Upcoming  Events:



SBIR 101 Workshop: Lunch and Learn

Bring your lunch, and the SBIR-STTR Assistance Center (SSAC) will provide dessert as well as an overview of the SBIR-STTR program. Every second Wednesday of each month, SSAC staff will lead an hour-long session on this Federal grant program which provides non-equity position grants for small technology company research and development. Attendees will gain an overview of the agencies involved, learn if their company and technology are applicable and how to avoid missteps in applying for these competitive grants as well as ‘front-door’ approaches to success.

Cost: There is no charge for this workshop, and seating is limited

Registration: Email UTAHSBIR-STTRCenter@utah.gov with your name, number of attendees and best contact phone

Time: Noon-1:00 pm

Location: Salt Lake Community College – Miller Campus  9750 South 300 West, Sandy. Corporate Business Center Building. Room 333

When: Second Wednesday of Every Month

Yes, you can come without your lunch and still get the dessert!

Feedback on Previous Workshops:

Gaining Access to the National Science Foundation’s SBIR-STTR Program with

Lead by Dr. Jesus Soriano, NSF Program Director and Mary Cardon, SSAC Director

February 20, 2014

  • Thanks – very helpful! 
  • GREAT information – thanks for hosting.
  • Learned a lot and was able to ask questions of the Program Director – great opportunity!


Capitalizing on SBIR-STTR Funding; Orem, UT Feb. 2014

Make Your Phase I a Winner 

Led by Mary Cardon – SSAC Director

Come and learn tips to help you win and receive answers to your questions. If you have submitted and were not funded, we can help you restart. If you are new to the process, this provides a solid foundation to begin.

  • This was GREAT! Thank you.
  • Worksheets are great!
  • Very interesting! Thanks!
  • Very informative…well suited for first time Phase I proposal submitters.
  • Excellent! Helpful.

Make Your Phase I a Winner – Logan, UT – Sept. 2013

Led by Mary Cardon – SSAC Director

  • Great Workshop
  • Easy to follow and helpful
  • I learned a great deal more than I expected!


2-Day SBIR-STTR Workshop – March 2013 – Phase I Proposal Preparation and Cost Proposal Preparation

Led by Jim Greenwood – SBIR-STTR National Expert

  • This was a wonderful program , very beneficial.
  • Great Information!
  • Enjoyed the presenter, very knowledgeable and excellent job maintaining energy level.
  • …appreciated the non-threatening, collegial manner in which issues, questions were addressed.
  • Very good presentation and knowledge.