Upcoming  Events:


SBIR 101

The SBIR-STTR Assistance Center (SSAC) staff will provide an overview of the SBIR-STTR program, what it takes to win these non-equity position dollars and how they help double your chances of winning. Held the second Wednesday of each month, as well as the fourth Tuesday of August, September and October, (see times below) you will learn how this Federal grant program helps small technology companies with their 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: 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

Location: Salt Lake Community College – Miller Campus  9750 South 300 West, Sandy.

Miller Corporate Partnership Building (9690)

Room 333


    Second Wednesday of Every Month: Noon-1:00 PM

   Tuesday, August 26: 5:30-6:30 PM

   Tuesday, September 23: 5:30-6:30 PM

   Tuesday, October 28: 5:30-6:30 PM


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!


Hill Air Force Base SBIR-STTR Program REVEALED – Hill Air Force Base Museum – May 2014

This free event allowed Program Managers and Small Business Specialists from Hill AFB as well as the staff of Utah’s SBIR-STTR Assistance Center  provided insights to the SBIR program locally and tips on winning proposals. 

  • Informative and open briefing.
  • Appreciate information/support.
  • Excellent information.
  • Informative.


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

Make Your Phase I a Winner 

Led by Mary Cardon – SSAC Director

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.