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Put Your Best Proposal Forward

Tuesday  –  Nov. 10th   2:00-4:30 PM


Thursday –  Nov. 12th   8:30-11:00 AM

Registration begins 30 minutes prior to each session

Location:  Salt Lake Community College – Miller Campus

             Corporate Partnership Center, Room 333

              9690 South 300 West, Sandy, UT

Cost:         No charge. Parking Free.
                    Materials and light refreshments will be provided. 

The Department of Health and Human Services (NIH) Omnibus Soliciation next due date is January 5, 2016. This seminar will walk you through the submission process, focusing on what you MUST have and what you must NOT do.

From formatting to writing tips, this workshop will focus on the specific requirements for the NIH as well as best practices to assure your submission has the best opportunity to win in this competitive process.

 Click here to Register

See comments from the SSAC’s October NSF Workshop below!

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. (not including December, 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.

Corporate Partnership Building (9690 is building address) Third Floor


    Wednesday, October 14: Noon-1:00 PM 

    Tuesday, October 20: 5:30-6:30 PM

    Thursday, November 10: Noon-1:00 PM

    Wednesday, December 9: 5:30 – 6:30 PM 

    Wednesday, January 13: Noon – 1:00 PM

    Tuesday, January 26: 5:30-6:30 PM 

Feedback on Previous Workshops:

NSF SBIR-STTR WORKSHOP - Put Your Best Proposal Forward

Put Your Best Proposal Forward


Tuesday Oct. 6, 2015  


Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015  

  • “Exactly what I needed and had hoped for.”

  • “Excellent presentation…very knowledgeable and demonstrated willingness to help companies submitting SBIR’s to be successful.”

  • “I could not be more impressed.”


SBIR-STTR Lecture with NIH Program Director

Dr. Matt Portnoy

April 28, 2015

Dr. Portnoy brought key insights to Utah’s companies, guiding them on how to best utilize and maximize the resources of the NIH SBIR-STTR program 


  • I have already followed up and have something scheduled for next week!
  • We really appreciate putting this together and we know the director’s visit to Salt Lake helps all of us when we apply for funds.
  • The tour of the facility was a nice extra!


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

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!