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The SBIR/STTR Alerting Service is a free service that provides bi-
weekly notification of SBIR and STTR solicitation announcements,
news and information, and Internet resources relevant to the
SBIR/STTR programs. This service is provided by the Economic
Development Office of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Back issues of the SBIR Alert are available at Subscription instructions
appear at the end of this newsletter.


--   DoD SBIR Solicitation 2009.2 Deadline Reminder
--   USDA FY 2010 Phase I SBIR Now Available
--   DOE OSDBU Business Opportunity Session Announcement
--   DOE SBIR Technical Assistance Program Web Portal
--   NIH ARRA Funding Opportunity Announcements
--   NIH SBIR and STTR RFAs and Program Announcements



-- DoD SBIR Solicitation 2009.2 Deadline Reminder

The deadline for proposals in response to the Department of Defense
(DoD) SBIR Solicitation 2009.2 is 6:00 a.m. ET June 17, 2009. As
indicated on the Solicitation website
(, all
SBIR Proposal Cover Sheets and Company Commercialization Reports
must be prepared and submitted electronically through the DoD
SBIR/STTR Electronic Submission Web Site, as described in Sections 3.0 and
6.0 of the program solicitation. For components requiring complete
electronic submission, technical proposals must be uploaded through
the Submission Website. The website also cautions to „plan ahead and
submit early.‟

For more information, contact the DoD SBIR Help Desk at 866-724-
7457, or

-- USDA FY 2010 Phase I SBIR Now Available

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released their FY
2010 Phase I SBIR solicitation. Depending upon the availability of
funds, USDA expects to make approximately 85 Phase I awards not to
exceed $90,000 each to small businesses in FY 2010. The topic areas
for this solicitation are:
8.1 Forests and Related Resources
8.2 Plant Production and Protection - Biology
8.3 Animal Production and Protection
8.4 Soil and Water Resources
8.5 Food Science and Nutrition
8.6 Rural Development
8.7 Aquaculture
8.8 Biofuels and Biobased Products
8.9 Marketing and Trade
8.11 Animal Manure Management
8.12 Small Mid Size Farms
8.13 Plant Production and Protection - Engineering

In addition, as indicated in the solicitation, „USDA recognizes
Agriculturally-related Manufacturing Technology and Energy
Efficiency and Alternative and Renewable Energy as two cross-cutting
priorities with relevance to all topic areas listed in this program
solicitation. USDA encourages applicants--as appropriate--to address
these priorities within their applications for submission to one of the
topic areas listed in this section. Special consideration will be given to
applications that address one of these priorities.‟

The solicitation is available in MS WORD and PDF file formats at For more
information regarding the solicitation or the USDA SBIR program, call
202-401-4002 or email

-- DOE OSDBU Business Opportunity Session Announcement

The announcement below was recently added to the Conferences and
Workshops section of this newsletter. If you would like to have an
event added to this list, please forward to

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
is pleased to announce its June 22, 2009 Business Opportunity Session
It will feature information focused on R&D, Technology and Small
Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology
Transfer (S'TT'R) firms. Specialists from the Office of Science SBIR
Program and the DOE Technology Transfer Policy Board, the Federal
Laboratory Consortium, and the SBIR Lead for the Maryland
Procurement Technical Assistance Center will join Agency Small
Business Experts in a half-day forum, and Question and Answer

Please join us on June 22nd! Registration is required for this event. To
register, please contact Mr. Kent Hibben, BOS Team Leader, (202)
586-8086 or via email at

-- DOE SBIR Technical Assistance Program Web Portal

The announcement below was distributed by Chris O'Gwin, U. S. DOE
SBIR Commercialization Assistance Program Manager, on June 2,
To: All Small Business Entrepreneurs Interested in the U. S.
Department of Energy‟s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

You are cordially invited to use the DOE SBIR Technical Assistance
Program Web Portal at The DOE
SBIR Office has contracted with Foresight Science & Technology, Inc.,
a leading firm in commercialization and technology transfer, to provide
a Technical Assistance Program (TAP) commercialization web portal
which provides prospective SBIR applicants and other energy
entrepreneurs with the tools, training, and support to write a successful
SBIR proposal. For more details on what‟s available to you, please
read more.

The DOE SBIR TAP Portal is built on Foresight‟s T2+2™ platform
which has numerous features incorporated specifically for potential
SBIR awardees, including:

Commercialization 101™: An e-learning course on commercialization
and how to do market research and deal-making.

Market Overviews: Analyses on markets as they relate to over 200
R&D Technical Topics and Subtopics in the latest DOE SBIR/STTR
Funding Opportunity Announcement at

Foresight‟s Go/NoGo™ Template and Help File: Tools to conduct
your own assessment of your technology‟s commercial potential.

The DOE TAP Discussion Group: A venue for knowledge sharing and
gaining advice from Foresight and the users of the portal.

Phyl‟s Blog: Phyl Speser is a multiple SBIR award winner, author of
the best-selling textbook The Art & Science of Technology Transfer
(Wiley 2006), a former professor of intellectual property law, and an
accomplished deal-maker. Phyl shares tips and tricks of the trade in
addition to responding to questions about how to move your technology
to market.

Tools for Writing a DOE Phase I Proposal: Guides and tips for general
SBIR proposal preparation and how to integrate commercialization into
your DOE SBIR Phase I Proposal.

At the DOE, we believe that these tools, primers, and other extensive
technical assistance available to you via the DOE TAP web portal will
make a difference in successful small business commercialization
efforts. We think you will too.

-- DHS S&T 2009-2 SBIR Solicitation is now Open

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology
(S&T) Directorate began accepting proposals in response to their
FY09.2 SBIR solicitation on May 18, 2009. The deadline for receipt of
proposals is July 2, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. EDT. As indicated on the DHS
SBIR News page (
“No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact
is permitted for reasons of competitive fairness. Proposers may submit
written questions to Questions must
be limited to technical information related to improving the
understanding of a particular topic‟s requirements; any other questions,
such as those asking for advice or guidance on solution approach, will
not receive a response.”

DHS posted a Question and Answer Matrix on the Federal Business
Opportunities ( website on May 27, 2009
that may be worth reviewing if you are submitting a proposal for this

For more information, contact the DHS SBIR Helpdesk at 1-800-754-
3043 or

-- NIH ARRA Funding Opportunity Announcements

National Institutes of Health (NIH) posted the following notice on their
Small Business Research Funding Opportunities website on June 3,

The NIH Announces Two New ARRA Funding Opportunity

NIH has released two new Funding Opportunity Announcements
(FOAs) that may be of interest to the small business research
community and will be supported by funds provided to the NIH under
the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Recovery Act”
or “ARRA”). These are:

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Biomedical Research,
Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New
Technologies (BRDG-SPAN) Pilot Program
(, and
Recovery Act Limited Competition: Small Business Catalyst Awards
for Accelerating Innovative Research

Application due dates for these FOAs are September 1.

-- NIH SBIR and STTR RFAs and Program Announcements

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently added three Request
for Applications (RFA) and two Program Announcements (PA) that
may be of interest to SBIR participants on the 'Special Announcements
for Small Business Research Opportunities' page on their SBIR web
site ( This page lists NIH
SBIR/STTR-Relevant PAs, RFAs, and notices that are taken from the
NIH Guide Electronic Repository of Special Announcements for Small
Business Research Opportunities
The title, announcement number, participating Institute(s), web address,
and receipt date(s) of the RFAs and PAs appear below:

Advanced Tools and Technologies for Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
(STTR and SBIR) – posted 6/12/09
PA-09-205 and PA-09-206
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement. and

SBIR E-learning for HAZMAT and Emergency Response (SBIR) –
posted 6/5/09
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Application Receipt Date(s): August 03, 2009

Safe and Effective Instruments and Devices for use in the Neonatal
Intensive Care Units (SBIR and STTR) – posted 5/29/09
RFA-HD-09-017 and RFA-HD-09-018
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Application Receipt Date(s): July 31, 2009 and



11th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference, Omaha, NE, June 30-July
1, 2009. This year‟s annual conference, hosted by the Nebraska
Business Development Center, will focus on “Transforming Medicine
Through Innovation.” It encompasses two full days of in-depth
information about the NIH SBIR and STTR programs including
funding opportunity identification, application preparation and
electronic submission, post award administration, and transitioning into
the marketplace. The agenda, registration, and other conference
information are available at the conference website: For more
information, contact Lisa Tedesco at 402-554-6270 or

2009 Fall National SBIR Conference, Reno, NV, November 2-5, 2009.
The conference will bring together federal program administrators from
all of the SBIR participating agencies, venture capital and angel
investors, large companies, secondary market and traditional lenders,
university and federal laboratory representatives and other experts who
provide assistance or are interested in doing business with early-stage
ventures. Participants will also hear presentations by SBIR award
winners who have successfully commercialized their research, and
learn about opportunities while networking with peers involved in
innovation. For more information, visit
ubtitle=00, or contact Dr. Fritz H. Grupe at 775-813-7407 or


How to do Business with the U.S. Department of Energy -- R&D,
Technology and SBIR/STTR Firms, Washington DC, June 22, 2009.
This Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
Business Opportunity Session will feature information focused on
R&D, Technology and Small SBIR and S'TT'R firms. Specialists from
the Office of Science SBIR Program and the DOE Technology Transfer
Policy Board, the Federal Laboratory Consortium, and the SBIR Lead
for the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center will join
Agency Small Business Experts in a half-day forum, and Question and
Answer session. To register, please contact Mr. Kent Hibben, BOS
Team Leader, at (202) 586-8086 or

How To Win SBIR Awards, Largo, MD, June 23, 2009. This
workshop, sponsored by Maryland TEDCO and
Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation, will
provide information on focused strategic planning, pre proposal
marketing efforts and competitive application techniques. For more
information, visit, or contact the SBIR Center at or 410-315-8101.

SBIR Phase II Workshop, Little Rock, Arkansas, July 9, 2009. This
workshop is designed specifically for companies that have received at
least one SBIR Phase I award and are confident they will be invited to
submit a Phase II proposal. This eight-hour course provides
entrepreneur-authors with specific exercises and interactive feedback to
help them plan and then complete each section of a Phase II
SBIR/STTR proposal. Instructor is Sharon Ballard of EnableVentures,
Inc., a multiple-SBIR awardee and entrepreneur with extensive
experience as an entrepreneurial coach. To register, call (501) 683-7700
or go to For more information, contact
Mildred Holley at

FLC Far West / Mid-Continent Conference, San Francisco, CA, August
31-September 2, 2009. This conference will focus on the changing
federal landscapes in energy and high technology projects. Various
perspectives on these changes will be presented by DOE, DoD and
NASA. We will also explore the challenges and opportunities brought
about by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of
2009 and its effect on the FY-2010 R&D programs and budgets.
Updates on S&T Programs and Education will presented from SBIR to
STEM to TIP. For more information, visit, or contact Rick Shindell at 360-
582-9106 or

2009 SBIR Beyond Phase II: Conference & Technology Showcase
Orlando, FL, September, 21-25, 2009. The Beyond Phase II
Conference showcases the SBIR Program‟s Phase II awardees‟
technologies and provides a forum for commercialization opportunities.
The event brings together current SBIR Phase II companies, key
technology and acquisition personnel from government, and industry to
enable the transition of SBIR-funded research and development into
products for military, government and private sector commercial
markets. For more information, visit, or contact Andy Talbert
at or 703 412-3152.

SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II Grant Proposal Course Pomona, CA,
October 6-7, 2009. Day one provides an overview of the SBIR and
STTR funding process and helps individuals prepare to write a
comprehensive grant proposal. Day two will help individuals
understand the SBIR/STTR Phase II grant proposal process and will
give participants key tools to use in preparing their proposal. For more
information, visit
efault.aspx?certid=2073 or
efault.aspx?certid=2074, or Contact: Rebecca Pang at or 909-869-4495.

National SBIR/STTR Conference, Reno, Nevada, November 3-5, 2009.
Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc. will offer an abbreviated version of
their Phase 2 proposal preparation workshop on the afternoon of
November 5th. The workshop will cover the basics of Phase 2,
differences among the agencies' Phase 2 programs, advice on preparing
the Phase 2 proposal, and basics of technology commercialization. For
more information, contact

Other possible upcoming SBIR training opportunities include:

SBIR/STTR Workshops, Santa Fe/Albuquerque, New Mexico, July
2009 (tentative)
SBIR/STTR Workshops, Norman, Oklahoma, July 2009 (tentative)
SBIR/STTR Cost Proposal Workshops, Somewhere in Montana,
September 2009 (tentative)
SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Proposal Preparation Workshop, Boise, Idaho,
September 16, 2009 (tentative)
SBIR/STTR Workshops, Somewhere in New Jersey, Winter 2009

* Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc will provide training at these
workshops. Any attendee of one of these workshops is entitled to a
free critique of his or her draft SBIR or STTR proposal. If you have
questions, contact Gail or Jim Greenwood at (239) 395-9446 (voice &
fax) or, or visit their web site at www.g-

If you are sponsoring or are aware of SBIR workshops in your area and
would like to post an announcement feel free to contact us.


DoD SBIR Solicitation 2009.2
Due June 17, 2009

DHS 2009-2 SBIR Solicitation
Due July 2, 2009

PHS-2009-2 SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA
Due Aug 5, Dec 5;
 AIDS and AIDS-Related Due September 7, January 7, 2010

USDA FY 2010 Phase I SBIR
Due September 3, 2009


PHS-2009-2 SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA
Due Aug 5, Dec 5;
 AIDS and AIDS-Related Due September 7, January 7, 2010


NASA SBIR 2009 Phase I Solicitation
Expected July 7, 2009

DoD SBIR Solicitation 2009.3
Expected on the Web July 27, 2009

DoD STTR Solicitation 2009.B
Expected on the Web July 27, 2009



Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
   National Institute of Standards and Technology
Department of Defense or
     Defense Technical Information Center
     Air Force
     Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBD)
     Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
     Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
     Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
     National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
     Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
     Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
     SBIR Interactive Technical Information System (SITIS)
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
Homeland Security Domestic Nuclear Detection (DNDO)
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
National Institutes of Health
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
National Science Foundation
Small Business Administration


CRIS (Current Research Information System)
CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects)
Federal Business Opportunities
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Economic Development Office
SBA Tech-Net
State Science and Technology Institute

(listed alphabetically by state)

Technology Research and Development Center of Alaska (TREND)
Arkansas SBDC SBIR/STTR Program
SBIR Colorado
The Connecticut SBIR Office
Delaware Technology Assistance Program (DETAP)
Florida SBDC Network Business Technology Commercialization
Georgia SBIR Assistance Program
Georgia's SBIR Network
Hawaii SBIR program (HDTC)
Idaho SBIR Initiative Program
Heartland Illinois Technology Enterprise Center (HITEC)
Illinois DCEO Innovation Challenge Technical Assistance Program
Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) and
 NASA Illinois Commercialization Center (NICC)
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (ISURF)
Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC)
Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation
Maine Technology Institute
Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
Defense Alliance of Minnesota
MoFAST: Moving Missouri's Innovations to Market
Montana SBIR Program - Montana Department of Commerce
MSU TechLink - Regional DoD SBIR and Transition Assistance
Nebraska Business Development Center
Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC)
New Jersey SBDC Technology Commercialization Center
New Mexico SBIR Outreach Program
New York SBIR/STTR Assistance
North Dakota SBIR/STTR (NDSS)
North Carolina SBTDC SBIR Outreach
Ohio SBIR Program
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology
Oregon SBIR and STTR Resource Guide
Innovation Partnership (Pennsylvania)
Puerto Rico Small Business Development Center
Small Business High Technology Institute
South Dakota SBIR Center
SBIR-STTR Assistance Center of Utah
Virginia‟s Center for Innovative Technology
Washington Technology Center SBIR Program
Washington State Small Business Development Center
Wisconsin Entrepreneurs‟ Network
Wisconsin SBIR/STTR Program
Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative

Other Resources And Consulting Services

Advanced Technology Innovations, Inc.
Bid Data Line
Biotechnology Business Consultants, LLC
Centurion Technology
Clark Nuber P.S., CPAs
Cohen International, SBIR Consulting
Consulting Concepts, LLC
Foresight Science & Technology, Inc.
Gov-Con Solutions, LLC
Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.
InKnowVation Online
Innovation Asset Management, LLC
Jameson & Company, P.C. (SBIR Survival Kit)'t_contract_services.htm
Hentzel & Associates SBIR Services
Lytmos Group, LLC
Miller & Associates, P.C.
New Technology Connection
NineSigma, Inc.
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Parmelee Creative & Technical Writing
PBC SBIR Services
Piquero Insights, Inc.
Proposals that Work, LLC
Research Editing
Robert Berger Consulting
   Under construction
Rocket Science Technologies
SBIR Gateway
SBIR Resource Center
SciBiz Services
Small Business Technology Coalition
Summit Contract Management, LLC
Tech BizSolutions, Inc.
The SBIR Coach - Fred Patterson
The SBIR Network


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