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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

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--   SBIR Reauthorization: S. 1233 Passes in the Senate
--   PHS (DHHS) 2009-2 SBIR/STTR Solicitation Deadline Reminder
--   NIH SBIR Niche Assessment Program Announced
--   DoD SBIR 2009.3 and STTR 2009.B Presolicitation Notices



-- SBIR Reauthorization: S. 1233 Passes in the Senate

On July 13, S. 1233: “2009-2010 SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of
2009” passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. The text of this bill
has been incorporated into H.R. 2965 which will now proceed to a
conference committee to work out differences in the versions of the
House and Senate bills. To view the complete text of the bill including
amendments, and to track its progress, visit

-- PHS (DHHS) 2009-2 SBIR/STTR Solicitation Deadline Reminder

The second of three deadlines in response to the 2009 SBIR and STTR
Omnibus Solicitations of the NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF is August 5,
2009. Proposers are encouraged to review the Check Submission
Status FAQ page
( and
follow applicable instructions to assure your application was received
error-free. It is the applicant’s responsibility to track their application
through and NIH eRA Commons.

For more information, contact the PHS SBIR/STTR Solicitation Office
at or visit

-- NIH SBIR Niche Assessment Program Announced
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) posted the notice below on
their SBIR/STTR News Flash Page
( on
July 17, 2009:

NIH Offers SBIR Niche Assessment Program for Phase I SBIR

NIH has contracted with Foresight Science and Technology to perform
Technology Niche Analyses (TNA™) for 50 NIH SBIR Phase I
awardees. Awardees must have received their Phase I grant/contract in
either fiscal year (FY) 2009 or the upcoming FY 2010. For each
eligible SBIR Phase I project, the TNA™ will assess potential uses of
the technology and then provide a report that addresses the end-user
needs, current and emerging competing technologies, the market
dynamics, and the technology’s competitive advantage. (NOTE: This
program is not available to STTR awardees.) For a full description of
the program, check the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-09-122

-- DoD SBIR 2009.3 and STTR 2009.B Presolicitation Notices

The Department of Defense (DoD) posted presolicitation notices for
their 2009.3 SBIR and 2009.B STTR programs on the Federal Business
Opportunities ( website on July 20, 2009.
A portion of the SBIR notice appears below for your convenience. To
view the entire announcements, visit
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Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: DoDSBIR2009_3
Posted Date: July 20, 2009
Original Response Date: September 23, 2009


Small high-technology firms are encouraged to submit proposals to
DoD for R&D projects with both military and commercial applications
in response to SBIR solicitation 2009.3, which will be publicly released
on the DoD SBIR Web Site ( on Jul
27, 2009. The 2009.3 SBIR Solicitation will open for receipt of
proposals on Aug 24, 2009 and will close at 6:00 AM EASTERN
TIME, Sep 23, 2009.

The solicitation lists all the R&D topics under which DoD is seeking
proposals, and also contains detailed information on the parameters of
the SBIR program and how to submit a proposal. Small firms apply
first for a six-month phase I award of $70,000 to $100,000 (unless
otherwise specified in the component instructions) to test the scientific,
technical, and commercial merit of a particular concept. If phase I
proves successful, the firm may be invited to apply for a two-year
phase II award of $500,000 to $750,000 to further develop the concept.

Questions may be directed to the SBIR/STTR Help Desk at (866) 724-
7457 or Mr. Joseph Misanin at (703) 604-0022, or by e-mail: or Ms. Amy Smith, Contracting Officer at
(937) 255-0493, e-mail Current Point of
Contact: SBIR Help Desk at (866) 724-7457.



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


* Phase 1 Proposal Preparation Boot Camp & Cost
Proposal/Government Accounting Workshop, Norman, Oklahoma, July
28-29, 2009. The first day's workshop will include the introduction of
a simple but effective four-step process for developing a competitive
Phase 1 SBIR or STTR proposal. The second day, will address
SBIR/STTR cost proposals and government accounting issues like
estimating your indirect/F&A rate(s), preparing the cost proposal,
tracking of expenses, and coping with audits and auditors. For more
information or to register, contact

One-Day Phase I Proposal Writing Workshop Waltham, MA, August 7,
2009. This workshop will focus on two areas key to winning SBIR
funding: the work plan and the commercialization plan. Instructor
Sharon Ballard will explain how to integrate knowledge of the state-of-
the-art with the work plan, and how to master requirements unique to
different federal agencies. Participants will receive guidance in
researching government organizations, financial and administrative
requirements and more. The workshop will offer tips for approaching
and structuring working arrangements with large corporations on
government contracts. For more information, contact Patricia Boynton
at or (413) 587 2172.

Oregon, August 11, 2009. Presenters from agencies including the NIH,
NIST, DOE, DoD, and others will discuss how to develop a successful
application for SBIR/STTR funding. Topics will include: What are
each agency's priorities for research topics? What criteria does each
agency use to select awardees? What can applicants do to make their
proposals more competitive? The afternoon session will include
opportunities to talk in small groups with program managers, past and
current SBIR grantees, and prospective applicants. If you plan to
attend, please RSVP to Kelly Brooks at
or 503-326-2901.

* SBIR “From Lab to Market” Workshop: Phase 1 Proposal
Preparation Boot Camp & Phase 2 Overview/Commercialization
Workshop, Santa Fe & Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 19-20,
2009. The first day's workshop will include the introduction of a
simple but effective four-step process for developing a competitive
Phase 1 SBIR or STTR proposal. On Day 2, a quick overview of
Phase 2 of SBIR/STTR, followed by the topic of commercialization of
your innovation will be presented. For more information or to register,
contact, or visit, or

DCAA Cost Accounting Seminar, QuickBooks, Indirect Rates and ICE
workshop, August 24th-25th, 2009. This seminar will cover Cost
Accounting/Basics, Procurement, Contract Compliance, Direct/Indirect
Costs, Structure Specific Indirect Rate Pools, Labor Tracking Issues,
Travel Regulations, Equipment, Unallowable Costs, and more. For
more information, visit, or contact 303-800-
9115 ext 2 or

SBIR/STTR Phase I Writing Proposal Workshop Technology/Product
Roadmap Planning Program Scottsdale, AZ, August 27-28, 2009. This
workshop is an exclusive eight-hour session targeting early-stage, first-
time or unsuccessful writers of SBIR/STTR Phase I proposals. It offers
participants a structured SBIR/STTR grant-writing methodology
demonstrated to be highly successful. For more information and to
register, visit, call 480-884-1804 or e-mail

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

* Phase I Proposal Preparation Workshop, Boise, Idaho, September 16,
2009. This workshop will address the basics of SBIR/STTR, then cover
a four-step process for developing a competitive Phase 1 proposal. It
will also offer an opportunity to critique an actual Phase 1 proposal,
and comment on its strengths and weaknesses before learning its
history (and what can be and cannot be gleaned from sample
proposals). For more information or to register, contact

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.

DCAA Government Contractor Compliance Conference, October,
12th-14th 2009. This seminar will cover Cost Accounting/Accounting
Basics, Internal Controls, Adequate Accounting System, Structure
Specific Indirect Rate Pools, Labor Tracking Issues, Travel
Regulations, Equipment, Unallowable Costs, and more. This seminar
may also be attended online. For more information, visit, or contact 303-800-9115 ext 2 or info@gov-

* Phase I Proposal Preparation Workshop, Orlando, Florida October
22, 2009. This workshop will cover the basics of SBIR/STTR
(including recent developments in the programs), a four step process
for preparing a Phase 1 proposal, and give you an opportunity to
critique an actual Phase 1 proposal. Contact
for more information or to register.

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

* SBIR/STTR Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 Proposal Preparation and/or Cost
Proposal &Government Accounting Workshops, Newark area, New
Jersey, November 18-20, 2009. It is expected that this event will
include an overview of the SBIR/STTR programs and how they are
evolving, and continues into a simple four step process for developing a
competitive Phase 1 proposal. It will then offer either a Phase 2
proposal preparation workshop, or a cost proposal/government
accounting workshop, or both. To be kept informed of this event as it
takes shape, contact

Other possible upcoming SBIR training opportunities include:

SBIR/STTR Workshop, Gainesville, Florida, Winter 2009 (tentative)
SBIR/STTR Phase 2 Proposal Preparation Workshop, Orlando, Florida,
February 11, 2010

* 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.



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
Due September 3, 2009

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


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

PHS SBIR Phase I Contract Solicitation
Expected August 2009

DOT 2009.2 SBIR Solicitation
Expected September, 2009

NSF SBIR and STTR Solicitations
Expected September 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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