University & Small Business R&D Commercialization Projects Workshop Feb. 19


Wokshop to promote federal funding for university/small business R&D commercialization projects: The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) & Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programs.

About $2.3 billion are awarded annually through these two Federal programs to small businesses, many of which team with universities or have university roots. Although both programs make awards for R&D, they focus on projects with the greatest opportunity for commercialization. Eleven different agencies, ranging from National Institutes of Health (NIH) to National Science Foundation (NSF) to Department of Defense (DoD) to Department of Agriculture (USDA), have SBIR programs. Five agencies (DoD, NIH, NSF, NASA, Department of Energy) make STTR awards.

The purpose of this day-long workshop is to first introduce attendees to STTR and SBIR, including the role that universities and faculty can play in both programs. The workshop then transitions into several sessions on how to prepare an STTR or SBIR proposal for Phase 1, the initial stage of an STTR/SBIR project.

The workshop will be led by Jim Greenwood, President of Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.  Greenwood has taught STTR/SBIR workshops in 48 states including Oklahoma, and has critiqued over 600 Phase 1 and 2 SBIR and STTR proposals. He has served as a commercialization reviewer for the NSF’s STTR and SBIR programs, and along with his wife, Gail, received the prestigious Tibbetts and Champion of Small Business Innovation awards for their STTR/SBIR outreach efforts.

Who Should Attend:

The workshop is oriented towards university faculty interested in participating in STTR/SBIR, including those who are considering spinning off a new business and those who want to collaborate with an existing outside small R&D business. Representatives of small businesses, including those that are considering a collaborative STTR/SBIR proposal with a university, also are encouraged to attend.


February 19, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Breakfast and Registration begin at 7:30)


Meridian Technology Center - Center for Business Development
1414 South Sangre Road, Stillwater, OK 74074

Cost and Registration:

$35 per person
Link to Registration

Contact Person:

Chad Mullen
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology
405-319-8416 (o)
405-317-3160 (c)


Oklahoma State University, Meridian Technology Center, i2E and OCAST