It is difficult to keep track of the new programs and support each agency has to further commercialization and networking for innovative solutions.
Almost all of the big commercial successes from the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR program have been companies that received Phase IIB awards, according to Ben Schrag, Senior Program Director of SBIR/STTR at NSF.
In a Quick Chat earlier this month, the Senior Program Director for SBIR/STTR programs at the NSF – Ben Schrag – shared a few best practices for preparing commercialization plans.
We often hear from entrepreneurs about the challenges in acquiring additional funds to further de-risk technologies and navigate through the dreaded Valley of Death. Accessing funds via the traditional SBIR/STTR programs can initially help you through risky feasibility questions.
Your SBIR proposal must communicate strong significance, but many proposals I review fall short in this area.
Atipica‘s Laura Gomez talks Startup Serendipity and Strategy: Seizing Opportunities, Navigating Troubles.
We often hear from entrepreneurs about the challenges in acquiring additional funds to further de-risk technologies and navigate through the dreaded Valley of Death.
A commercialization plan can be similar to a business plan in many respects, and should include a clear focus on the following topics, supported by customer discovery interviews, data, references, and quotations wherever possible.
You’ve got your company’s team identified, and you’ve selected a qualified Principal Investigator for your SBIR project.