“Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.” As I stated in my recent video, there are many policies that might impact your ability to both submit, and worse, to receive SBIR funding.
We’ve become aware of a System for Award Management (SAM) registration issue from one of our clients that resulted in them not getting funded.
In the wake of the Microsoft security breach in March, I thought it was time for a reminder about the slow, but inevitable Department of Defense cybersecurity requirement rollout.
It is difficult to keep track of the new programs and support each agency has to further commercialization and networking for innovative solutions.
You’ve done the hard work….at least up until now. You worked for months to polish up your proposal, get the budget together, collect your letters of commercial interest, validated that your company and PI are eligible to receive an SBIR or STTR, and got everything submitted.
Okay, yea, it doesn’t have the same ring as Ghostbusters, but is still important.
I occasionally get an email or phone call from a client about getting registered with System for Award Management (SAM), or perhaps renewing their SAM registration.
The USDA has a deadline coming up in October for submission of Phase I SBIR proposals.
A common topic to include in your SBIR proposal is a discussion on the competition. While we often hear our clients say that they “Don’t have any competition” or there are “No others doing this,” there is always some alternative that your customers can use or are using to solve the problem.
The Financial Plan is often missing or weak in Commercialization Plans I review.