Pre-Submission Expert Panel Reviews

Pre-Submission Expert Panel Reviews

This free service helps clients increase their potential for federal SBIR/STTR funding approval. Our multidisciplinary panels mimic the federal agency’s review process and taps reviewers with experience in SBIR/STTR funding, technology commercialization and/or technical expertise. Our goal is to provide you with actionable recommendations regarding your draft ahead of your SBIR/STTR submission deadline.

This is intended to be a high-level review of proposals in final draft form.

Review Panel Format


Clients register for the appropriate review panel event (see registration links below).


Proposals are emailed to CTC (Todd Strother and Margaret Ramey).


Proposals are sent to our panel of expert reviewers. CTC includes confidentiality measures to protect your idea.


Reviewers and CTC reconvene to discuss proposals and provide feedback. Clients DO NOT attend review.


Review results are emailed to clients with notes from CTC.

NSF Presubmission Panel Review

For Applicants Submitting to NSF in early summer 2021

Who should Register for the NSF Presubmission Review?

Companies planning on submitting a proposal for the NSF June Close of Cycle . Register today! Please note this is closed review process. You do not attend the event, but you will need to register. This allows us to recruit the appropriate reviewers for your proposal.


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