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      June 8, 2012

      Friday   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

      480 Charles Young Dr.
      Los Angeles, California

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      2012 SoCalBio Workshop on Accessing Government Funding

      Numerous U.S. government agencies provide funds, such as SBIR and STTR grants, to small biotech and medical device firms in support of their R&D and commercialization activities. Such grants offer non-dilutive funding, confer validation from peers, and provide invaluable feedback from experts.

      In the current financial environment, these government grants are becoming more important as traditional sources of funding early-stage life science companies dry up. 

      Attend this SoCalBio Workshop to to get more information about changes in the SBIR/STTR rules after the reauthiorization of the SBIR Program early this year.

      Also, this workshop will sharpen your grant-writing skills and and enable you to tap various government funding opportunities from the NIH, NSF and DoD.

      Furthermore, you will hear from entrepreneurs who won grants and get tips from active venture capitalists on how to leverage government grants to access institutional funding.


      • Gregory Milman, Ph.D., Director, Office for Innovation and Special Programs, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, DHHS
      • Dave D. Hood   MS, MBA, PMP, President, DH3 & Associates {Former Senior Advisor to Principal Assistant for Acquisition US Army MRMC
      • Jessica Kenyon, Vice President for Health and Life Science Programs, American Defense International, Inc.
      • Bob Rawles, Sr. Manager, Moss Adams
      • Kinman Tong,  Health Care & Not-for-Profit Business Assurance Services Manager, Moss Adams
      • Seth Levy, Partner, Nixon Peabody
      • Marie Talnack, PhD, SBIR/STTR Grant Consultant


      7:30    Registration and breakfast

      8:00    Introductions

      8:15    NIH funding opportunities following the re-authorization of the SBIR/STTR grant program

      10:00   Break

      10:15   Accessing funding from Department of Defense (DoD) sources and how to navigate the

                 DoD bureaucratic maize

      11:15   Additional sources of funding opportunities (NASA, Energy, Commerce,m etc.) 

      12:15   Lunch

      1:00     Meeting government accounting requirements

      1:55     Break

      2:05     Patenting your inventions under the "America Invents Act"

      2:55     Break

      3:05     Leveraging your SBIR/STTR grant money to take your company to the next level

      4:00     Instruction ends


      What will be covered:

      • The Fundamenals:
        • SBIR/STTR legislation
        • Differences between grants and contracts
        • Grant and contract eligibility rules
        • Targeting the right agency
        • When to apply
        • How proposals get scored
        • How long it takes to get a notice of award
      • Understanding Proposals
        • Identifying a problem and a solution
        • Understanding the heart of the proposal.
        • Identifying research questions
        • Documenting the state of the art
        • Choosing Phase I technical objectives
        • Understanding the relationship between Phase I and Phase II
        • Proving significance of the work
        • Assuring the agency wants what you’ve got
        • Assuring your approach is correct
        • Assuring the work is innovative
      • Understanding Reviewers and the Review Process Regarding:
        • Work plan & budget
        • Research team, equipment and facilities
        • Determining whether you need a partner 
        • How to find a partner
        • Convincing reviewers that commercialization is likely
        • Follow-on funding for commercialization
      • Tips on Technical Writing.
        • What it means to write well
        • Putting the proposal in formats required by different agencies
      • Meeting Government Accounting Requirements
      • Protecting Intellectual Property Under the New Patent Laws


      USC Stevens Institute

      Saban Research Institute

      No Refunds. Substitutions Accepted

      Cost: Not a SoCalBio Member 317.49

      SoCalBio Member 211.99

      Academic/Gov/Nonprofit 106.49

      Speaker 0.00

      staff 0.00

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