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June 12, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Category: Workshop
Location: 5057 Woodward Sixth Floor, Conference Room A
Cost: Free

Join National Institutes of Healthy expert Andrea Johanson, PhD,, for this session on NIH SBIR/STTR proposal planning. She will provide a clear understanding of NIH SBIR/STTR program goals, and advice on how to:

  • Choose the Institute or Center best "fits" your project,
  • Talk to NIH,
  • Develop a strategic plan for your project,
  • Write a strong Specific Aims,
  • Approach other sections of the proposal, and
  • Meet reviewer expectations.

Optional One-on-One Meetings: 12:30 to 5 p.m. 

Bring your questions and discuss your project. Get information, guidance and tips.

RSVP at by June 11.

WSU attendees: Use promo code “WSU104”; All others: $50

Dr. Johanson has more than 20 years of experience in leading international collaborative research projects. Prior to joining BBC in 2006, she was responsible for developing a portfolio of agricultural biotechnology projects at Michigan State University’s Institute of International Agriculture, and for reporting to federal funding agencies about the program.

BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting manages the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, which provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with costs covered in whole or in part by the state. BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping emerging companies win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. Its Michigan clients have been awarded over $171 million in funding since 2002. Learn more at

About the Wayne State Technology Commercialization Office: The goal of WSU’s Technology Commercialization Office is to provide high level, quality assistance and services to WSU researchers and our industry partners, to maximize the availability of next generation technologies that will benefit society worldwide. The TC Office is responsible for the identification, protection, marketing and licensing of intellectual property developed by WSU researchers, and promotes an entrepreneurial culture, supports start-up ventures and regional economic development. TC also offers several programs to support technology validation, venture development and entrepreneurial education. To learn more about the Technology Commercialization Office at Wayne State, visit

For more information about this event, please contact Bramdon Stawiasz at 313-577-5622.