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October 4, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Category: Workshop
Location: 5057 Woodward 6th Floor, Conf Rm A | Map
5057 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Registration: 8 - 8:30 a.m.

Program: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The WSU Technology Commercialization Office is hosting BBCetc. for a SBIR/STTR proposal preparation workshop for the National Institute of Health.  Is your company considering or planning on submitting a proposal for SBIR/STTR funding through the NIH?  With the January 5, 2018 deadline approaching, and it is not too early to start the process.  During this workshop, expert trainer, Andrea Johanson, PhD, will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH.


  • Current information on the SBIR/STTR program
  • Tips on preparing each section of your proposal
  • How to write the proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations
  • Navigating the process of submission 
  • Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them

 Cost: WSU attendees: Use promo code “WSU104”; All others: $75 (includes lunch)



About Andrea Johnson, PhD, Principal Consultant, BBCetc

Andrea has over 18 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. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Reading University, in the UK, a Masters in Plant Pathology from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

 About BBCetc 

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 / 734.930.9741.


Funds for this initiative were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, a MSF program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy.  The MEDC markets Michigan and provides the tools and environment to drive job creation and investment. For more information on the 21st Century Jobs Fund initiative, visit


For more information about this event, please contact Bramdon Dogwill at 313-577-5622 or