Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

April 28, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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Upcoming event: 2015 National SBIR/STTR Conference

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The U.S. Small Business Administration will host the 2015 National SBIR/STTR Conference, June 15-17 in Washington, DC.  The event will feature presentations from leaders in business and government as well as opportunities to network with funding agency representatives, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors from around the country.

Baylor faculty who are interested in pursuing SBIR/STTR funding or building partnerships with entrepreneurs are encouraged to consider attending.

Click here for more information on the conference from the SBA.

September 29, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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NSF offers Q&A webinars for prospective SBIR/STTR applicants

SBIRThis fall, the NSF will host a series of  informational webinars for individuals who are interested in applying for funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Translation (STTR) programs.  The free online sessions will help prospective applicants navigate the proposal process and get started on their applications.

In addition to information on the webinars, the NSF’s website also offers links to YouTube videos about the SBIR/STTR program and user guides for developing and submitting applications.

Click here for more information or to register for an upcoming webinar.

June 4, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Reminder: Texas SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference, June 12 in Austin

It’s not too late to register for the 2013 SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference, taking place June 12 in Austin.

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Entrepreneurs, researchers, and small business owners in need of research and development funding

WHAT
A one-day conference designed to provide all of the key resources for winning SBIR/STTR awards, featuring one-on-one interaction with program managers from the biggest SBIR/STTR granting agencies, including DoD, NSF, NASA, DOE, NIH and DHS. Just added: welcome by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, chair of the U.S. House Committee on Space, Science and Technology.

WHY
Network with industry experts, potential research partners, and other small business owners who have been successful at winning numerous SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) awards. Hear directly from the agencies about their pressing technical needs and promote your technologies and capabilities. Learn about planning for the new TETF SBIR/STTR Matching Program. Meet federal prime contractors, investors, university representatives, peer mentors and other resources to assist you in creating a winning SBIR/STTR proposal.

Sign up for the Texas SBIR/STTR Mentoring Network, a range of free and low-cost tools and advisory services to help Texas companies. Build your team, learn insider secrets at advanced tutorial sessions, get program updates for every major SBIR granting agency, and connect with investors and prime contractors.

WHEN
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
8:15 AM to 5:30 PM

WHERE
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Amphitheater Room 204
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

MORE INFORMATION
Click here to learn more or to register. The regular registration fee is $149, but Baylor faculty are eligible for a discounted rate of $99. Contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR for discount code.

The Texas SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference is presented by the Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities, a nonprofit funded in part by the Office of the Governor to accelerate job growth and global competitiveness in emerging technology industries. 

May 15, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Upcoming event: Texas SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference

SBIR/STTR Summit and ConferenceBaylor faculty are invited to participate in the Texas SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference, June 12 at the AT&T Center in Austin.

The conference will provide guidance on creating successful proposals for federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), as well as opportunities for one-on-one networking with entrepreneurs, business leaders and program managers from SBIR/STTR granting agencies.

WHAT
Texas SBIR/STTR Summit & Conference

WHEN
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
8:15 AM to 5:30 PM

WHERE
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Amphitheater Room 204
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

MORE INFORMATION
Click here for more information or to register. Regular registration fee is $149, but Baylor faculty are eligible for a discounted rate of $99. Contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR for discount code.

April 22, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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NSF to present webinars on upcoming SBIR/STTR funding opportunities

The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Engineering will present a pair of webinars this week to assist prospective applicants to the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I funding programs.

Tomorrow’s webinar will provide an overview of the SBIR Phase I solicitation (13-546), while the session on Wednesday, April 24 will cover the STTR Phase I solicitation (13-547).  Both webinars will begin at 1:00 pm CDT and will be archived on the NSF website for later viewing.

Following the two overview presentations, the NSF will host five additional webinars in May devoted to questions and answers about the SBIR/STTR programs.

Click here to view the schedule and register for one or more of the upcoming webinars, or to view an archived session.

March 25, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Upcoming seminar to help researchers and entrepreneurs apply for federal SBIR/STTR funds

Baylor faculty are invited to participate in a one-day workshop aimed at helping researchers, entrepreneurs and small business owners access funding through federal SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs.

Click here for more information or to register.

The workshop is being staged in multiple locations the week of April 8-11:

Monday, April 8
Austin, TX
Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd

Tuesday, April 9
San Antonio, TX
Omni Hotel, 9821 Colonnade Blvd, I-10 and Wurzbach

Wednesday, April 10
Houston, TX
Houston Technology Center, 410 Pierce Street

Thursday, April 11
Arlington, TX
UT Arlington Research Institute, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S.