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Technology  Commercialization Programs and Events


Lunch and Learn: Key Legal Issues (IP, Sublicensing, Company Structure, Founders' Agreements)

November 4 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm CDT

Learn how to protect the commercial value of your research and explore the various legal structures you can choose for your startup’s legal formation. This seminar will provide you with the legal basics you'll need and prepare you for meeting with legal counsel (but it's not a substitute for actually working with counsel).



I-Corps Teams Webinar

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 am CDT

Learn more about the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Teams program. During the webinar, there will be a presentation followed by a question and answer session.


For more information visit the I-Corps website or read the I-Corps Teams solicitation. You may also reach out to with any questions.




November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 am CDT

The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $4 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually. The process is complex with a steep learning curve, but the impact of receiving $millions in non-dilutive funding is worth the effort.


Find out if your technology company is eligible for non-dilutive (FREE) federal funding through the government’s SBIR/STTR program. Join us for this webinar covering SBIR/STTR program basics including program purpose; eligibility; and sources of funding.



Developing the commercialization plan for NIH SBIR/STTR Proposals

November 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am CDT

Learn about essential components of an effective plan, how to find and use cost-effective market research to direct your efforts, supporting documents you will need, and other tips for writing a winning plan.



Designing Research for Broader Impacts

October 25 - November 15

The National Science Foundation, in partnership with Southwest I-Corps, is offering an advanced program designed to improve research funding for faculty and scientists. Leveraging the success of the NSF’s I-Corps programs, we will practice techniques that embrace the scientific method to focus on clarifying and framing the Broader Impacts of your planned research into a compelling proposal narrative.



  • Increase your chances for funding

  • Clearly communicate broader impact of research initiatives

  • Refine your research agenda 

  • Identify key collaborators and stakeholders

  • Develop a sustainable research pipeline

  • SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH


October 25 • 1:00 – 5:00pm | Opening Workshop: Day 1
October 26 • 1:00 – 5:00pm | Opening Workshop: Day 2
November 1 • 1:00 – 3:30pm | Check-In Workshop
November 8 • 1:00 – 3:30pm | Check-In Workshop
November 15 • 1:00 – 3:30pm | Closing Workshop
*All workshops will be held virtually.



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DOD Rebranded Components

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 am CDT

Get a review of DOD’s mission along with an overview of all DOD rebranded components, including AFWERX, SPARTN, SOFWERX, xTechsearch, and more. Each component has a different focus, eligibility requirements, and solicitation deadlines — so this is a great opportunity to learn which ones participate in SBIR/STTR, how the components differ and how to find open BAA’s and deadlines.




"From the Sources' Mouth" with NASA

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

The NASA SBIR and STTR programs fund the research, development, and demonstration of innovative technologies that fulfill NASA needs as described in the annual solicitations and have significant potential for successful commercialization.


Join this workshop and learn, from the sources of, NASA program manager, what is needed for a successful proposal to NASA.


The session is ideal for technology-based entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses already familiar with the SBIR/STTR programs who want to learn more. New to SBIR/STTR? Please view our on-demand webinars before joining our “From the Sources’ Mouth” training sessions.



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