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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( April 8, 1998)
SDSM& T TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OFFICIALS TO HOST SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH WORKSHOPS
Technical Assistance officials at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host Small Business Innovation Research ( SBIR) Workshops on Monday, April 20, and Tuesday, April 21. The workshops will be held 8: 00 a. m. - 4: 15 p. m. on Monday and 8: 00 a. m. - 3: 30 p. m. Tuesday in the Surbeck Center.
The workshops are designed to help small businesses, entrepreneurs, and economic development officials in submitting applications for research and development assistance from federal agencies. This fiscal year ten federal agencies will award a total of $ 1 billion to small and start- up companies that will perform innovative, high risk R& D and commercialize the resulting technologies. These awards are made through the Small Business Innovation Research ( SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer ( STTR) programs. Since 1983 these programs have provided thousands of companies with support for R& D and technology commercialization.
The SBIR Phase II Proposal Preparation Workshop on Monday, April 20, is intended primarily for Phase I SBIR winners who are trying to decide whether to go on to Phase II or who want guidance in how to prepare a Phase II proposal. The workshop also is broad enough to be of value to others interested in a stronger overview of the SBIR program before deciding whether to participate in the program.
The SBIR Cost Proposal Workshop on Tuesday, April 21, focuses on the perplexing world of government cost proposal writing and accounting practices. Participants will learn the terminology, cost categories, and structuring needed to develop a credible cost budget for their Phase I SBIR/ STTR technical proposals. The Phase I bookkeeping requirements and what to expect in a government audit.
Nationally recognized presenters Gail and Jim Greenwood will conduct the training. The Greenwoods have taught SBIR/ STTR courses to hundreds of individuals throughout the nation and have received national and regional awards for their outreach efforts. Cosponsors of the workshops include: U. S. WEST Foundation Project SBIR West, National Science Foundation ( EPSCoR), Dakota State University, South Dakota Small Business Development Center, South Dakota SBIR Center, South Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership through SDSU, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and SDSM& T’s Technical Assistance Program.
Enrollment for the workshops is limited. The registration fee is $ 25 per day or $ 40 for both workshops. To obtain registration materials or additional information, contact the SDSM& T University & Public Relations Office at 394- 2554 or Dr. Mel Ustad, Business and Education Institute, Dakota State University at ( 605) 256- 5174 or email: ustadm@ dsu03. dsu. edu.
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