3Phase - SBIR Topic Series

  • March 11 | 11:00 am–May 20 | 12:00 pm
  • Virtual
  • Free
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3PhaseSC is diving deeper into SBIR-STTR grant strategies during this free six-part webinar series.  Attend one or all, 3Phase is prepared to help you.

March 11th - How can 3Phase help me?

Understand the 3PhaseSC process and how its support can help you with Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Smart Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.  Federal research agencies provide non-dilutive funding for innovative research.  Learn how the 3Phase team partners with SC companies to build winning proposals.  

March 25th - What are the components to a strong SBIR/STTR proposal?

What goes into making a compelling SBIR/STTR proposal?  Learn the mechanics and 3PhaseSC's lessons learned for crafting a compelling proposal. 

April 8th - Understanding my competition when writing an SBIR/STTR proposal

How well do you know your potential customer?  How well do you know your competition?  These two facets are integral to crafting a compelling, fundable SBIR/STTR proposal.  Talk through strategies for integrating this into your proposal.

April 22nd - SBIR/STTR Budgets 101

Understand the budget components of an SBIR/STTR proposal at different phases and understand what is allowable as a grant expense.  Learn more about direct, indirect and unallowable costs.  This session also touches on best practices from awarded companies and how to manage funds once awarded. 

May 6th - Do I really need to get letters of support for my SBIR/STTR proposal?

What makes a strong letter of support for a SBIR/STTR proposal?  We will discuss how a conversation with a potential customer or partner can help you craft a great support letter.  

May 20th - How do I pursue SBIR/STTR funding from the Department of Defense?

Each agency has some "learn along the way" tips and tricks.  We'll share insights into building a fundable DOD proposal and the intricacies of their process.  also, we will discuss the importance of treating the agency as the customer for the end product or service being developed and the need for partnering with large defense contractors. 


Presented by:

Office of Innovation, South Carolina Department of Commerce


Date & Time:

March 11th, March 25th, April 8th, April 22nd, May 6th, May 20th 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


FREE online Event - Register for one or all sessions

Zoom meeting information will be provided within 24 hours of the webinar.