Macomb-OU INCubator hosts Defense Department SBIR event: If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, you can learn more about available resources and funding from the Department of Defense Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Macomb-OU INCubator, 6633 18 Mile Road in Sterling Heights. “Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Proposal Prepearation for the Department of Defense” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This seminar provides detailed instruction on the ins and outs of preparing a proposal to meet the requirements of the DoD, including both technical and commercialization plans, and navigating the submission process. Attendees will come away with up-to-date information about the DoD SBIR program, differences between the various DoD components, identifying a topic, outlines and considerations for each part of a proposal, strategies for targeting DoD’s mission and requirements, writing your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations, technological innovation and commercial merit – what this really means, and common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them. The SBIR and STTR programs award more than $2.3 billion in grants and contracts annually through a competitive awards-based process. This compelling source of non-dilutive funding encourages technology-based businesses to explore ideas and profit from their commercialization. The cost of the event is $75 for companies based in Michigan and $125 for companies based elsewhere. More at bbcetc.org.