BBCetc Sets SBIR-STTR Training: Ann Arbor-based BBCetc has set three training events for June. On June 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., BBC will conduct “How to Write a Compelling SBIR/STTR Proposal for the National Institutes of Health” at the University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex. This one-day seminar presents essential “how-to” instruction on writing a competitive Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer proposal that meets the unique requirements of the NIH and the expectations of its reviewers. Training will include SBIR/STTR program basics, an overview of NIH structure, how to find a solicitation and define your project, understanding the review process, preparing the components of your proposal, how to prepare an NIH budget and an introduction to electronic registration. The session is $75 for companies based in Michigan and $150 for those based elsewhere. The event includes lunch. More at On June 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. BBC will conduct “SBIR/STTR 101 and Proposal Prep for U.S. Department of Agriculture” at the Fillmore Complex in West Olive, near Holland. This program gives you the option of attending a morning SBIR/STTR introduction, an afternoon workshop in proposal preparation for the US. Department of Agriculture – or both. Morning attendees will learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including: program purpose, eligibility, sources of funding and tools for proposal development.  The afternoon program will focus on crafting a competitive SBIR proposal for the USDA (This solicitation is excepted out in June). Morning only $50; afternoon only $50; full day – $75. Lunch is included for full-day attendees. More at And on June 26 and 27, BBC will present “The Ins and Outs of SBIR/STTR Funding: Is Your Technology a Fit?” The June 26 portion runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the June 27 portion from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The event will take place at the Michigan Technological University Advanced Development Complex, Houghton. This program begins with a morning of basic SBIR/STTR information followed by a Mix and Mingle lunch, during which presenter Becky Aistrup will be available for questions and informal discussion. After lunch, Becky will present three, one-hour segments focusing on SBIR/STTR programs at the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and Dept. of Defense. She will cover basic elements of each program, what they have in common, what is unique to each and how to go about finding a solicitation that fits your technology. On June 27, Becky will be available for 20-minute one-on-one meetings to discuss your technology, offer advice and answer questions. Contact Jayne Berkaw at to schedule your meeting. The event is $50 for companies based in Michigan and $100 for those based elsewhere. More at