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Q SBIR Seminar Series | Before You Begin - Preparing for a Phase I SBIR Submission

When: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sonia Kim   (847) 467-0446

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Sponsor: FAST Center of Illinois

Category: Other


The FAST Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is led by EnterpriseWorks and provides free resources, support, and expertise necessary to submit a highly competitive proposal to help startups and companies bridge the gap between research and commercialization. We have helped companies acquire millions of dollars in federal SBIR/STTR funding – at no cost whatsoever to them.



This webinar will review the program rules and eligibility requirements, outline company expectations upon award, and cover critical elements for building a team. We will also cover key elements of a Phase I project, tips to start sketching out your project budget, and strategies for developing a successful plan for submission. Finally, this session will provide attendees with a brief overview of some useful free online tools and resources to help during the proposal preparation process.



Our presenter will be Kris Parmelee of the Parmelee Consulting Group, Inc., and a member of the FAST Center of Illinois consultant team. Kris is a proud graduate of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). She started her career at an Indianapolis-based nonprofit in program development and management. After gaining initial experience in fund raising, Kris launched her own venture in 2000 with a focus on private foundation and federal grants. In 2005, she expanded her experience to include SBIR/STTR and for the past five years, has focused almost exclusively on SBIR/STTR and project management services.

After the presentation, teams will have the opportunity to ask questions from the FAST team. This is a free, virtual event, but registration is required. The link to the webinar will be emailed to you upon completion of your registration. Recording Notice: By registering for this webinar, you acknowledge and agree that it will be recorded and shared online for public viewing.

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