Train the Trainer

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Course 3: An Introduction to the SBIR and STTR Programs
(March 12 – April 9) for SBA District Office

Thanks for your interest in the training for the SBA district offices. The March course is full and registration for that section is closed. However, we have opened registration for the next section which starts May 7th

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is pleased to present its schedule of course offerings for FY20. Each of these courses is offered over a period of several weeks using distance learning. We are excited about the new offering we will introduce in March, 2020 for SBA District Office personnel entitled Introduction to the SBIR/STTR Program and the Innovation Ecosystem. As you review the list of offerings, please note that there are different eligibility criteria for each course – so review the dates and eligibility requirements carefully.

Title Eligibility Dates Offered
Course 1: Helping Potential SBIR/STTR Applicants Under-Represented (typically rural) States May 11, 2020—July 1, 2020
Course 1: Helping Potential SBIR/STTR Applicants Procurement Technical Assistance Centers June 9, 2020—July 30, 2020
Course 2: Helping First Time SBIR/STTR Awardees (Open) Regional Innovation Clusters April 20, 2020—June 10, 2020
Course 2: Helping First Time SBIR/STTR Awardees Procurement Technical Assistance Centers August 4, 2020—September 24, 2020
Course 3: An Introduction to the SBIR & STTR Programs (FULL) SBA District Offices March 12, 2020—April 9, 2020
Course 3: An Introduction to the SBIR & STTR Programs (Open) SBA District Offices May 7, 2020—June 4, 2020
Course 3: An Introduction to the SBIR & STTR Programs SBA District Offices July 7, 2020—July 30, 2020
Course 3: An Introduction to the SBIR & STTR Programs SBA District Offices August 4, 2020—September 24, 2020

The courses listed below are now open for registration

If you would like to be informed of future course announcements or have any questions, please email Veronica Smith at vsmith@dawnbreaker.com

Course 2: Helping First Time SBIR/STTR Awardees

First time awardees have a great deal to learn about how to be a responsible government contractor. Without appropriate guidance, it is easy for a firm to find itself faced by a number of problems because they did not understand the importance of many things at the outset: keeping timecards; allocating funds appropriately to different pools; how to negotiate agreements with universities; and the list goes on and on…. The purpose of this course, is to help you, the service provider, understand what it means to be a government contractor – so that you can better assist first time winners.

This course is divided into ten lessons, each with a discussion thread and an individual homework assignment. Everyone who completes the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from SBA.

Interested parties can download the schedule of the topics addressed below.

Course 3: An Introduction to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs - for SBA District Office Personnel only

This course has been especially designed for SBA District Office personnel who from time to time may be called upon to make a presentation on the Small Business Innovation Research and/or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. It’s designed for those of you who want to feel more confident addressing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and making referrals to service providers and university personnel in the district you serve.

Comprised of five lessons, this course will require one hour a week to attend a live webinar and an additional hour to complete a weekly assignment. The purpose of the assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to use the materials discussed in the webinar, as using the concepts enhances learning. At the conclusion of this course you will be prepared to use a new set of slides on the SBIR/STTR program that reflects the changes taking place in this dynamic field.

Interested parties can download the schedule of the topics addressed below.