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Dept. of Defense SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshops

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

$35 – $85

About this event

  • Event lasts 8 hours

This Department of Defense-focused workshop provides detailed instruction on preparing a proposal to meet the requirements of the DOD, including both technical and commercialization plans and navigating the submission process.

Presented by DOD SBIR/STTR expert, Monique Branham, the program will also cover:

  • SBIR/STTR program basics and up-to-date information on the DOD program
  • An understanding of the differences between DOD components
  • Tips on how to identify a topic
  • The importance of talking to Technical Points of Contact during the pre-release period
  • How to register and utilize the DOD SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal
  • Writing to meet the reviewers’ expectations.
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and more!

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement between VIPC and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

About the Instructor:

Monique Branham is a BBCetc Principal Consultant; she joined the company in July of 2021. She has 22 years of experience in the DOD. She joined the United States Air Force in 1999 and has an M.B.A in Aviation from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. While in the Air Force, she served as a Quality Assurance personnel of government contracts and a Resource Management Officer. Monique moved to the Air Force Space and Missile System Center (SMC) and became the SBIR/STTR commercialization expert. Monique’s work was instrumental in finding leveraged funding from government, academic, and private sectors and writing intricate transition management plans led to the successful commercialization of SBIR topics that are currently operating on the International Space Station. Monique garnered leveraged funding for commercialization for over 20 SBIR topics. Monique has received awards from SMC for Innovation and leadership. Monique has an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force.