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SBIR/STTR Proposal Writing Workshop

The Oregon Bioscience Incubator will be hosting a 2-day SBIR Grant Writing Workshop on April 9-10. Topics covered will include: SBIR/STTR basics, how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal, commercialization, and budget planning.

There is an application process to attend this workshop. If selected, the cost is $75, which includes food and beverage on both days.  

More details available on the workshop flyer

OCTRI Design Studio: Get Feedback on Your Research Project from Senior Faculty

Are you submitting a career development K award, your first R01, or a similar major grant? OCTRI has an opportunity for basic and clinical scientists to present their research and receive constructive feedback from OHSU scientists to improve chances of award success. The OCTRI Design Studio has helped many OHSU researchers improve their aims and identify critical areas of improvement before submitting awards.

The Design Studio has openings at four scheduled meetings:

  • Tuesday, April 10, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 8, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, June 12, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, July 10, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

To learn more about the Design Studio, how to present, or how to participate as a reviewer, please email Melissa Mudd.

SBIR Road Tour - July 17th with Oregon BEST

The SBIR Road Tour is a national initiative to promote the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which provide $2.5 billion annually in funding to small advanced technology firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. 

The NW stops of the SBIR Road Tour will be 1-day live events located in downtown Portland on July 17 and Seattle on July 18. These events provide an exceptional opportunity to meet directly with over 25 program managers from the 12 Federal agencies with SBIR/STTR programs. Learn more at

This is a rare opportunity - the last NW visit for the Road Tour was 2015!

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