In this post, we offer advice to small businesses preparing proposals in response to NASA’s 2022 SBIR/STTR solicitations. This federal program allows U.S. companies with fewer than 500 employees to pursue their innovative R&D while answering the federal government’s interests. Among our top 5 tips: start required registrations ASAP, request TABA funding (we can help with that), and don’t wait until the last minute to submit!
The AUTM 2022 Annual Meeting is Feb. 20-23, and we are excited to step away from virtual interactions and reconnect in person with tech transfer colleagues after a two-year hiatus. With 90+ educational sessions, an exhibit hall, and multiple receptions and networking periods, the meeting can be overwhelming. Here’s my advice to help you get the most out of your time in New Orleans.
Take our Tech Transfer Gender Data Survey to contribute to the national conversation involving gender diversity. We’ll share results later this month at our session on incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) data into TTO metrics at the AUTM 2022 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. We’ll examine data trends and cover the challenges of acquiring EDI data and securing the buy-in of university administrators.
As we head into the new year, now is a good time to revisit and prioritize tech transfer best practices—that is, efficiently and effectively moving technologies out of university, government, and even corporate labs and into the marketplace. Today we’ve gathered together 10 of our key posts to give you easy access to these tech transfer best practices. Happy reading, and contact Fuentek to learn more about how we can help your technology transfer office (TTO) apply them.
Only a small percentage of SBIR/STTR companies request an often-overlooked funding resource to help them shape their commercialization plans. That’s why we were happy to contribute to a Technology Transfer Tactics spotlight article to help spread the word about how small businesses can tap into the TABA program.