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August, 2012

Volume 1, Issue 7

North Dakota SBIR/STTR R & D Funding for Tech. Entrepreneurs

Dept. of Navy Rapid Innovation Fund

Inside this Issue : NAVY Rapid Innovation Fund

The U.S. Department of the Navy recently posted a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) on the Federal Business Opportunities (www.fedbizopps.gov) that may be of interest to the SBIR community. As indicated in the notice: This BAA is primarily for the validation and transition of technologies de-

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CCR is out; SAM P.1 is in SBIR & STTR Policy Dir. ReP. 1 leased for Pub. Comment Conferences & P. 2 Events Open SBIR/ STTR Solicitations

veloped by small businesses (less than 500 employees) including those developed under the SBIR program and IR&D that directly support DoN needs and programs. Those selected for award may receive up to $3M in Rapid Innovation Fund funding; developmental efforts can be completed within

24 months; preference will be shown for technologies that can be available to the operational Naval Forces within 12 months of Rapid Innovation Fund project completion. Funds available for awards are $50 million, contingent upon acceptable proposals.

Important Update: CCR is out SAM is In The Central Contractor Registry (CCR) as well as the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) web sites and facilities have given way to the federal government's new omnibus system, the System for Award Management (SAM), located at www.sam.gov. SAM incorporates many of the governments databases into one, and that includes CCR, although it no longer carries

that name. The good news is that if your company was current in the CCR, that information has been ported over to SAM. You cannot use your old account from CCR in SAM. You will have to go in and create an account (for most of us it will be a user account). If your company was current in the CCR, go to www.sam.gov and create an individual user account (this information is separate from your com-

pany's "entity account" but if done properly will allow you to access your company's data). When you create your user account, you will be asked "Would you like to migrate a legacy system account?" If the email address used in your CCR record is the same as the one in your user account, the transition will be a piece of cake.

SBA Policy Directives for SBIR & STTR Released for Public Comment

P. 2 The SBA wants your public com-

ments on the new Final Rules. The commenting period will commence upon publication in the Federal Register. If all goes according to schedule comments will be open for 60 days and close October 6, 2012. A new "Final Rule" with consideration of comments should be published by the end of the calendar year. The rules are long and complex, so you won't hear much from the

UND Center for Innovation

SBIR community until a preliminary study is done. However, the SBA will hold two webinars (perhaps more) but for now they are scheduled for: August 23, 2012 (you must register by August 22, 2012) August 29, 2012 (you must register by August 28, 2012) If you are interested in attending one of the Webinars, you must pre-register (maximum partici-

pation is 125 per session) by sending an e-mail to technology@sba.gov. You must include in the subject line, the date of the Webinar you want. In the body of the email you must include the Participant's Name, Title, Organization Affiliation, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address, and Fax Number.

4200 James Ray Drive Grand Forks, ND 58203

(701) 777-3132


Events & Conferences

Open Solicitations

SBIR/STTR Proposal Webinars

SBIR

September 7, Noon–1:30 CT Register HERE Basics of SBIR/STTR Presented by Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc. September 10, Noon–1:30 CT REGISTER HERE Four-step process for developing a phase 1 proposal Presented by Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc. September 18, Noon–1:30 CT REGISTER HERE Tips for successful proposal preparation Presented by Jenny Servo, Dawnbreaker Commercialization September 26, Noon–1:30 CT REGISTEr HERE Preparing a commercialization plan Presented by Lisa Kurek, BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting September 27, Noon–1:30 CT REGISTEr HERE Cost proposal Presented by Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.

 DOE FY 2013 SBIR/STTR Phase I Funding Opportunity  Letter of Intent Due September 4, 2012  Applications Due October 16, 2012  USDA FY-2013 SBIR Solicitation  Due September 6, 2012  PHS 2013-1 SBIR Contract Solicitation  Due November 13, 2012  PHS 2012-2 SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF

 Due December 5, 2012; AIDS and AIDS-related due September 7, 2012, and January 7, 2013

STTR  PHS 2012-2 SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF

 Due December 5, 2012; AIDS and AIDS-related due September 7, 2012, and January 7, 2013

Webinars are FREE. Marisol Uribe Rodriguez SBIR/STTR – Technology Commercialization Consultant (402) 554-6270 murodriguez@unomaha.edu

Useful Links Dept. of Agriculture: USDA SBIR Dept. of Commerce: DOC-NOAA

Dept. of Education: ED IES ED OSERS / NIDDR Dept. of Energy: DOE

DOC-NIST Dept. of Defense: DOD

Department of Health & Human Services NIH

Air Force

Department of Homeland Security DHS S&T Directorate DHS DNDO

Army DARPA DTIC-Defense Technical Information Center

Environmental Protection Agency: EPA

MDA-Missile Defense Agency DTRA-Defense Threat Reduction Agency Navy NGA-National Geospatial Intelligence Agency SOCOM-Special Operations Command

Dept. of Transportation: DOT

SBIR/STTR News ZYN.com PNL.gov Grants.gov Sbir.gov

Solicitation Searches ZYN.com Grants.gov

National Aeronautics & Space Administration: NASA National Science Foundation: NSF Small Business Administration: SBA

National SBIR/STTR Calendar www.zyn.com/sbir/cal/

**All links are also posted on bottom of webpage www.zyn.com/sbir/

UND Center for Innovation

4200 James Ray Drive Grand Forks, ND 58203

(701) 777-3132


CFI August 2012 SBIR Newsletter