SBIR/STTR Workshop




January 30, 2020

O'Hara Student Center, Ballroom

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $2.5 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually.

This event is now full & registration is closed. Fill out the form below to learn about future SBIR/STTR events.

Get in-depth exposure to federal grant funding opportunities

Learn about resources specifically available to University faculty and PA small businesses.

The Innovation Institute, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Pitt consultant, McAllister & Quinn are partnering to deliver an educational program to help inform Pitt stakeholders and local businesses of SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research)/STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) opportunities.

SBIRs and STTRs are federally funded programs that provide grants to startups and small businesses to further develop University intellectual property for the purpose of commercialization. The primary goal of the program is to introduce the available SBIR/STTR opportunities to Pitt researchers as a source of research and development funding, as well as to help them become more familiar with the process.

Click below to view the video of the seminar: 

Video Snippet SBIR STTR


January 30, O'Hara Student Center, Ballroom

9-9:30 a.m.             Registration, Coffee, & Juice

9:30-10 a.m.          Introductions & Overview of SBIR/STTR Program

10-10:30 a.m.        Agency Overview

  • Department of Defense Overview
  • National Institutes of Health Overview
  • National Science Foundation Overview
  • Department of Energy Overview

10:30-10:45 a.m. Reaching out to the Agencies

  • Overview and Purpose
  • Timeline for Concept Review Next Steps

10:45-11:15 a.m. University of Pittsburgh Compliance

11:15-11:45 a.m.  Partnering Resources to Effectively Leverage SBIR/STTR

11:45-12 p.m.        Introduction to PA Innovation Partnership

12-12:15                  McAllister & Quinn Full Proposal Support

12:15-12:30            Closing Remarks & Staying in Touch

12:30-2                    Networking Lunch & One-on-One Meetings with: 

  • McAllister & Quinn
  • Innovation Institute
    • Licensing Manager
    • Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Conflict of Interest Office
  • SBIR/STTR Active Pitt Spinout
  • CTSI
  • sciVelo
  • Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence

McAllister & Quinn provides consulting services focusing on increasing the external funding opportunities of a college or university with the goal of providing a high return on investment. The return on investment can include a combination of budget relief, budget enhancement, new programs/partnerships, and/or greater institutional efficiencies. McAllister & Quinn on currently on retainer with the University of Pittsburgh and will provide review and input on SBIR/STTR grant proposals.