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National Science Foundation SBIR Proposal Prep Workshop

Thu 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Technology

Join us as Ruth Shuman, PhD, National Science Foundation SBIR Program Manager, covers how NSF SBIR programs have helped small innovation-based companies undertake cutting-edge, high-quality scientific research and development through their non-dilutive SBIR grant programs. A light breakfast will be provided. This event is free of charge. The session will cover: • NSF SBIR overview and initiatives, as well as eligibility requirements. • Practical strategies on how to successfully submit competitive research proposals. • Proposal guidelines and requirements. • An overview of NSF’s research topics

Speaker(s): Ruth Shuman joined the National Science Foundation in August 2009. She is currently serving as Program Director for the Biology and Chemical Technologies (BC) Cluster in the SBIR/STTR Program, and was named Cluster Leader in 2011. Her area of technical focus at NSF is biological and biomedical technologies, and she has a keen interest in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. Formerly, she was the founder, president, and CEO of a successful venture-backed life science company, Gentra Systems, Inc., that developed, manufactured, and sold products for genetic testing and research to clinical and research laboratories worldwide. Following Gentra’s acquisition by Qiagen, she held various consulting/advisory positions with start-up companies, and was CEO-In Residence for Life Science with the University of Minnesota’s Venture Center evaluating the business potential of University-developed technology. Ruth began her career as a faculty member at North Carolina State University, and was a pioneer in the devel

Fee: No Cost

Phone: (302) 856-1555


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Delaware Technology Park 15 Innovation Way Newark, DE 19711

Located at the intersection of Rt. 72 and Wyoming Road at 15 Innovation Way and is the first building on your right on Wyoming Road. Turn right into the parking lot and park in front of the building. Additional parking is available behind the building. All visitors must enter the building through the front entrance.

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