Webinar: Introduction to EPA’s SBIR Program
Thursday, January 30, 2013, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research
(SBIR) program provides critical, early-stage research and development funding
in the form of contracts for a range of environmental technologies with strong
commercial potential. The EPA’s SBIR broad topics for 2013 included Water,
Innovation in Manufacturing, Waste, Air Quality, and Homeland Security. The next
EPA SBIR solicitation is scheduled to open in March of 2014.
This webinar will address key content to include in SBIR proposal applications
including the importance of including strong letters of endorsement. Also to be
discussed is the review process used by the EPA. The webinar will address common
issues that present challenges for new SBIR applicants and offer guidance regarding
how to plan ahead in order to ensure successful completion of major steps within
the application process.
The webinar will be led by April Richards, EPA SBIR Program Manager. Also
participating in the webinar will be Dr. Tito Viswanathan of Synanomet, LLC,
an Arkansas-based company that has successfully won both Phase I and II EPA
SBIR awards in 2012 and 2013. Dr. Viswanathan will share his personal experiences
and challenges associated with forming a project team, coordinating with the
university to license his technology, and developing strong proposals that
included letters of customer engagement.
Following a 1-hour presentation, April Richards and Dr. Viswanathan will engage
webinar participants in a 30 minute question and answer session.