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Research Division to host STTR/SBIR grants workshops March 15

From staff reports | Feb 19, 2016

The Ohio University Research Division will host two STTR/SBIR grants workshops on Tues., March 15. The workshops will provide an overview of the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs and tips for writing competitive applications. STTR and SBIR grants are designed to help small businesses turn innovative ideas into market-worthy products.

Two 90-minute workshops are scheduled in 113 Ellis Hall from 9:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. and from 11:50 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. (repeat session).

Individuals are encouraged to RSVP here:  http://doodle.com/poll/iht5paektdpt4tyb. Those interested in meeting with the speaker in the afternoon should email Roxanne Malé-Brune, male-bru@ohio.edu, to set up a 20-minute meeting.

About the speaker:

William Timmons received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He has led multiple startup companies from inception through market entry, and through his consultancy, he has worked with many large and small client companies, universities and all levels of government, often combining these diverse players into consortia to pursue novel opportunities.

Over the last 10 years, he and his team have helped raise more than $150 million in non-dilutive funding for their technology-based clients as well as for their own startups through federal and state grant programs, leveraged by over $250 million in co-investments by public and private equity sources. This work has helped create new industries, thousands of jobs and products as diverse as advanced fertilizers, treatments for heart disease, biofuels and bioproducts, solar voltaics, compact high-current electric motors for hybrid vehicles, glucose monitors and stem cell treatments.

His own personal experiences with high-tech medical technology startups as well as with early stage fundraising has enabled him to understand his clients’ needs and to help them successfully transition their technologies from inception through market entry.