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Sonalysts, Inc. will present a workshop for all NMC members and guests on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Water’s Edge Resort (1525 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498).

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for transition to production contracts with Federal Agencies and commercially. Through competitive awards-based programs, SBIRs and STTRs enable small businesses to explore their technological potential while providing a roadmap toward increased profitability through larger production and commercialization efforts. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs. 

This workshop is not just another that covers the basic tenets of the SBIR and STTR programs. While that information is useful and available in several on-line venues, companies find themselves struggling to win Phase I and II awards. They also find themselves unable to adequately propose to all of the work in any one topic. Sonalysts has been participating in the SBIR and STTR programs since 1988. Recently they adapted their bid process to make better use of the 60+ day period from topic release to the proposal submission deadline. The result of these simple changes doubled the company’s win rate.

In this workshop, Milt Stretton, Sonalysts’ President and COO, will guide attendees through

  • recent changes in the SBIR and STTR programs,
  • staged activities designed to reduce the strain of proposal development,
  • teaming requirements and strategies,
  • proposal staffing strategies, and
  • lessons learned from his years of writing, winning, and executing these types of projects. 

Networking periods at the event will afford NMC members the opportunity to establish relationships between member companies that might permit teaming, bidding, and winning projects that they may not be able to tackle organically. This valuable information is an asset to any business owner or marketing professional interested in entering these programs or upgrading their existing system for working on these programs.

Learn more about the SBIR and STTR programs at https://www.sbir.gov/.

Sonalysts, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned professional services business founded in 1973. They offer extensive experience and strong qualifications in a wide variety of technical disciplines. Sonalysts has grown steadily by providing high-quality products and services on time and within budget. Their main campus is in Waterford, CT with offices across the US.