Posts Tagged ‘NIH grants’

Tales From the Front – Advice From SBIR-funded Entrepreneurs (3)

Friday, January 25th, 2013

The SBIR journeyIn the third post of the blog series titled “Tales From the Front: Advice From SBIR-funded Entrepreneurs”, I share with you Rick Weiss’ tips for companies seeking to grow their business with SBIR funding. Rick is the Founder and President of Viocare, Inc.  Viocare has a platform of solutions that enable companies, communities and clinicians to improve the wellness and productivity of their respective employees, members or patients. Recently, I had the pleasure of hearing Rick speak as a guest at an SBIR workshop given by Jim Greenwood and sponsored by the New Jersey Small Business Development Center

Here are his eight tips for SBIR success.

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Is Your SBIR Grant Proposal Innovative?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

“Innovation” is all the buzz these days. It has even made it’s way up to The Oval Office with the launch of Startup America. And recently, the NIH and other granting institutions finally jumped on the innovation bandwagon and made this a point that needs to be specifically addressed in your SBIR grant application. Not surprising: after all, it is the “I” in SBIR!

Many clients of The Isis Group struggle with this section of their SBIR/STTR grant application. This section deserves extra attention, and not only because it is part of your overall score. In a sense, you are really selling yourself, your institution, your know-how and your idea. How does a scientist put on a sales hat and write a compelling innovation section? Here are some tips. (more…)