SBIR/STTR Grants for Science and Technology Start-ups

This full-day workshop focuses on all aspects of how to strategically assist early stage companies approaching obtaining funding from the SBIR/STTR Program. It is led by expert scientific consultants from Eva Garland Consulting (EGC), recently named by INC magazine in the top 5,000 growing firms AND as North Carolina’s fastest growing woman-owned firm. EGC has successfully secured millions of dollars in SBIR/STTR funding for clients.

Who Should Attend? The workshop's content is beneficial and geared to: 

  • Individuals at tech transfer offices
  • Individuals supporting iCorps companies
  • Service Providers and Individuals who support small businesses developing new technologies


Strategies for aligning SBIR/STTR funding opportunities with companies’ needs

  • Advising companies on how to align grant opportunities with their broader business and product development objectives
  • Conducting comprehensive searches for grant funding opportunities
  • Evaluating grant opportunities based on success rates, technology stage of development, budgets, and other factors

Preparing competitive SBIR/STTR grant proposals

  • SBIR/STTR vs. academic grants
  • Specific agency requirements
  • Strategies for developing research and commercialization plans
  • Budgeting
  • Timelines for proposal preparation, receipt, review and award
  • Mock reviews of actual submitted grant proposals

Post-award grant management, compliance, and accounting

  • Internal controls and policies & procedures
  • Project accounting
  • Timekeeping
  • Reporting requirements
  • Transition to Phase II, including audit requirements and indirect rate negotiation


More Information

  • ​​​​​​$250 travel stipend reimbursement available
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch included

Please contact for more information.


UNC Charlotte 
9201 University City Blvd 
Charlotte, NC 28223