Lessons Learned in Writing SBIR and STTR Grants

Fri, February 14, 2020 2:00 PM - Fri, February 14, 2020 5:00 PM at Kellogg Center, Red Cedar A and B

The session will explore opportunities that will:  

  • provide support for knowledge mobilization and mentoring for MSU community 
  • encourage researchers to utilize MSU and external resources for support
  • discuss the criteria for success in the grant seeking enterprise.

Highlights include a keynote presentation by Allen Tien, President and Chief Science Officer, mdlogix, Baltimore, MD, who has won over a dozen SBIR/STTR grants; and Kris Bergman, Managing Partner and Co-owner, Biotechnology Business Consultants & Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, Chelsea, MI, a state subsidized company devoted to assisting small businesses capture SBIR and STTR grants from the various funding agencies.

The event includes a panel discussion forum along with a reception.

For any questions related to the event, please contact Ike Iyioke, ike@msu.edu or Tom Hollon, hollont@msu.edu, OSVPRI, 517-355- 0306.


KRISTINE BERGMAN Managing Partner and Co-owner Biotechnology Business Consultants & Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, BBCetc Chelsea, MI

JOHN COLLINS, Jr. Director Healthcare Life Sciences, Dell EMC, Washington D.C.

PIERRE GOOVAERTS, PhD Chief Scientist, BioMedware Inc. Ann Arbor, MI

TOM HOLLON, PhD Grant and Proposal Consultant, MSU Office of Research and Innovation.

DAVID KEREN, MD, PhD Founder & Chief Executive Officer Inherited Risk Evaluation Tool [InheRET] Ann Arbor, MI

MUHAMMAD RABANAWAZ, PhD Assistant Professor, MSU School of Packaging and Department of Chemistry (Adjunct)

ALLEN Y. TIEN, MD, MHS Keynote Speaker - President and Chief Science Officer mdlogix, Baltimore, MD and Clinical Associate Professor, Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University School of Medicine

BRAD FINGLAND, PhD Director, Venture Creation at Spartan Innovations (subsidiary of the MSU Foundation)