Presentation on theme: "Resources for Commercializing Clean Tech Brian Sherman – January 18, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Resources for Commercializing Clean Tech Brian Sherman – January 18, 2011
Agenda Intro to ACA Intro to Innovation AZ site Arizona Business Challenge Q & A
Solar/Renewable Energy Science & Technology EntrepreneurshipAerospace & Defense Business Retention
Birth of a Technology Business
Lifecycle Matrix of a Technology Business
Online SBIR/STTR Fundamentals Training 1)SBIR/STTR Overview 2)Proposal Planning 3)Intellectual Property Considerations 4)Finance and Accounting Considerations Created by Sharon Ballard / Enable Ventures & Dan Suhr / Inxsol
1) SBIR/STTR Overview Module Highlights: What is the purpose of the programs? Who is eligible? How much money is allocated to these programs? Comparison between SBIR & STTR What are the program phases? Resources: Links to Agency SBIR Programs Links to key resources like the SBA SBIR and SBIR Gateway
2) Proposal Planning What qualifies a proposal for award? Awards made are based on small business qualification, degree of innovation, technical merit, and future market potential. Typical Evaluation Criteria are: Technical Merit Team Qualifications Value to Agency Potential for Commercial Success Cost & Cost Realism Resources: Links to sample proposals Links to proposal writing resources
3)Intellectual Property Considerations Module Highlights: SBIR Data Rights Tips for protecting your SBIR intellectual property Resources: Links to IP Law Resources Links to IP Court Cases IP Checklist
4) Finance and Accounting Considerations Module Highlights: How to set up your accounting and track project costs Indirect rates Resources: Sample budgets Sample chart of accounts Finance & Accounting Checklist
What is Phase III (commercialization) and is there money available?
Does Commerce have funding for commercializing clean technology?
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