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Getting Ready to Write Program

Launch Tennessee’s Getting Ready to Write Program is for inventors who are interested in the Phase 0/00 program but are not yet ready to apply. Eighty to 90 percent of the total effort that goes into preparing a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal should be focused on getting ready to write, not actually writing, so this program teaches participants how to do that correctly.

Program Details

Getting Ready to Write is a five-week webinar program conducted by Mark Henry from Grow Emerging Technologies.

Approximately 10 companies will participate in the following sessions:

Session 1:

  • Review of eligibility basics, program rules and methods for identifying proposal opportunities
  • Review brainstorming “pre-qualification” exercises

Session 2:

  • Elevator speeches
  • The need for good research ideas and research and business credibility
  • Company, idea, and agency screening

Session 3:

  • Pre-proposal data worksheets and planning activities
  • Preliminary budgets and scope of work
  • Intro to “bullet points” exercise (a pre-proposal)

Session 4:

  • Review of draft “bullet points”

Session 5:

  • Overview of full proposal requirements and review of sample Phase I proposals

If you have questions, contact our Director of Innovation & Commercialization or apply now.

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