Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

May 24

Notice of Proposed Amendments to SBIR and STTR Policy Directives

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Amendments to SBIR and STTR Policy Directives. April 7, 2016. The Small Business Administration is proposing to revise the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program Policy Directives to combine the two … Read More

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May 03

SBA Releases FY2015 Small Business Procurement Scorecard Marking Federal Agencies’ Contracting Achievements

Release Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016 Contact: Tiffani S. Clements (202) 401-0035 Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news Three Federal Agencies Receive A+ Rating on Procurement Scorecard WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today released its annual Small Business Procurement Scorecards, which provide … Read More

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Mar 17

SBIR/STTR – Know the “Competition” Before You Apply

In business, it is of utmost importance to understand who/what your competition is before you launch a product. The same is true as you consider submitting a proposal for an SBIR/STTR grant or contract.   Although it is not possible to … Read More

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Mar 03

Women-Owned Small Businesses Can Now be Awarded Sole Source Federal Contracts

By David L. Hayden, Of Counsel at Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLPEffective December 31, 2015, contracting officers can make sole source awards to Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs). See FAR 19.1506.

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Jan 28

New Report Focuses on North Carolina Innovation

The North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation details how vibrant university-based research, robust high-tech business formation and a large manufacturing industry are making North Carolina fertile ground for innovation and entrepreneurship in a new report published December 18. … Read More

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Jan 27

STTR Awardee, CELLF-Bio, Discusses Relationship with the SBTDC

As a faculty member at Wake Forest University, I met both Chris Veal and John Ujvari of the SBTDC at an on-campus presentation about NIH SBIR/STTR funding for small R&D companies. At a follow-up meeting with the team, CELLF-Bio presented … Read More

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Aug 12

NIH: 5-step Registration Process to Ensure Timely Submission

Courtesy of NIH SBIR/STTR Program The next HHS/NIH SBIR/STTR application deadline is less than two months away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 5 pm local time. (Note that since September 5th falls on a weekend, and Monday, September 7th is … Read More

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Aug 12

SBTDC’s Technology Commercialization Internship Provides 4000 Hours of Service

The SBTDC’s 2015 Technology Commercialization Summer Internship Program recently wrapped up with final presentations. Ten students served as interns this year, representing five university programs. MBA Programs from NC State, Duke, UNC and Western Carolina provided a total of six … Read More

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Aug 12

NC Based SBIR Awardee, Indexus Biomedical, Aims to Make Advanced Diagnostic Healthcare Affordable and Accessible

As the need for hematology and immunoassay testing grows, Indexus Biomedical, a small business based in RTP, NC is taking the lead in developing a novel platform specifically to facilitate advanced diagnostics at the primary care level for HIV infected … Read More

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