Looking for Financing for Exploration through a Little Business Approach

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Looking for Funding for Research through a Small Business Approach Aleta L. Meyer, Ph.D. (for Augusto Diana, Ph.D.) National Institute on Drug Abuse 5 th Annual Research and Evaluation on Adventure Programs Symposium Atlanta, GA March 19, 2009

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Federal Research Opportunities Reserved for Small Business Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Updated 03/16/09 (kjs)

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SBIR/STTR Program Mission Supporting logical magnificence and mechanical development through the speculation of government research finances in basic American needs to construct a solid national economy … one independent venture at once .

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Program Descriptions Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Set-aside program for private company concerns to take part in government R&D - with potential for commercialization. Private venture Technology Transfer (STTR) Set-aside program to encourage helpful R&D between independent company concerns and U.S. inquire about establishments - with potential for commercialization. 2.5% 0.3%

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WHY SBIR???? Independent company Innovation Development Act of 1982 Congress assigned 4 noteworthy objectives Stimulate mechanical advancement Use independent venture to meet government R&D needs Foster and support investment by minorities and impeded people in mechanical advancement Increase private-segment commercialization developments got from elected R&D

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WHY STTR???? Private company Research and Development Enhancement Act of 1992 Stimulate and cultivate logical and mechanical advancement through agreeable innovative work completed between independent venture concerns and research establishments Foster innovation exchange between private venture concerns and research organizations

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SBIR/STTR: 3-Phase Program PHASE I Feasibility Study $100K and 6-month (SBIR) or 12-month (STTR) Award PHASE II Full Research/R&D $750K and 2-year Award (SBIR/STTR) PHASE III Commercialization Stage Use of non-SBIR/STTR Funds

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Examples of Adventure Related SBIR/STTR Research Utilizing Adolescent Leisure Activities as a Context for Prevention – M. Tibbits Substance Abuse Prevention Media Literacy Curriculum – J. Kupersmidt Multimedia Program to Promote Positive Bus Behavior – L. Swartz

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Examples of Adventure Related SBIR/STTR Research Drug and Alcohol Prevention for College Athletes – M. Fearnow-Kenney Crossroads: Cooperative High School Drug Prevention Science Snoops: Life Science Interventions – I Ortabasi Promoting Fidelity of Program Implementation in Schools – L. Dusenbury

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Augie and I = Program Officials A dvice and Guidance What's Hot: New activities A nswer your logical inquiries Review Issues: Dos and Don'ts Discuss subsidizing options at the end of the day, send Augie a 1-2 page idea for SBIR!! dianaa@nida.nih.gov

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You = Principal Investigator (PI) Responsible for the logical as well as specialized parts of the allow Day-to-day administration of the venture Responsible for the logical direct of the venture and to give the required advance reports

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Careers in Research: How NIDA Can Help What are experiential teachers great at? What are they not very great at ?

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What Experiential Educators Do Well… Research Eye We see the study in every single social circumstance Analytic Mind We approach all circumstances by making inquiries investigating the obscure uncovering truths

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What Experiential Educators Don't Do also… Business Sense We have an entrepreneurial soul yet we tend to consider business to be the adversary Management Skills We are killed by administration since we have generally sided and related to the specialist

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How Experiential Educators' Skills Translate to Business Opportunities Research Eye We comprehend examine and can compose explore allows Some cases of subsidizing openings more sociologists ought to seek after The center strides of a decent research report instructed as just a humanist can show it Analytic Mind We can individuals unfathomably to consider what they are attempting to do, through and through Most program-level individuals don't know where to start about assessment Most find that an "examiner" helps them to consider their program movement and they are thankful Most are cheerful to depend on an "outside master" to take a portion of the work from them

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What Sociologists may not understand about themselves Business Sense Most business relations and new business improvement is about social connection and human/social trade. Who's preferred at that over us? Wandering into the taboo domain – take some business classes – can have immense settlements for comprehension this world when you are prepared to experience it Management Who is more proficient about work administration relations than we are? Most authoritative experts are, or begun as, sociologists Venturing into the taboo domain – take some administration classes – can help you to see how a director thinks and why

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Opportunities to apply these abilities Small Business Incorporation Don't simply work as a "private advisor" Form an independent venture You'd be astounded what entryways that opens NIH Grants Traditional Grants (R01) (New PI) or Small Research Grants SBIR/STTR (R41 – R44)

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Sold Yet???? What explore regions in experience and experiential instruction are a solid match for the private venture way to deal with research?

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http://grants.nih.gov/stipends/direct/dad records/PA-09-080.html SUBMISSION DATES APRIL 5, AUGUST 5, AND DECEMBER 5, 2009 (MAY 7, SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 AND JANUARY 7, 2010 FOR AIDS/AIDS-RELATED RESEARCH)

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SBIR PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY CHECKPOINTS Organized revenue driven U.S. business At minimum 51% U.S.- claimed by people and freely worked or it must be a for‑profit business worry that is no less than 51% possessed and controlled by another (one) revenue driven business worry that is no less than 51% possessed and controlled by at least one people

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SBIR PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY CHECKPOINTS 500 representatives or less including members PI's essential work must be with the private company worry at the season of honor and for the length of the venture time frame.

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STTR PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY CHECKPOINTS Applicant is Small Business Concern Subsidiaries are NOT qualified for STTR program Formal Cooperative R&D Effort Minimum 40% by independent venture Minimum 30% by U.S. look into foundation U.S. Look into Institution College or University; other non-benefit inquire about association; Federal R&D focus Intellectual Property Agreement Allocation of Rights in IP and Rights to Carry out Follow-on R&D and Commercialization

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About 6-9 months Standard Phase I Process Solicitation Topics Agencies portray R&D themes in requesting. Private venture Concerns get ready short (for the most part 25-page)proposals . Spontaneous recommendations not acknowledged. Proposition Submission Evaluation Agencies assess in light of specialized legitimacy , company's capabilities , and business potential/societal advantage . Ph I grant Agencies make Phase I grants .

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Agency SBIR Differences Contracting Agencies Agency builds up arrangements, conventions, prerequisites Highly engaged subjects Procurement system for DOD and NASA More monetary necessities Granting Agencies Investigator starts approach Less-indicated points Assistance instrument More adaptability DOD HHS/NIH NASA ED EPA DOT DOC HHS/NIH NSF ED USDA DOE

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SBIR AND STTR PROGRAMS CRITICAL DIFFERENCES Research Partner SBIR: Permits inquire about organization accomplices [Outsource ~ 33% Phase I and half Phase II R&D] STTR: Requires look into foundation accomplices (e.g., colleges) [40% private company worries (for-benefit) and 30% U.S. inquire about foundation (non-profit)] AWARD ALWAYS MADE TO SMALL BUSINESS

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SBIR AND STTR PROGRAMS CRITICAL DIFFERENCES Principal Investigator SBIR: Primary (>50%) work must be with independent company concern STTR: Primary business not stipulated [PI can be from research organization and additionally from private company concern*] *DISCUSS WITH AGENCIES

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Firm Size Distribution* *FY01 Phase I DOD Award Winners Who Participates in SBIR? Firms are commonly little and new to the program. Around 1/3 are first-time Phase I awardees. Little hello there tech firms from the nation over.

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Important Facts to Remember Eligibility is resolved at time of honor No addendums permitted in Phase I The PI is not required to have a Ph.D. on the other hand M.D. The PI is required to have ability to supervise extend deductively and in fact Applications might be submitted to various organizations for comparable work Awards may not be acknowledged from various offices for duplicative activities

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Advice from Awardees Don't pass judgment on an office's advantages by its " name " Understand office's main goal & needs Get to know your office Program Manager Read sales and take after instructions

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Advice from Awardees Don't depend exclusively on SBIR financing Don't go only it - utilize emotionally supportive networks Have a result Win or lose - get and survey assessments Be PERSISTENT

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Entrepreneurial Research Institutions Universities/Industry Partnerships and Cultural Differences

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UNIVERSITY AND INDUSTRY: Two assorted societies Industry Researchers are from MARS University Researchers are from Venus

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UNIVERSITY AND INDUSTRY: Two different societies U