Decoding the SBIR/STTR Program

May 1, 2024 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
(703) 277-7750
Overview of the SBIR/STTR Program’s ownership, size, and affiliation rules, work performance requirements, and data rights provisions to maximize value and ensure compliance.• Called “America’s Seed Fund,” the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR and STTR respectively) programs carry enormous benefit providing non-dilutive funding to innovative small businesses. However, the program has come under scrutiny in recent years shedding light on the program’s unique eligibility and compliance obligations.
• This webinar will provide an overview of the SBIR/STTR Program’s eligibility rules (including its ownership, size, and affiliation requirements that have certain differences from other SBA programs), work performance and other key compliance considerations, review of the program’s three-phased approach including maximizing strategies for Phase III contracts, and explanation of the program’s unique and beneficial data rights provisions.

About the instructor:

Paul Hawkins is a Virginia-based attorney specializing in representing government contractors. His business and commercial law practice focuses on helping government contractors successfully navigate the various legal and compliance issues they face on a daily basis. Paul advises clients across a wide range of corporate, commercial, and regulatory matters with specific emphasis on small business and Federal Acquisition Regulation compliance, forming government contracting teaming relationships and strategic partnerships (including joint ventures and the SBA’s mentor protégé program), protests and contract claims, intellectual property issues, and mergers and acquisitions.

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