Category Archive: Writing Advice

Jan 16

DOE SBIR/STTR “Phase 0” Proposal Preparation Tutorial

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Dawnbreaker(R) is a Rochester-area commercialization-assistance business with a national reach. Dawnbreaker is known for the many programs it has developed that assist small businesses in navigating the Federal SBIR/STTR program. The Department of Energy contracted Dawnbreaker to develop a “Phase 0” tutorial website for crafting successful Phase I SBIR/STTR proposals.The site features a thorough step-by-step process that applies to …

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Jun 08

Free SBIR Workshop at High Tech Rochester

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Sorry for the short notice, but next Tuesday morning, June 12, I will be presenting and participating in a free SBIR Workshop hosted by High Tech Rochester. Full details, including registration information, is available here. For my part I will be giving a highly-condensed presentation on how to craft compelling proposals entitled “45 Minutes to …

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Aug 16

NAVAIR SBIR Advice: Part 2 of 3

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Be Brief [Part 2 of my three-part interview with Dr. Daniel Harris of the Navy Air Warfare Center in China Lake.] The title says it all, folks: Be brief! A clear and concise proposal will stand out from those that press against the length limit. Dan says he receives as many as thirty-five proposals for each SBIR …

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Jun 28

Too Many Tabs

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Part 1: In Which I Explain My Tardiness and Then Deliver a Teaser For the past week or so I have been working on a series of SBIR articles based on an interview that I did with my former project manager at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The articles took longer to write than I expected, …

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