This workshop is geared towards individuals and companies who are new to the world of SBIR/STTR grant programs. Dave Kellner, who has successfully written a variety of SBIR grants for his companies as well as assisting others, will focus on providing tips for completing SBIR applications and budgets. He has been hired by EnterpriseWorks to provide assistance to entrepreneurs who may qualify for SBIR/STTR funding opportunities. Dave has secured funding from sources including USAF, USMC, Army, EPA, NIH, NSF, DOT, Indiana DHS, and DOE. He has managed all aspects of these programs from technical work, to reporting and invoicing to Phase II applications, and auditing. Dave is the CEO of Cogent Innovations and through this organization is acting as the V.P. of Development for Nanofab3D, and V.P. of Development for Autonomous Innovations. Dave has helped several local startups to secure Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) funding including Intelliwheels and Serionix. He previously served as the CEO for Caviton, and as V.P. of Engineering for ANDalyze. At ANDalyze Dave was an inventor on two patents, and developed an instrument from concept to production to international sales.
Sponsors: EnterpriseWorks and the University of Illinois Research Park