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Lunch & Learn Announcement

Lunch & Learn Announcement

Date and Time

Thursday, September 28, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


  • Center for Health Sciences » 119 - Hager Auditorium


The SBIR and STTR federal programs award over $2.8B a year in multidisciplinary research and development.  These programs may be available to GVSU faculty, which could fund their scholarly works and support graduate assistants.  With your support and that of PCEC, the applied Medical Device Institute (aMDI) is hosting a Lunch & Learn about these programs. 

The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award high-risk, non-dilutive capital annually.  The process is complex, but the impact of receiving millions of dollars in funding is worth the effort.  This Lunch & Learn will provide information about these two programs and how they can provide a source of R&D funding, eligibility requirements, how the University and faculty may engage, the differences between SBIR and STTR, and about assistive funding and resources from the State of Michigan.   

The Lunch & Learn will be held on September 28, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm in the Auditorium at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Services building.  There is no cost for the event.  The lunch is sponsored by Marian, Inc. and free to registered attendees only.  The link to register is

aMDI is a resource to the GVSU family, industry and our community.  Over the last year aMDI has been reaching across GVSU colleges and departments to conduct novel, translational work.  aMDI has completed nearly a dozen projects, that have included faculty and students across 8 GVSU colleges, department, or units.  We are available, any time, to meet with innovative faculty, students, and staff with an interest in collaboration and pursuing these and other funding opportunities.  The aMDI website:

Presenters: Kris Bergman, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc)

BBCetc manages the Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program, which provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with costs covered in whole or in part by the State.  BBCetc is nationally recognized for its success in helping win SBIR/STTR funding.  Its Michigan clients have been awarded over $194 million in funding since 2002.




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