You only get one chance to make a first impression so it is important to take time now to learn SBIR/STTR basics and figure out which agencies are the best match for your technology based on their mission and technology needs.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE SBIR & STTR PROGRAMS?
AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SBIR/STTR PROGRAMS?
Prepare for an effective one-on-one meeting – practice discussing your technology in plain language and making your pitch as to why your technology is a match for their agency.
SBIR One-on-Ones: Dos and Don'ts
Watch this video from the DHS SBIR Program demonstrating the Dos and Don’ts of participating in a One-on-One meeting. Short clips simulate meeting scenarios and are followed up with information on needed improvement and techniques for better approaches.