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The Path to SBIR/STTR Funding: Successes, Reviewers, & Resources

8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Farrell Learning & Teaching Center (FLTC) - Room 205
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Coffee | FLTC 2nd Floor Hearth
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion | FLTC Room 205
Opening remarks from Provost Holden Thorp at 8:30 a.m.


  • Reviewers of Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technolgoy Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants to give tips for improving a grant:
    • Francis (Duke) Creighton, PhD, CEO & Founder of UN&UP, LLC; Founder of Pulse Therapeutics, Inc.
    • Sasa Mutic, PhD, Professor of Radiation Oncology; Vice-Chair, Medical Physics and Clinical Strategy; and Division Director of Physics
  • Successful applicants to share about applying for & managing SBIR/STTRs:
    • Joseph Gaut, MD, PhD, Associate Chief, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology; Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology
    • Jonathan Silva, PhD, FAHA, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    • Victoria Swamidass, MBA, Founder & CEO, PlatformSTL
  • St. Louis resources available to answer questions:
    • Harry Arader, MBA, Director of Entrepreneur Development, BioSTL
    • Nichole Mercier, PhD, Director, Office of Technology Management

Moderated by To​​m Krenning, LEAP Facilitator and ​New Venture Analyst, Skandalaris Center

Space is limited to the first 40 registrations. RSVP by 11/9.

Questions? Contact Victoria Swamidass at​