SBIR Strategies: Academic Partners and University Consultants
60-Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4, and PDF Transcript.

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The academic and business worlds can benefit greatly by working together and SBIR Phase I and Phase II proposals facilitate collaboration between research institutions and small businesses. In addition, many universities and economic development organizations have specific programs and financial assistance to encourage entrepreneurship. Academic researchers can serve as consultants on small business grants, or entire labs can subcontract to small businesses. As a consultant to an SBIR proposal, you can bring real benefits and financial support for your research efforts, but you must do this within your university’s guidelines.

This Webinar will reveal what you need to know prior to entering an SBIR proposal as a consultant or collaborator, including how to manage your institution’s approach to intellectual property and conflict of interest issues.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Specific task and duty assignments to academic collaborators
  • Financial level at which you or you lab can participate
  • Ways to find the entrepreneurial enterprise within your university
  • Best methods for handling conflict of interest issues
  • Managing research performed at the university site and a company site

This Webinar is Perfect for Faculty Researchers Who Want To:

  • Understand the need for focused, milestone-oriented research
  • Foresee potential limits to publishing their research
  • Protect human subjects and animal welfare if required
  • Master intellectual property, patents and ownership
  • Mitigate potential conflict-of-interest issues



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Meet Your Presenter:

Michael Lesiecki, PhD, CRA, received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Oregon State University. He was a Research Professor at the University of Utah and an Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico. At Exxon Research and Engineering, Dr. Lesiecki worked as a Senior Scientist and was the director of the Bioscience Division at Candela Laser Corporation. He authored successful SBIR proposals while at Candela, including six Phase I and five Phase II grants to the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Lesiecki left Candela to open Scion Scientific, with a Phase-I SBIR grant from the National Eye Institute. He has 27 peer-reviewed journal publications and a patent. Currently, Dr. Lesiecki is the principal investigator for a large grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program.

This Webinar presentation is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presentation, tools presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nor are they endorsed by this agency. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.