iig meeting rescheduled

Hello all iig contacts:
Sorry for the last minute cancellation. Looked like it was going to start snowing at 5, but then it did not till 8. Who knew.
We have rescheduled the meeting —

Next Meeting
Sunday Jan 21 at 7pm
Community Savings Bank in Robins

Speaker will be –
Joey Svejda
Local inventor to discuss his inventing process and success.
He started in our club with just an idea a couple years ago.  He learned the concepts and applied them.
Bring your ideas to the meeting and we can show you the process to develop them.


NEXT WEEK: 2 Dept. of Defense-focused SBIR workshops – Ames & Cedar Rapids

What:  Ames – Full-Day DOD SBIR Phase I workshop (Lunch Included)
Where:  ISU Research park – Building 6 Conference Room, Ames, IA 50010
When:  1/16/17:  from 8:30am to 3:30PM
Cost: Free (Register Here)

What:  Cedar Rapids – Half-Day DOD SBIR Phase I workshop (Lunch Included)
Where:  Foundry Lab at NewBoCo, 415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
When:  1/17/17:  from 8:30am to 12:30PM
Cost:  Free (Register Here)

Join us next month for 1 of 2 workshops Department of Defense (SBIR) Phase 1 proposal workshops.  One will be at the ISU Research Park in Ames, and the other will be held at the NewBoCo Foundry Lab in Cedar Rapids.

DOD Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts provide small businesses (less than 500 employees) with $150K for a Phase I project focused on Proof of concept and $1M in Phase II focused on Prototype development and field testing in the form of contracts. Successful projects will also have Phase II opportunities selling into the DOD. The Defense Department funds a little of everything including IT and healthcare.

Attend the workshop and find out how your company can take advantage of this non-dilutive capital.

The workshops will be led by Jim Greenwood, who has taught workshops at National SBIR conferences for over 15 years, served as an SBIR reviewer for multiple agencies, and who has reviewed over 1,000 draft proposals. This workshop coincides with the February 7, 2018 DOD solicitation deadline.

The workshop will provide an overview of the SBIR program with a focus on DOD and other contract agencies. Participants will learn what it takes to win a DOD SBIR and go through all the sections of a typical proposal.

Here is the link to the current DOD SBIR topics (one of 3 annual releases of topics): https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics

For more information contact [email protected] or 515-421-4038


Register for full-day Ames workshop here.
Register for half-day Cedar Rapids workshop here.