The NMTC has two annual signature events – the Women in Technology Celebration is held each March and recognizes achievements of New Mexico women. Our experienceIT Conference is held in September providing a venue for IT-related topics, sessions and speakers.

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You’re Invited to the
SBIR / STTR Phase 1 Proposal Development Workshop with DOE emphasis
Facilitated by Todd Bisio
This comprehensive workshop will provide an overview of the SBIR/STTR programs, with an emphasis on those at the Department of Energy (DOE).  Learn about the details behind “America’s seed fund” – the Federal SBIR/STTR process and the process to develop a competitive Phase 1 proposal.
The workshop will provide:

  • An overview of the SBIR/STTR program and the three phases
  • An overview of the agencies that offer SBIR/STTR grants and contracts
  • An overview of the DoE SBIR/STTR program
  • DoE SBIR/STTR eligibility information
  • The difference between SBIR and STTR proposals
  • How to search for particular topics
  • How to write a successful SBIR/STTR proposal
  • DoE solicitation open and closing dates

While the workshop will emphasize the DOE, the information provided will be relevant to other SBIR/STTR awarding agencies.
When: Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: San Juan College, Quality Center for Business – Room QCB 5017, Farmington, NM 87402
Register: Please register here or at
About Todd Bisio

Todd serves the Arrowhead Center as an entrepreneurial advisor for the NM FAST Partnership Program. Based in Albuquerque, he leverages his experience and relationships in economic development, technology transfer and business management to help other small business concerns to submit high quality SBIR/STTR proposals and with the commercialization strategies to increase the probability of awards. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in Financial Management from NMSU in 1994 and was a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Excelerator (ELE) Program in 2005. Todd was honored to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Business at NMSU in 2011. He serves on several boards and advisory councils throughout the state of New Mexico.
The NM FAST Partnership Program, housed at Arrowhead Center, provides small businesses with: 

  • Assistance in identifying appropriate solicitations and topic areas
  • How-to information on agency registrations and electronic proposal submission
  • Guidance on proposal preparation, including assessments of technical objectives and hypotheses and drafting supporting documents (e.g., biographical sketches, resources, and budgets)
  • Specifics on the target agency’s requirements for commercialization content in Phase I/Phase II proposals
  • Technical reviews and edits of proposals, with feedback

In addition, NM FAST will provide select first-time awardees micro-funds of $695 to cover the expenses of professional services (e.g. Commercialization Plan Assistance, Development Partner Identification Assistance, Research Partner Identification Assistance, Counsel on Patents and Technology Licensing, and Indirect Cost Rate Advisement) for proposal development.