Pre-Submission Review Panels

Pre-Submission Expert Panel Reviews

This free service helps clients increase their potential for federal funding approval. Our multidisciplinary panels mimic the federal agency’s review process and taps reviewers with experience in SBIR/STTR funding, technology commercialization and/or technical expertise. Our goal is to provide you with actionable recommendations regarding your draft ahead of your SBIR/STTR submission deadline. This is intended to be a high-level review of proposals in final draft form.

Review Panel Format:

  1. Clients register for the appropriate review panel event (see registration links below).
  2. Proposals are emailed to CTC ( and ).
  3. Proposals are sent to our panel of expert reviewers. CTC includes confidentiality measures to protect your idea.  
  4. Reviewers and CTC reconvene to discuss proposals and provide feedback. Clients DO NOT attend review.
  5. Review results are emailed to clients with notes from CTC. 

 NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

Who Should Participate? Companies planning on submitting a proposal for the June 2019 NIH deadline.Please note this is closed review process.  You do not need to attend the event, but you will need to register.  This allows us to recruit the appropriate reviewers for your proposal.

Key Deadlines:

Registration and submission of draft proposal:  Noon on Aug 12, 2019.  Pleaseand then email your draft proposal directly to AND

* Registration powered by the Small Business Development Center

When will I get feedback?  Results will be emailed to clients by August 20th.