Registration Fee: $75
Date: Wed., Aug. 14 & Thurs., Aug. 15
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm / 8:00am – 12:00p
Location: EPCC ASC, Bldg. B – #B520 (SBDC Offices)
9050 Viscount Blvd., El Paso, TX 79925-6511


SBIR STTR Proposal Workshop

This workshop features in-depth SBIR / STTR Proposal Preparation.
Learn how to evaluate and understand the technical and commercialization criteria
needed to develop a winning proposal.

Cost: $75 • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

Workshop Presenters:
Jim Greenwood
Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.
Jim Greenwood and his wife, Gail, have been involved in the SBIR program since 1983. The Greenwoods have taught SBIR/STTR workshops in 48 states plus Puerto Rico and at the National SBIR Conferences, including Boston, Washington DC and Tampa. Jim also presented workshops at the 2016 National Institutes of Health (NIH) National SBIR Conference and Dept. of Defense’s 2017 & 2018 Beyond Phase 2 Conferences. They are recipients of the coveted Tibbetts Award, based on their contributions to SBIR/STTR outreach and education efforts.
The Greenwoods provide applicants with critiques of draft proposals, performing more than 1100 such reviews over the past decade. Additionally, they coach applicants on Phase I and II proposals being submitted to any of the SBIR/STTR awarding agencies.
Jim Greenwood has served as a commercialization reviewer for the SBIR/STTR programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF), reviewing both Phase 1 and 2 proposals, and proposals for NSF’s supplemental programs. The Greenwoods are under contract with the University of Texas System to assist I-Corps graduates and other UTS related entrepreneurs applying for SBIR/STTR funding. As a subcontractor to Dawnbreaker, Inc., the Greenwoods have served as coaches for women-owned businesses (WOBs) and minority-owned businesses (MOBs) applying to the US Dept of Energy’s SBIR/STTR programs.  LinkedIn:

Bijo Mathew
The UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center
Associate Regional Director, South-West Texas Border SBDC Network
Bijo Mathew serves as Founding Director to the SBDC Technology Commercialization Center at UTSA. Mr. Mathew is an experienced scientific program director, innovative researcher and Principal Investigator (PI) with a demonstrated track record in the acquisition of Federal (SBIR & STTR), University partnerships, Corporate & State grant funding for applied interdisciplinary research and development (R&D). He has a record of accomplishments in innovation, publications, and research across various interdisciplinary science and technology fields. Mr. Mathew has earned three degrees; he received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in Management Information Systems (MIS); Masters and a Bachelors of Science in Chemical, Biological & Material Science Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Mathew has served in multiple interdisciplinary roles in advanced science and technology domains that have included academia, basic & applied R&D, corporate strategy and business development, technology commercialization, innovation and public-private partnerships. In his present role, he also serves as a panel judge on entrepreneurial venture competitions, reviews numerous client Phase I & II SBIR/STTR proposals, reviews university faculty funding proposals and serves as an Advisory Panel Reviewer for SXSW program submissions. Mr. Mathew is an alumni of the United States Air Force Air War College (AWC) National Security Forum (NSF). His previous corporate executive roles have included V.P. of Strategy & Business Development, Founding Partner and CEO to a high-tech entrepreneurial R&D venture and Executive Director of Innovation and Public-Private Partnerships.  LinkedIn: