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Title: Technology Programs and Assistance Region 8

Technology Programs and Assistance Region 8
Dennis Gaddis Ohio Dept of Development Technology
Division 614-466-3887
Whats it all about?
Technology Investment Tax Credit
  • Ohio Technology Companies lt 2.5M in net book
    value or revenue during last fiscal year
  • gt50 employees and assets in Ohio
  • Approved investors into approved companies
    receive 25 tax credit
  • Investor not an insider gt 5 of ownership or
  • Each investment up to 250K, 1.5M total
    investments per company
  • Apply through Edison Center

Definition of Technology Company
  • Qualified Technology Company activities
  • Research development, Technology Transfer,
    Bio-technology, Information Technology, applying
    new technology
  • Excluded
  • Service companies (engineering, accounting,
    etc.), consultants, financial companies, farms,
    hotels, restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes,
    and similar type businesses

Distressed and EDGE
  • 30 credit for investment into companies in
    distressed counties
  • 30 credit for EDGE companies (A business
    assistance program for socially and economically
    disadvantaged business enterprises with the goal
    of Encouraging Diversity Growth and Equity in
    Ohio's marketplace. Certification through Ohio
  • Each investment up to 300K, 1.5M total per

  • Ohios Premier Venture Capital Event
  • May 13 14, 2004, Cincinnati Westin
  • 30 companies present business plans
  • Companies are groomed by investment professionals
    presentation coach

Incentives for Tech Companies
  • Ohio Job Creation Tax Credit (JCTC)
  • Create 25 jobs _at_ 150 of minimum wage or 10 jobs
    _at_ 400
  • Net Worth Tax Exemption for High-Tech Start-up
  • Exempts lt3 year old Tech company from Corporate
    Franchise Tax

Incentives for Tech Companies
  • Research and Development Sales Tax Exemption
  • Unit Exemption Certificate
  • Ohio Investment in Training Program
  • Provides financial assistance and technical
    resources for customized training involving
    employees of new and expanding Ohio businesses.

Points of Contact
  • Fran Migliorino, Governors Region 8 Economic
    Development Office
  • 216-787-3240
  • Brad Biggs, (Acting) Region 8 Business
  • 800-848-1300, 614-644-8201, bbiggs_at_odod.state.oh.u
  • Dennis Gaddis, Mgr. Technology Business
  • 800-848-1300, 614-466-3887, dgaddis_at_odod.state.oh.

Whats the truth about Government Grants?
The truth is
  • Despite what Matthew Leskos
  • advertisements suggest
  • We know of no grants to individuals.
  • There are no State of Ohio business start-up
  • There are very few State of Ohio grants to
  • Federal grants are not free money! They are
    competitively awarded and require compliance to
    statements of work.

How to Get the
  • the Person with the PROBLEM…
  • who has the MONEY to solve the problem…
  • and the MEANS with which to give YOU the money to
    solve the problem.

Contract Or Grant
Department of Defense
  • Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
  • http//
  • The Rosetta Stone for dealing with the Defense
  • Debie Francis
  • Midwestern Regional Office at Dayton ATTN
    DTIC-BPD Building 29, Area B, Room 103 2245
    Monahan Way Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7022
  • Phone (937) 255-7905 x 249 FAX (937) 656-7002
    Email Office hours
    Monday-Friday 730 a.m. to 430 p.m. Eastern

Advanced Technology Program (ATP)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • RFP open Feb 13 Apr 14, 2004
  • Cost-shared funding for high-risk RD
  • Individual and Industry-led joint projects
  • Important, path-breaking new technologies
  • 30M for new projects

SBIR Program
  • Small Business Innovation Research
  • Federal Program established in 1982
  • Eleven federal agencies participate
  • 2.5 of agencys extramural RD budget (over
  • FY 2003 funding 1.6 Billion
  • Reauthorized through 2008

SBIR Participating Agencies
  • Department of Agriculture - 15.69M
  • Department of Commerce - 7M
  • Department of Defense - 773M
  • Department of Education - 8.7M
  • Department of Energy - 94M
  • Department of Health Human Services - 482M
  • Department of Homeland Security -
  • Department of Transportation - 4M
  • Environmental Protection Agency - 8M
  • National Aeronautics Space Administration -
  • National Science Foundation - 77.6M
  • 2005 Dept of Justice perhaps Interior HUD

  • Agencies have mission needs and RD
  • Agencies issue solicitations
  • Small businesses submit 25 page proposals by
    solicitation closing dates
  • Agencies review proposals, select winning
    proposals and negotiate agreements within 6
    months of the closing date
  • Small business awardees commence RD efforts

SBIR - Three Phase Process
  • Phase I Feasibility/Proof of Concept
  • Generally 6 month effort
  • Up to 100K in SBIR funding
  • No more than 33 subcontracted
  • Phase II - Full RD/Prototype
  • Generally 2 year effort
  • Up to 750K in SBIR funding
  • No more than 50 subcontracted
  • Phase III - Commercialization
  • No SBIR funding

STTR Program
  • Small Business Technology Transfer small
    business must collaborate with non-profit
    research institution
  • Phase I Feasibility/Proof of Concept
  • 1 year effort
  • Up to 100K in STTR funding
  • No more than 30 subcontracted
  • Phase II - Full RD/Prototype
  • 2 year effort
  • Up to 750K in STTR funding
  • Phase III - Commercialization
  • No STTR funding

STTR Program
  • Five participating agencies
  • Dept of Defense (separate solicitations)
  • Dept of Energy (combined solicitation)
  • Dept of Health and Human Services (combined
  • NASA (combined solicitation)
  • National Science Foundation (combined

Where Ohio Stands in SBIR Awards
  • In 2002, Ohio ranked 6th in SBIR awards - 220
    SBIR awards totaling 63.5M
  • 152 Phase I, 68 Phase II awards
  • Rankings CA, MA, VA, MD, CO, OH, NY, PA, TX,
    NJ, WA, AZ, AL, FL, MN, MI, CT, NC, NM, NH, OR,
    IL, UT, WI, GA, TN, IN, DC, NV, MO, NT, SC, RI,
    IA, KS, OK, KY, ID, HI, LA, MS, WY, DE, ME, VT,
    SD, AR, NE, ND, WV, PR, AK

Services offered by Ohios SBIR Outreach Program
  • One to one consultations targeted to the
    companys needs
  • Regional workshops and conferences
  • Proposal writing strategies and guidelines
  • Administrative proposal review
  • Post award support
  • Referrals to SBDC network, economic development
  • Ohio Research Commercialization Grant Program

Ohio Research Commercialization Grant Program
  • Grants to fund commercialization of SBIR, STTR
    and ATP projects.
  • 150K to 175K
  • IP, marketing, market analysis, business
    consulting, cost engineering, sourcing
  • Next RFP open Autumn 2004

Helpful Information
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and
    Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
  • SBIR Gateway
  • SBIR World
  • Grants Portal for Federal Agencies
  • State Science and Technology Institute
  • SSTI Weekly Digest Subscribe
  • SBIR Alert Pacific Northwest National
  • http//

Topic Search
Starting a business?
  • First Stop Business Connection
  • 800-248-4040 or 614-466-4232
  • http//
  • FREE business information kit will contain the
    basics a business must know and the state-level
    regulations and forms specifically required for
    the business.

Sources of Assistance
  • Small Business Development Center Program
  • Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
  • Manufacturing, Defense and Technology Small
    Business Development Centers (MSBDC)
  • International Trade Assistance Centers (ITAC)
  • Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

Small Business Development Centers
  • Partnership of ODOD, U.S. SBA, Chambers of
    Commerce, Colleges, Universities, Edison Centers
    and Incubators (hosts)
  • Certified Business Analysts
  • Confidential in-depth counseling
  • Business planning
  • Financial Assessment
  • Training
  • Supports start-up and existing businesses

Northeast Ohio SBDC offices
The Ohio SBDC at Lake County Economic Development
Center Catherine C. Haworth, Director Lake Erie
College 391 West Washington Street Painesville,
Ohio 44077 (440) 357-2290 Fax (440) 357-2296
Email The Ohio SBDC at Lorain
County Chamber of Commerce Patrick McGowan-Doyle,
Director 6100 S. Broadway Suite 201 Lorain, Ohio
44053 (440) 233-6500 Fax (440)
246-4050 Email PMcGowan-Doyle_at_LorainCountyChamber
Northeast Ohio SBDC offices
The Ohio SBDC at the Akron Industrial
Incubator 526 S. Main Street, Suite C-11, Akron,
Ohio 44311 (330) 375-2111 The Ohio SBDC at Kent
State University Kent-Portage Campus Linda Yost,
Director, Kent Regional Business Alliance College
of Business Administration, Summit Terrace,
Room 300A Kent, Ohio 44242 (330) 672-1275 Ext.
254 Fax (330) 672-9338 Email
The Ohio SBDC at Kent State University, Stark
Campus Donald Schneck 6000 Frank Avenue, NW,
Canton, Ohio 44720 (330) 244-3296 Fax (330)
244-3340 Email
Manufacturing Small Business Development Centers
  • Partnership of U.S. SBA, Ohio SBDC Program, ODOD
    Technology Div, NIST Mfg Extension Center, hosts
  • For manufacturing and technology businesses
  • Information
  • Resources
  • Referrals
  • Counseling
  • Market opportunities
  • Technology linkages
  • Ohios MSBDC at Kent State University School of
  • Tom Southards, Director, (330) 672-2892 fax (330)
    672-2894, email

International Trade Assistance Centers
  • Partnership of Ohio SBDC Program, ODOD
    International Trade Div, U.S. Dept of Commerce,
  • For businesses entering international marketplace
  • Information
  • Resources
  • Referrals
  • Counseling
  • North Coast ITAC
  • Lake County Development Center, David Simerly,
    Director (440) 357-2290 x29, fax (440) 357-2296,

Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
  • Partnership of Ohio SBDC Program, ODOD Office of
    Minority Affairs, U.S. Defense Logistics Agency,
  • For businesses selling goods/services to local,
    state and federal government
  • Marketing and procurement information
  • Technical and quality assurance counseling
  • Bid matching services
  • Product and procurement histories
  • Military specifications and trade events
  • PTAC of Ohio at Cleveland
  • Community Improvement Corporation of Lake County,
    Bob Fenn, Director, (440) 357-2290 x30, fax (440)
    357-2296, email
  • PTAC of Ohio at KRBA, Inc
  • Kent State University, Keith Tarbett, Director,
    (330) 672-9448 fax (330) 672-9338, email