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Business Plan needed for SBIR grant: Speech-language game for children with autism

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Earth Rights Institute

  • 3 people are interested

We are seeking support for preparing a Commercialization Plan for a SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) Phase 2 NIH grant proposal. The proposed study focuses on developing and testing Sing and Speak 4 Kids , an online music-based game to help children with autism develop their speech-language, produced by Edtech company iQsonics. CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) is the principal research partner and testing site.

As a telehealth product, SS4Kids is designed to support many families, teachers and therapists with COVID-19 requirements for distance/remote access to interventions.

This Early Childhood Music-based Language Development Program is under the fiscal sponsorship of the non-profit sponsor Earth Rights Institute.

Reference links:

iQsonics / Sing and Speak 4 Kids https://www.SingandSpeak4Kids.com

Earth Rights Institute (fiscal sponsor) https://www.earthrightsinstitute.org/about-4/sponsorships/121-iqsonics

CHOC Thompson Autism Center https://www.choc.org/programs-services/autism/

Writing a Good Commercialization Plan: Suggestions for SBIR/STTR Applicants https://sbir.nih.gov/sites/default/files/ic_nida/Commercialization-Plan_clean.docx

Job details:

The 12-page Commercialization Plan needed will provide description of each of the following areas:

  1. Value of the SBIR Project, Expected Outcomes, and Impacts
  2. Company Overview
  3. Market, Customer, and Competition Analysis
  4. Intellectual Property (IP) Protection
  5. Finance Plan
  6. Production and Marketing Plan
  7. Revenue Stream

Much of this Commercialization Plan has already been developed, but we need a skilled business person to help fill in the holes and formalize the presentation, which is due at the end of December, 2020. A first draft of the plan is expected by the end of November.


Experience in designing succinct, successful Business Proposals, preferably with an MBA or practical experience in business development

Ability to work with a team, good communication skills

Availability to begin work online immediately through December

Approximately 5-10 hours/week

Preference for experience in IT, SAAS, edtech, education, health or related industries.

Send intro letter and resume to:

David Sonnenschein david@iqsonics.com

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About Earth Rights Institute


1127 18th Street, # 4, Santa Monica, CA 90403, US

Mission Statement

Earth Rights Institute is dedicated to securing a culture of peace and justice by establishing dynamic worldwide networks of persons of goodwill and special skill, promoting policies and programs which further democratic rights to common heritage resources, and building ecological communities.


Earth Rights Institute (ERI) takes an innovative approach to join education, advocacy and research in building ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable communities in some of the world’s poorest communities. Earth Rights Institute advocates a model of development that supports the re-localization of development expertise. We believe that in order to empower communities of the global south to manage and direct their own development, strategies and expert knowledge must be conceived locally. ERI is a United Nations NGO affiliate for ECOSOC, UN Habitat, UNCSD, and UN Finance and Development.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities


Sun Oct 18, 2020 - Thu Dec 31, 2020


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • E-commerce
  • SWOT / GAP Analysis
  • Financial Planning
  • Business Development
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Grant Writing / Research


  • People 55+


  • 5-10 hours per week. Oct. 18 thru Dec. 31.

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