SBIR versus STTR

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program is similar, but far smaller, than it’s companion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. While the amount per award is similar between the programs, the STTR program has far less funding available with fewer federal agencies participating. The STTR program is meant to foster collaborations between small businesses…

Requirements for submitting an SBIR proposal

The US Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides over $2B to small businesses who are developing innovative solutions to a broad range of challenges. While these funds are available for many businesses and can be applied to many proposed efforts, there are strict requirements that must be met. These are requirements that describe the…

Small Biz and NSF

A seed fund that takes no equity! The NSF Mission The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports a broad range of research and education spanning all areas of science and engineering. NSF has played a key role in the development of numerous advanced technologies including inkjet printers, magnetic resonance imaging, tissue engineering, and the internet! If…

The SBIR Program

Are you an entrepreneur, startup, or small business needing funds to support the development of your next idea? Would you like to get such funding without the need to pay it back or give up ownership? Well, there is such a program here in the US. It’s called the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.…