The SBIR/STTR Programs award non-dilutive funding to startups and small businesses to enable them to develop a technology and chart a path toward its commercialization.  SBIR/STTR funding is a great source of non-dilutive funding to pay for high risk, high payoff research and development of applied science and technology that has the potential to be commercialized as novel products, services or processes.

In order for startups and small businesses to learn how to apply, we offer a stepwise approach to increase your knowledge and understanding of the federal research and development environment and technology commercialization topics. Most of our educational sessions are free and virtual.  Some specialized topics are offered for a fee.

Go to our Calendar to learn more and register.  You can also sign up for our calendar updates to be notified about our sessions.

SBIR/STTR 101: An Overview of America’s Seed Fund: This is a 90-minute overview offered on the 2nd Monday of each month. The objective is to share vital information to help you determine if the Programs are right for your startup or small business, and your early-stage product commercialization plan.

SBIR/STTR 201: Agency Deep Dives: These are two-hour detailed presentations about the agency and how to apply for funding.

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Transportation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation

Specialized Educational Sessions 
These sessions will be offered on a periodic basis in a virtual format.  There will be an attendance fee to participate in these sessions.  The topics range from raising capital, intellectual property considerations, business development, marketing, sales and distribution, commercialization strategies, etc.  If you would like to suggest a topic, please contact us.

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