SBIR/STTR Catalyst

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The SBIR/STTR Catalyst submission requires substantial information. You can save your progress and finish later using the button at the bottom of the form. A link to complete your application will be sent to the email address you enter.

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Company Demographics

Does your firm have a financial management system?(Required)
Which agency is your company targeting? (Check all that apply)(Required)
Has your company used these programs? Check all that apply.(Required)
Has your company received a Launch Minnesota Business Operations Grant in the past?(Required)
Use this link to determine the level of your concept: (select the most appropriate level for your research project).
Does the proposed project involve an industry partner, academic institution(s), a federal laboratory, or another institution?(Required)
Does your team have scientific or technical writing experience?(Required)
Describe the technical innovation that would be the focus of the project, including a brief discussion of the origins of the innovation as well as an explanation as to why it meets the program’s mandate to focus on supporting research and development of unproven, high-impact innovations. Start this section with this sentence: The Technology Innovation is........
Describe the R&D or technical work to be done in the proof of concept project, including a discussion of how and why the proposed work will help prove that the product or service is technically feasible and/or significantly reduce technical risk. Discuss how, ultimately, this work could contribute to making the new product, service, or process commercially viable and impactful. This section should also convey that the proposed work meets the definition of R&D, rather than straightforward engineering or incremental product development tasks. Start this section with this sentence: The technology development goal is: The technical questions are: The technical objectives and tasks are: Note: Technical questions lead to technical objectives and tasks that if successfully executed achieve the anticipated technical goal.
Describe the customer profile and pain point(s) that will be the near-term commercial focus related to this technical project. Describe the market and addressable market for the innovation (TAM/SAM/SOM). The following questions do not require a response for our Catalyst evaluation; however, each SBIR/STTR application requires the firm to prepare extensive market information to these questions: Discuss the business economics and market drivers in the target industry. How has the market opportunity been validated? Describe your customers and your basic go to market strategy to achieve the market opportunity. Describe the competition. How do you expect the competitive landscape may change by the time your product/service enters the market? What are the key risks in bringing your innovation to market? Describe your commercialization approach. Discuss the potential economic benefits associated with your innovation, and provide estimates of the revenue potential, detailing your underlying assumptions. Describe the resources you expect will be needed to implement your commercialization approach. 
Describe the background and current status of the small business, including key team members who will lead the technical and/or commercial efforts. Include legal, accounting and any other advisors who you count as part of your team.
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