Catalyst Program

The Catalyst Program is dedicated to facilitating the journey from innovative research to practical application, ensuring that groundbreaking technologies and inventions make a tangible impact and achieve financial sustainability. Operating across various phases, including Phase I, Phase II, Fast Track, Direct to Phase II, and Phase IIB, our program serves as a vital resource for small businesses.

We assess projects based on key criteria such as technical feasibility, market potential, commercialization strategy, innovation, and technical risk. This holistic approach ensures that we provide comprehensive support tailored to each project’s unique needs and objectives, thereby maximizing the likelihood of commercial success.

By offering guidance and resources across multiple phases and agencies, the Catalyst Program empowers small businesses to accelerate their research and development initiatives. Our goal is to assist firms in securing Phase I funding and seamlessly transitioning to Phase II and beyond, thereby fostering sustained growth and innovation.

Throughout the SBIR/STTR project lifecycle, which can extend up to four years, each participating firm receives dedicated coaching and support. Our team is committed to providing personalized assistance to navigate the complexities of the funding process and optimize project outcomes.

At the Catalyst Program, we recognize that every project and firm is distinct. Therefore, we prioritize delivering individualized support to ensure the success of each participant. With our tailored approach and comprehensive resources, we’re dedicated to helping small businesses thrive and make a meaningful impact in their respective industries.

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