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NSF SBIR/STTR Programs – Agency Deep Dive

Access ~$2M for your transformative project with strong commercial potential.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR/STTR programs focus on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. The NSF funds high-risk, high-payoff projects across the spectrum of science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing. Minnesota firms with a formal NSF invitation are automatically accepted in the Minnesota SBIR/STTR Accelerator.

Download a searchable PDF of the full list of technology topic areas that also includes descriptions of the subtopics.

NSF broad technology topic areas include:

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Biological Technologies
  • Biomedical Technologies
  • Chemical Technologies
  • Cloud and High-Performance Computing
  • Cybersecurity and Authentication
  • Digital Health
  • Distributed Ledger
  • Energy Technologies
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Instrumentation and Hardware Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Learning and Cognition Technologies
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobility
  • Nanotechnology
  • Other Topics
  • Pharmaceutical Technologies
  • Photonics
  • Power Management
  • Quantum Information Technologies
  • Robotics
  • Semiconductors
  • Space
  • Wireless Technologies


July 18
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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