Each year the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding programs award approximately $2.5 billion in non-dilutive funding to small, high-tech, innovative businesses.
SBIR encourages small for-profit companies and research institutions to pursue risky but potentially rewarding endeavors to ensure the United States remains the world's innovation leader. The funding is awarded based on a competitive process that considers both the technical merit of the technology to be developed and the potential for successfully introducing it to the market.
The process of applying for SBIR/STTR funding can be complex. Many companies find it useful to work with grant writers who have experience and success in SBIR/STTR proposals. Due to the highly competitive process of SBIR/STTR grants, successful applicants typically tap external reviewers such as technical experts to review their applications prior to submission.
The SBIR/STTR Support Center provides support to qualified applicants seeking to apply for an SBIR/STTR Grant. The program is designed to assist companies by providing one or more of the following services:
To explore detailed information about SBIR/STTR grants please visit the federal site directly at: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)