Beginner's Guide to SBIR & STTR Programs

Date: June 9, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
 6/9/21 10:00 AM (EDT)
No Fee

Yasmin R. (301) 405-6550

 Online Meeting (Live)
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Each year, over $2.3 Billion in Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants are set-aside for small technology companies with under 500 employees, or individual entrepreneurs who form a company, to conduct early stage Research and Development (R&D) of their products, services or processes.

 Phase I SBIR/STTR grants help you conduct a feasibility study of the scientific and technical merits of your idea. Later phases expand the testing and development and assist you with the commercialization of the idea. These awards are non-dilutive and non-repayable and often involve large amounts of funding. Products developed through this program have led to 20% of the world’s most important innovations in medicine, energy, defense, education, agriculture, transportation and more.


You should attend if:

  • You’re an entrepreneur with an idea that has commercial prospects
  • You need money to test, develop and commercialize your idea
  • You’ve held off research and development due to a lack of capital
  • Venture Capital markets want too much of your potential success
  • You’re a US-based firm with under 500 employees.


If any of these are true, our upcoming Small Business Innovation Research/Small business Technology Transfer Research (SBIR/STTR) seminar will be for you.


Topics will include:

Overview of the SBIR/STTR Programs

o Mission

o Goals

o History

o Descriptions

  • The Phase I, II, III structure of the programs
  • Standard descriptions of the Phase I, II, III processes
  • Eligibility and criteria for program participation
  • Differences between the SBIR & STTR programs
  • Program differences between agencies
  • Identification and Difference between contracting and grants agencies
  • Important takeaway messages
  • Frequently asked questions



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SBIR and Technology-Commercialization Programs

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