Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
The programs' goals are to:
Stimulate technological innovation
Foster technology transfer through cooperative R&D between small businesses and research institutions
Increase private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from federal R&D.
A dozen agencies offer Phase 1 and Phase 2 SBIR grants; four agencies also offer STTR grants. Information on the program can be obtained on each agency's SBIR/STTR grant opportunities by clicking on the buttons below:
Here's a directory compiled by American Diversified Energy that lists all of the federal funding opportunities for each Technology Readiness Level (TRL), along with a list of 40 common mistakes that eliminate 72 percent of the funding applications and proposals submitted to federal agencies.
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