SBA Small Business Innovation Research/Tech Transfer page
SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
STTR is an important new small business program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small business and the nation's premier nonprofit research institutions. STTR's most important role is to foster the innovation necessary to meet the nation's scientific and technological challenges in the 21st century.
SBIR/STTR Innovation and Development
Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research/Tech Transfer page
The SBIR Program provides up to $850,000 in early-stage R&D funding directly to small technology companies (or individual entrepreneurs who form a company);
The STTR Program provides up to $850,000 in early-stage R&D funding directly to small companies working cooperatively with researchers at universities and other research institutions;
Fast Track provides a higher chance of SBIR/STTR award, and continuous funding, to small companies that can attract outside investors. For the investors, Fast Track offers an opportunity to obtain a match of between $1 and $4 in DoD SBIR/STTR funds for every $1 the investor puts in.
DoD/Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency SBIR page
Defense Technical Information Center SBIR information page
US Air Force SBIR page
US Navy/Office of Naval Research SBIR page
Department of Education SBIR page
National Institutes of Health SBIR page
NASA SBIR/TTR page
National Science Foundation SBIR/TTR page
Department of Energy SBIR/TTR page
Department of Agriculture SBIR page
Department of Transportation SBIR page
Environmental Protection Agency SBIIR page
Department of Commerce/NIST SBIR page
Department of Commerce/NOAA SBIR page
Tips To Improve an SBIR/STTR Application