SBIR/STTR Federal Funding
About SBIR and STTR
The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides more than $2 billion annually to research-capable small businesses. Interested firms apply by responding to requests for proposals, also known as solicitations, from participating federal agencies that set aside part of their research and development (R&D) budgets specifically for the SBIR program.
The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program is SBIR’s sister program that is similar in structure to SBIR but funds cooperative public/private R&D projects involving a small business and a research institution.
SBIR and STTR funds are competitively awarded in three phases in the form of contracts, grants, and/or cooperative agreements by the participating agencies.
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Are you an Arkansas entrepreneur or researcher interested in pursuing SBIR or STTR funding? We are eager to assist you. Take our self-assessment, then contact our innovation consultant, Rebecca Norman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501.683.7700 to discuss whether SBIR or STTR is a viable source of funds for your research or technology.