Posts Tagged ‘STTR’

Department of Defense Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

January 11th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

The Department of Defense has open Broad Agency Announcements for SBIR and STTR proposals through the agency’s proposal submission website. Proposal applications must be received by 5 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Through the DoD’s online SBIR Interactive Topic Information System, applicants can ask technical questions by topic area through Jan. 25. Applicants are […]

SBIR/STTR Program Reauthorized for 5 Years

January 11th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

The House and Senate passed the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) reauthorization as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (HR 1540). With this passage, the SBIR/STTR programs are secured from Sept. 30, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2022. The SBIR/STTR reauthorization will keep most of the base programs the […]

Defense and Homeland Security Issue SBIR/STTR Topics

December 14th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative small businesses developing new products or services are encouraged to explore the latest research topics of interest for both the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. The DoD has topics for both its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. As a smaller agency, the DHS participates in […]

NASA Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

November 30th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative small businesses and partnering research institutions are encouraged to explore federal funding opportunities within the National Aeronautics Space Administration Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program. NASA seeks SBIR/STTR proposals to research and develop\ new technologies with strong potential for transition into NASA mission programs and outside commercial markets. NASA SBIR Phase I […]

Department of Energy Issues New SBIR/STTR Topic Release

November 16th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative businesses and entrepreneurs interested in developing new, energy-related research products or services are encouraged to explore the Department of Energy’s latest SBIR/STTR topics. Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I awards range in size from $150,000-$225,000 depending on the topic. This funding announcement will be issued Monday, Nov. 28 and close to […]

SBA Seeks Tibbetts Award Nominations

October 18th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

The Small Business Administration seeks nominations for its annual Tibbetts Awards  through Nov. 14. Awards are for small businesses, individuals, and supporting organizations that exemplify the best in the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, founder of the SBIR program. Nominated companies are evaluated based on technological innovation, business impact, broader […]

The 2016 Defense Energy Innovation Summit and Showcase will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Austin, Texas.  This event is led by TechConnect in partnership with The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL). The early-bird registration rate is available before Oct. 21. This event will feature presentations and networking sessions with the following agencies: Department of […]

Department of Defense Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

October 5th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Research-based small companies are encouraged to explore the Department of Defense’s latest Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Broad Agency Announcements. Proposals that respond to specific agency research topics are due Oct. 26 at 5 a.m. Depending on agency component, DoD SBIR/STTR awards range from a base total of $100,00-$150,ooo for a 9-12 […]

NSF Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

September 16th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

The National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs have new funding opportunities available for innovative small businesses. The NSF seeks proposals from small businesses across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. The deadline for SBIR and STTR proposals is Dec. 6. NSF SBIR/STTR technology topics include the following: Advanced Manufacturing […]

Dept. of Energy Seeks SBIR/STTR Proposals

August 24th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative researchers with ideas for new energy concepts to address market needs are encouraged to explore the Department of Energy FY2017 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer funding opportunity announcement. Proposed ideas must respond to an agency-identified topic from the DOE’s research topic list. Interested applicants must submit letters of intent by Sept. 6 using instructions found […]

Department of Energy Releases New SBIR/STTR Topics

July 27th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative entrepreneurs and small businesses with ideas for energy-based technology are encouraged to explore the Department of Energy’s latest Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer research topics. These SBIR/STTR topics will be included in the DOE’s FY17 Phase I Release I funding opportunity announcement, to be issued Aug. 15. The following DOE program offices are […]

SBIR.gov Offers New Tutorials

July 13th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Entrepreneurs with ideas for new research and development having potential to lead to marketable technologies may be candidates for funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The official government site for this program, SBIR.gov, recently posted new tutorials to provide prospective applicants with key information about the program. Ten courses […]

Innovative Arkansas entrepreneurs are encouraged to explore research funding opportunities within the 2016 Department of Health and Human Services Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Omnibus grant solicitations. SBIR Phase I awards range in size from $150,000 to $225,000 for six-month project performance periods. Participating agency components (Note: STTR is only available […]

DOE Launches SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program

June 15th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

In July, the U.S. Department of Energy will launch the fourth round of its SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program to coincide with the agency’s anticipated July 18 announcement of the FY2017 Phase I, Release 1 SBIR/STTR topics. The program is aimed at helping eligible small R&D businesses and individuals successfully apply for SBIR/STTR federal funding from […]

SBIR Insider Speaks to Program Reauthorization

June 1st, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

The latest issue of the SBIR Insider addresses some important developments regarding Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program reauthorization. The SBIR/STTR program will need to be reauthorized by next year after being maintained over the past six years though the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. In the newsletter, author Rick Shindell notes that for the […]

This year’s National SBIR/STTR Conference kicked off with a Fireside Chat that addressed the role of liberal arts in innovative thinking, insights on working with the federal government, and opportunities to expand the nationwide spread of Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program awardees. Fireside Chat speakers included Stephen Gold of IBM, Jenny Lawton […]

Sensor technology is a research topic of interest across several federal agencies that participate in the Small Business Innovation Research /Small Business Technology Transfer program. The agencies include the Environmental Protection Agency, Dept. of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Dept. of Energy, National Science Foundation, Dept. of Health […]

The Department of Defense SBIR 16.2 and STTR 16.B solicitations have been pre-released. Until May 22, prospective applicants have the opportunity to communicate directly with topic authors to ask technical questions about the research topics. Each topic author’s name, phone number and email address is listed within each solicitation topic. DoD Small Business Innovation Research […]

The 2016 SBIR Road Tour will visit 15 states, and Arkansas is the first stop. The nationwide tour is coming to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Tuesday, April 19, to promote the federal Small Business Innovation Research program. SBIR and its sister Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) provide $2.5 billion annually to […]

SBIR Road Tour: Getting to Know the Agencies

March 23rd, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

(Third in a series) The 2016 Arkansas SBIR Road Tour will feature representatives from nine federal agency components: Department of Agriculture Department of Energy Department of Homeland Security National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Institutes of Health National Science Foundation Department of the Navy Department of the Air Force Missile Defense Agency The agencies have […]

Innovative small businesses and their research partners are encouraged to prepare now for future National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation and Small Business Technology Transfer grant funding opportunities. Both SBIR and STTR solicitations will be posted in March. The Phase I award amount has increased to $225,000 with a project performance period of 6-12 months. […]

The 2016 SBIR Road Tour will visit 15 states, and the first stop will be Arkansas. The nationwide tour comes to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Tuesday, April 19. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will host the free event, set for 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Reynolds […]

Energy and Education SBIR Funding Opportunities

December 16th, 2015 by Sarah Ricard

Department of Energy SBIR/STTR  The Department of Energy has issued its FY 2016 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Letters of intent (required for Phase I application) must be submitted by Dec. 21, 5 p.m. EST. Grant applications to both SBIR and STTR programs must […]

ASSIST Streamlines SBIR/STTR Electronic Submissions

October 7th, 2015 by Sarah Ricard

The National Institutes of Health now has an online system to help small businesses submit SBIR and STTR grant applications. ASSIST (Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking) is available to help small businesses prepare, submit, and track grant applications through Grants.gov to NIH. ASSIST provides: Secure web-based data entry Collaboration of multiple users Pre-submission […]

NSF Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposal Applications

September 22nd, 2015 by Sarah Ricard

The National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs have new funding opportunities available for innovative small businesses. The NSF seeks proposals from small businesses across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. NSF SBIR/STTR technology topics include but are not limited to: Educational Technologies and Applications (EA) Information […]

DoD Issues Call for SBIR/STTR Proposals

September 9th, 2015 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative Arkansas entrepreneurs and research institution partners are encouraged to explore topics found in pre-solicitations issued through the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. As the largest agency in the SBIR/STTR program, the DoD seeks research proposals that have the potential for development into a product or service for commercial and […]

Dept. of Energy Releases SBIR/STTR Phase I Topics

July 28th, 2015 by Rebecca Norman

Research-based small businesses are encouraged to explore funding opportunities within the Department of Energy Office of Science FY2016 SBIR/STTR Phase I Topic Release. The mission of the DOE Office of Science is the delivery of scientific discoveries and major scientific tools to transform our understanding of nature and to advance the energy, economic, and national […]

All SBIR/STTR proposal applications need to respond to specific agency topics, so before writing a proposal, your team should conduct a search of closed topics and prior awards using SBIR.gov, the official website for Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer. The site was updated in May to offer new features and resources for prospective applicants. Searching previous awards […]

This year’s National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference, held June 15-17 at the National Harbor in Maryland, featured new events that added interesting and informative dimensions to the conference. The night of June 16, the first SBIRx-Ignite event was held to spotlight talks from the next generation of innovators […]

Registration Opens for 2015 NIH SBIR/STTR Conference

July 1st, 2015 by Rebecca Norman

Life science-based small companies and entrepreneurs with commercializable technology concepts are encouraged to attend the 17th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference Oct. 27-29 in Seattle. This event provides focused information about the National Institutes of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Representatives from the NIH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and […]

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Lenka Fedorkova, assistant manager of the National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Through NIH’s Office of Extramural Programs, Dr. Fedorkova provides guidance and access to critical information for U.S. small businesses seeking NIH funding, among other responsibilities. Learn more […]

SBA Seeks Ideas for New SBIR/STTR Logo

May 19th, 2015 by Rebecca Norman

The Small Business Administration recently launched a competition to create a new logo design for its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. SBIR/STTR’s tag line is 12 Agencies…1 Vision: Seed The Future. The winning entry will serve as the official logo for the SBIR/STTR programs and will receive a $2,500 prize. The deadline […]

2015 National SBIR/STTR Conference

May 6th, 2015 by Rebecca Norman

Research-based small businesses and supporting organizations who are new to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program may find value in attending the 2015 National SBIR/STTR Conference. The conference will feature presentations from SBIR agency representatives as well as from accountants and legal experts who have valuable advice to offer on […]

DoD Rolling Out New SBIR/STTR Website

April 8th, 2015 by Rebecca Norman

A recent SBIR Insider newsletter indicates some big changes for the DoD SBIR/STTR website. Starting April 17, the DoD’s new site, https://sbir.defensebusiness.org, intends to streamline user experience. This will benefit potential applicants as they review new SBIR/STTR topics to be released April 24. Some additional points to note about the new site: The site uses modern SSL security, which […]

NSF Opens to New SBIR, STTR Proposal Applications

March 4th, 2015 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative small businesses are encouraged to explore funding opportunities within the National Science Foundation’s new Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer solicitations. The NSF seeks proposals from small businesses across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. This solicitation cycle, a new topic area has been added – Internet of Things. The […]

SBA Introduces SBIR Blog

January 28th, 2015 by Rebecca Norman

The Small Business Administration has launched SBIR Pulse, a regular blog installment about the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer Programs. The first SBIR Pulse post, published Jan. 22, included a Q&A with Javier Saade, the associate administrator for the Office of Investment and Innovation at the Small Business Administration. SBIR Pulse will  interview individuals from different […]

A recent article in Innovation Daily entitled “The Entrepreneur’s Rollercoaster” provided advice for entrepreneurs about pursuing long-term success even as they experience the highs and lows commonly associated with starting a new business. The tips provided readily apply to research-based companies that are using the Small Business Innovation Research program approach to funding their research and development […]

NASA FY 2015 SBIR/STTR Pre-Release Announcement

November 5th, 2014 by Rebecca Norman

The anticipated release dated of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s 2015 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer solicitation is on or about Nov. 14. The anticipated offer due date will be on or about Jan. 28, 2015. The intent of NASA’s SBIR/STTR programs is to provide small businesses with opportunities to compete for federal research […]

October Deadline for Energy Dept. SBIR/STTR Proposals

August 13th, 2014 by Rebecca Norman

The Department of Energy has issued a Phase I SBIR/STTR funding opportunity announcement. Applicants should note that letters of intent are due by Sept. 2, with complete applications due by Oct. 14. Included in the DOE current Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer funding opportunity are 26 different topics. Participating DOE research programs include the […]

Fall SBIR/STTR Conference Heading to Austin

August 13th, 2014 by Rebecca Norman

Technology entrepreneurs are encouraged to investigate the upcoming Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference, which will take place Nov. 11-13 at the University of Texas in Austin. Hear from agency leaders within the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program about how to successfully compete for this research and development funding to bring your ideas […]