Posts Tagged ‘STTR’

DoD Rolling Out New SBIR/STTR Website

April 8th, 2015 by Rebecca Todd

A recent SBIR Insider newsletter indicates some big changes for the DoD SBIR/STTR website. Starting April 17, the DoD’s new site,, 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 Todd

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 Todd

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 Todd

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 Todd

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 Todd

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 […]

If you are seeking funding for research and development, be sure to investigate the following Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant opportunities, and take note of the dates on which the solicitations close to new proposal applications. Upcoming Department of Energy (DoE) FY 2015 R1 SBIR/STTR topics – Opens Aug. 11, closes Oct. 14. […]

Highlights from 2014 National SBIR/STTR Conference

July 24th, 2014 by Rebecca Todd

This year’s National SBIR/STTR Conference held June 16-18 in National Harbor, Md., was packed full of valuable and current information about the program and related areas of interest for innovative companies. Here are some of my takeaways from the conference that aren’t often found in general SBIR/STTR program descriptions: Accounting For prospective Defense Department SBIR/STTR […]

Once a potential applicant has found a topic match within a Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer solicitation, the next key step is to engage the agency program manager associated with the topic area. Here’s why: This person can tell you if the agency considers your project idea to be a strong match for the topic […]

New Forms for NIH Applications

June 4th, 2014 by Rebecca Todd

Any researchers who are interested in submitting a Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) proposal to the National Institutes of Health on or after the Aug. 5 submission deadline will need to refer to Application Forms Version C. NIH has recently updated the SBIR/STTR grant application forms to remain current with the […]

Tips for SBIR/STTR Topic and Award Searches

April 24th, 2014 by Rebecca Todd

If you are just starting to explore the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, the first step is to conduct a search of closed SBIR/STTR topics and prior awards in your research area. The search of closed topics will inform you of the participating federal agencies’ historical interest in your […]