Consejos para SBIR / STTR Tema y Premio Búsquedas

24 de abril, 2014 por Rebecca Norman

Si usted apenas está comenzando a explorar la Investigación de Pequeños Negocios de Innovación (SBIR)/ Transferencia de Tecnología para Pequeñas Empresas (STTR) programa, el primer paso es llevar a cabo una búsqueda de temas SBIR / STTR cerrados y premios anteriores en su área de investigación.

La búsqueda de temas cerrados le informará de las agencias federales participantes’ historical interest in your research area, so that you can determine which agencies may offer a potential topic match in the future. (Topics tend to reappear.) The search of prior awards will show you what research in your field has already been funded through the program and improve your knowledge of the state of the art. You should save your findings from both of these searches for later reference as you develop your first SBIR/STTR proposal.

To conduct a search of closed topics in your scientific field, visita SBIR pasarela. Using “Search Services,” you can do a keyword search to locate topics that have been of previous interest to SBIR agencies. As you compile your findings, include the agency name, topic title, and agency point of contact for that topic. This search will give you an idea of topics that you will likely see again in future SBIR/STTR solicitations.

¡Siguiente, search past awards. Go to the SBA TECH-Net database (there’s also a link to the site on SBIR Gateway) to conduct a keyword search. Don’t filter the search by agency or any other factors at this stage. Be sure to collect findings of the award titles, company winners, agency, year of award, and points of contact for both the agencies and the companies.

You may also search past awards through the official SBIR.gov website by selecting “Awards” on the main menu, and then selecting “Search.It’s a good idea to search awards in both sites since both are continually being updated.

If closed topic and prior award searches indicate historic agency interest in your research area but no prior funding awards, the next step will be to search for open topics through SBIR Gateway or SBIR.gov. In SBIR Gateway under “Search Services,” select “Open SBIR/STTR Solicitation Topicsto conduct this search. On SBIR.gov, you can type your keywords into the search box, then select the option “Open Solicitations,” found beneath the search box.

The agencies that participate in SBIR/STTR seldom all have solicitations open at the same time. Periodically check the websites mentioned here for new solicitations.

Arkansas high-tech entrepreneurs who would like one-on-one assistance getting started with SBIR/STTR are encouraged to contact ASBTDC Innovation Consultant Rebecca Norman at rxnorman@ualr.edu or 501.683.7700.