SBIR – Small Business Innovation Research


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  • Funding is for startup companies
  • Funding goes to the company, who hires the professor / university
  • STTR is for tech transfer offices
  • R21 and others are research grants for professors


  • License a technology, partner on SBIR grant
  • Work with professor on research
  • Multiple commercialization programs


  • What is the best slot for the application?
  • Is this a scanning technology or a
    cancer technology?
  • Get ideas on focus areas


  • Know your program managers / they are online
  • Talk with them
  • Get connected with them

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  • $150K / 6 months – Phase 1
  • $1M – 2 years – Phase 2
  • Phase 3 is not an option
  • University costing is with overhead
  • iCorps program – $50K for marketing / biz dev
  • 7% Profit – use for anything, $5K for biz dev

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