Up to $150,000
The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide well over $2 billion of non-dilutive capital every year to small businesses developing high risk, high return technology-based products. The money is targeted specifically to fund R&D activities to reduce the technical risk, thereby helping to facilitate access to follow-on funding.
To bring technology from ideas to commercialization, both programs utilize a three phase approach:
Up to $150,000
Up to $1 Million
Up to 2 years
No SBIR/STTR Funding
May take several years
The Delaware SBDC wants to see more SBIR wins, so we’ve developed this program to help you. The program is designed to provide qualified entrepreneurs and early-stage research and development companies with:
The Bioscience CAT’s mission is to support and grow Delaware’s economy and bioscience community by fostering innovative applied research collaborations between Delaware businesses and academic institutions.
A grant program designed to assist SBIR Phase II applicants bridge the funding gap between Phase I and Phase II awards.
Provides specialized training and mini grants of $3,000 to teams interested in exploring the commercial viability of their ideas for products and businesses that are based on their own inventions, University intellectual property, or any STEM-related technology.
FSI helps technology-based and early stage businesses find traditional seed capital, alternative funding, skilled human capital, commercialization assistance, intellectual capital, and other entrepreneurial resources.
Hen Hatch is the University of Delaware’s premier startup funding competition. It provides entrepreneurial students, alumni, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to make connections and collect feedback on their ideas while competing for startup cash and prizes totaling $100,000.
Only United States small businesses are eligible to participate in the SBIR program. An SBIR awardee must meet the following criteria at the time of Phase I and II awards:
Only United States small businesses are eligible to participate in the STTR program. The small business must meet all of the following criteria at time of award:
The nonprofit research institution must also meet certain eligibility criteria:
STTR vs SBIR
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