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  • Naval-Industry R&D Partnership Conference 2003
  •   Washington, DC  (8/4/2003 - 8/6/2003)
This conference will provide the latest and most useful information to small businesses on innovative technology and cutting edge research in Naval defense. Attendees will benefit from in...
  • Virginia's 9th Annual Small Business Innovation Research and Development Workshop
  •   Williamsburg, VA  (9/15/2003 - 9/16/2003)
A conference designed to help Virginia's small businesses to increase their chances of winning SBIR award funding to develop and commercialize their technologies in collaboration with univer...
  • Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate SBIR Workshop
  •   Dayton, OH  (7/20/2003 - 7/24/2003)
During this workshop, small businesses will be able to talk one on one with AFRL/ML technical experts concerning the Draft FY04 SBIR Topics.

The purpose of the workshop is to provid...
  • SBIR Informational Session
  •   Arlington, VA  (7/9/2003 - 7/9/2003)
The Arlington Small Business Development Center (Arlington SBDC), Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology(CIT) and the Washington Emerging Technologies Center (WETC) present a special ...
  • SBIR Phase I Workshop
  •   Norfolk, VA  (7/30/2003 - 7/30/2003)
Attendees will learn how to prepare a competitive Phase I SBIR and STTR grant proposal. An overview to SBIRs and STTRs, recent changes in the program, in-depth proposal strategy development...
  • Competing in the SBIR/STTR Programs (Phase I)
  •   Blacksburg, VA  (10/2/2003 - 10/2/2003)
A workshop that helps Virginia's small businesses learn about and increase their chances of winning federal SBIR and STTR funding.

Topics to be covered include:
An introduction t...
  • Competing in the SBIR/STTR Programs (Phase II)
  •   Blacksburg, VA  (10/3/2003 - 10/3/2003)
A workshop that provides a comprehensive understanding of the components necessary for a competitive Phase II SBIR/STTR proposal - including skillful management of Phase I effort. Phase I...
  • SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Preparation Workshop
  •   Gainesville, FL  (7/25/2003 - 7/25/2003)
GAIN (Gainesville Area Innovation Network) and the University of Florida EDA University Center have teamed up to bring the Greenwood Consulting Group to Gainesville for a SBIR/STTR Phase I P...
  • Phase I SBIR Proposal Workshop
  •   State College, PA  (8/20/2003 - 8/20/2003)
The goal of this workshop is to teach small businesses and entrepreneurs how to develop a competitive SBIR proposal.

Topics to be convered include:
  • Changes in the SBIR Progr...
  • SSTI's 7th Annual Conference Building Tech-based Economies: From Policy to Practice
  •   Seattle, WA  (10/21/2003 - 10/22/2003)
SSTI's seventh annual conference offer the best opportunity for practitioners and policymakers in techonolgy-based economic development to asses where we've been, where we want to be, and th...
  • Commercialization Workshop
  •   Richmond, VA  (7/31/2003 - 7/31/2003)
This Commercialization Workshop is organized for the purpose of equipping small high tech firms in our state with the business concepts and methods essential to sound planning for new high t...
  • SBIR Outreach: SBIR Phase II...and Beyond
  •   Albuquerque, NM  (7/10/2003 - 7/10/2003)
Phase II gives your technology the highest value with awards up to $750,000.

Mark Henry of PBC, Inc. in Denver, CO earned his national reputation in the SBIR Progra...
  • SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Preparation Workshop
  •   Johnstown, PA  (8/19/2003 - 8/19/2003)
The SBIR grant program can be an important source of early-stage technology company funding. Learn to prepare competitive Phase I proposals by attending our SBIR Phase I Proposal Preparatio...
  • SBIR Competitive Checklist Workshop (half-day)
  •   Herndon, VA  (7/17/2003 - 7/17/2003)
Before you submit your SBIR or STTR application to NIH, DoD, or NASA make sure you've addressed the COMPETITIVE ISSUES, not just the compliance issues. Mr. John Davis of the SBIR Resource C...
  • SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Workshop
  •   Cedar Falls, IA  (8/5/2003 - 8/6/2003)
Would you like someone to pay you to develop your great new idea into a profitable product? The Small Business Administration's SBIR - Small Business Innovation Research - pro...
  • Commercializing High-Tech Devices
  •   Richland, WA  (7/15/2003 - 7/15/2003)
Al Stephen, President and CEO of Stratos Product Development Group will be speaking on commercialization strategies for high-tech devices as it pertains to small businesses.

  • SBIR -- An Investment in Your Company's Future
  •   Helena, MT  (7/22/2003 - 7/22/2003)
Sponsored By: Montana Department of Commerce SBIR Program and Gateway Development Corporation.

Cost: $45

After this workshop attendees will be able to:
  • SBIR/STTR Help with Early Stage Funding
  •   Allentown, PA  (8/21/2003 - 8/21/2003)
SBIR and STTR grants can be important sources of early stage technology company funding. Phase I awards are for periods of up to six months in amounts up to $100,000, and Phase II awards ar...
  • SBIR Informational Session
  •   Arlington, VA  (8/13/2003 - 8/13/2003)
The Arlington Small Business Development Center (Arlington SBDC), Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology(CIT) and the Washington Emerging Technologies Center (WETC) present a special ...
  • TechEnterprise 2003
  •   Honolulu, HI  (8/18/2003 - 8/21/2003)
Once again the FLC Far West and Mid-Continent Regions have partnered to present an exciting program for the 2003 annual regional meeting. This year we have partnered with the Office of Nava...
  • National Fall SBIR/STTR Conference
  •   Cleveland, OH  (10/27/2003 - 10/30/2003)
The National Science Foundation, in association with the Department of Defense and the Small Business Administration, and all 10 SBIR agencies is sponsoring this 2003 National Fall SBIR/STTR...
  • SBIR Phase I Workshop
  •   Enid, OK  (10/21/2003 - 10/22/2003)
The first day of the workshop provides a basic understanding of the SBIR and STTR program as well as a strategy for participating in these programs. The second day of the workshop provides ...
Partnering Opportunity Annoucements
  • Strategic Initiatives in Technology Policy and Public Applications
  •   Johnston, IA
Enterprise MidAmerica is available for planning, facilitation, research and project management assignments involving broad public-purpose technology initiatives. Our client base encompasses ...
  • Rotary Engine with CVT
  •   Wichita, KS
A simple prototype of this external combustion engine indicates characteristics of the much needed Continuous Variable Transmision. A Stage I DOE Grant (16.d) and facilities for developing a...
  • R&D Coatings Development-Looking to Subcontract
  •   Phoenix, AZ
We are an R&D company looking for an opportunity to develop organic coatings to improve various substrates, i.e. metals, plastics, rubber, wood, etc. in a wide variety of fields.
  • Partners or Licensees for the Use of Round, Glass Multi-Bore Capillaries
  •   Cleveland, OH
Partners Or Licensees For The Use Of Round, Glass Multi- Bore Capillaries And Their Method Of Fabrication.

NineSigma, representing UOP LLC, a joint venture of The Dow Chemic...
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  •   Reston, VA
Our firm has wide array of technology expertise in preparing patent application to protect intellectual property used and developed during SBIR/STTR activity. Our attorneys also have securi...
  • Data Conversion, GIS, Mapping Solutions
  •   Cape Coral, FL
To complete or improve your GIS services/Mapping Productivity, you shouldn't have to manage production facility now. Let UDRATECH manage that work and free you up to focus on achieving a com...
  • Prototyping and Commercial Production
  •   Joplin, MO
Mid-America Precision Products, LLC, is a full service small business interested in partnering in Phase II, SBIR/STTR opportunities with individuals or companies needing assistance in protot...
  • Innovative RF and Wireless Design
  •   West Chester, OH
NuWaves Engineering is a turnkey provider of RF systems. We are interested in partnering in Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR opportunities that require power amplifiers, communications systems...
We are a start up company whom is developing revolutionary technology for a new outdoor media system that will enable the end user to display an ad literally in minutes anytime anywhere. Thi...
  • Multi-Channel Analog ASIC Designs
  •   Raleigh, NC
Our proven multi-channel ASIC designs provide analog signal amplification, filtering and telemetry. Originally designed for use in neural monitoring applications, these 8 to 34 channel ASICs p...
  • Knowledge Management Applications
  •   Irvine, CA
We are looking to partner with ogranizations that have experience developing SBIR R&D proposals. We are an enterprise software company developing XML applications for materials engineering, ...
  • Communications Technology and Software Development Partner Available
  •   Salt Lake City, UT
We are a small cooperative of industry professionals who bring to bear cutting edge technology experience in fiber optics, RF Technology, software development, encryption, project management...
  • Forensic Evidence Collection System
  •   Great Falls, MT
Seeking partnerships to commercialize this collection system. Two of the 18 patented devices in the system are ready to be produced and test marketed. Mold design, thermoplastic injection mo...
  • High Tolerance Fabrication of Temperature Sensitive Materials
  •   Ankeny, LA
Insulation fabrication company with high pressure water cutting equipment. Capable of high tolerance fabrication of gasketing and insulation materials. Currently hold patents and plastic ext...
  • New Surgical Technology
  •   Reno, NV
We are looking for partners to raise capital and market a new surgical technology allowing surgeons to perfom operations without any incision and general anesthetic.
  • SBIR/STTR Grants
  •   San Diego, CA
R&D Business Solutions, LLC provides business development and grant services for emergent technologies. We evaluate the technology, assist in planning the project, and search for an SBIR ...
  • Telecommunications Network Element Provisioning, Monitoring and Maintenance
  •   Plainview, NY
ServiceSPAN is a privately held company specializing in the delivery of software applications and services to the Telecommunications space. Our core competencies involve the integration of...
  • Distributed Application Development Partners in the Field of Bioinformatics
  •   Braintree, MA
Boston Internet Technologies is a minority-woman owned and managed business seeking partners for collaborative SBIR/STTR applications and joint commercialization efforts in the field of bi...
  • Massively-parallel Optical Communications at 10 micron
  •   Torrance, CA
We are seeking partnerships to develop and commercialize a massively-parallel optical communications system at 10 micron wavelength for high-speed, "last- mile" free-space graphics transmis...
  • Uncooled. high-sensitivity, high-resolution night-vision camera at 10 micron
  •   Torrance, CA
We are seeking partnerships to develop and commercialize an uncooled, high-sensitivity and high- resolution camera system at 10 micron wavelength for night vision applications, including mil...
  • Micro transformers for modem and wireless applications
  •   Torrance, CA
We are seeking partnerships to develop and commercialize a series of micro transformers with high efficiency and no bigger than 1/4 in x1/4 in x 2 mm. These transformers are mass producible ...
  • Emotion Recognition Engine
  •   Trabuca Canyon, CA
We are looking for an SBIR Phase I partner to further develop our hardware/software technologies for transforming voice->text->emotion- >five senses.
  • Software Engineering
  •   Ridgefield, CT
We are a small group of consultants with Ph.D./M.S. in science and software engineering and with years of work experience in large corporations, start-ups and colleges, would like to subcont...
  • Micro and Meso-scale Fluid Handling Systems
  •   Ellicott City, MD
We are interested in partnering with other companies in the development of micro and meso-scale fluid handling systems for biotech applications, chem-bio sensors, dispensing of liquids from ...
  • Strategic Teaming
  •   New York, NY
Neogenerations is an IT Services consulting firm that is interested in teaming to create a strategic partnership with other potential bidders. Neogenerations is a small, SBA certified minori...
  • Reading improvement
  •   New York, NY
We are affiliated with Long Island University, and have a new technology that substantially improves reading speed, concentration, comprehension and long-term memory. It works for dyslexic,...
  • Patriot II R&D
  •   Clover, SC
We have proposed a 310 million dollar effort to Effectively Re-design An Existing Weapons Platform and at the same time provide urgently Needed educational and support services for multiple...
  • Partner with Oak Ridge National Laboratory on SBIR or STTR Projects
  •   Oak Ridge, TN
In support of U.S. small businesses and based upon the special capabilities it possesses, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) participates on SBIR and STTR Projects. ORNL possesses wor...
  • Strategic Partner, Software Development
  •   Charlotte, NC
We are an upcoming IT organisation providing solution in the entire range of IT services. We provide solution in WebBased Technologies, customised software development, Network Integration, ...
  • IT/Telecom Consulting Firm looking to partner with SBIR/STTR contract winners
  •   Skokie, IL

We are a small IT and Telecommunications Consulting firm seeking to partner with SBIR / STTR contract winners.

We provide:

  • Proven track ...
  • Raise Venture Capital
  •   Norwalk, CT
Post your executive summary online - we will then showcase it to over 16.9 Billion dollars globally in Angel and Venture Capital
  • Non-invasive medical technology
  •   Fremont, CA
VC funded company developped an optical technology platform with multiple applications. Technology proven and patent protected. Lookig for a partner with SBIR / NIH/ NCI grant experience to ...
  • GIS and IT solutions and services
  •   BBSR, OR
We would like to define directions in our synergic aspects of business coherence. If and only if we foresee a concrete trust building, our growth shall be benchmarked.
  • Grant Writing-Management Consulting
  •   Encinitas, CA
The staff of a young and growing company or the new project division of a more mature company is often too busy to deal with the details of grant writing. Government grants require very tar...
  • CellPhone & PDA Manufacturer Seeks Partnership
  •   Lanham, MD
GLobal Wireless Networks develops a all-in-one unit that's a cellphone a PDA, or palm held computer, a camera, barcode scanner, credit card reader, and GPS receiver, seeks partners, and proj...
  • Intelligent Systems
  •   Westlake Village, CA
Intelligent Recognition Systems is a small woman owned business specializing in the development of advanced signal and image processing systems. We have expertise in vision systems, pattern...
  • RF Foundry Capability
  •   San Diego, CA
Peregrine Semiconductor is interested in teaming with and qualifying design, assembly and test companies of integrated circuits. Peregrine designs RF and Fiber Optic integrated circuits on a...
  • Commercialization, Marketing, and Internet Consulting
  •   Minneapolis, MN
Internet consulting that specializes in search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine submissions, which has proven to be the most cost-effective method of Internet marketing.
  • Business Communications Services
  •   Atlanta, GA
No matter how important your message, it is your delivery that determines how your target audience responds, particularly in today’s competitive marketplace.

- Our professionals cus...
  • Robot for Human Motor Control
  •   Cambridge, MA
Highly compliant upper-limb robot guides and/or monitors human arm movement, and can record motions and mechanical quantities such as the position, velocity, and forces applied. Flexible pro...
  • International Opportunities for Your Inventions and/or Products
  •   Columbus, OH
We at Pacific Passage LLC, offer consulting services and hands-on assistance that help you benefit from doing business with Asia's fastest growing market--China. We can find buyers for your...
  • Biotechnology/Life Sciences Market Research Firm seeks Partnership in SBIR/STTR
  •   Research Triangle Park, NC
We are a biotechnology/life science market and information research firm and are seeking to partner with SBIR/STTR award winners.

We provide market research, competitor analysis, ...
  • Communications
  •   Philadelphia, PA
Your Choice Communications, Inc. (“YCC”) is a small Technology services company operating proprietary Debit-based software applications, platform capacity and support services.

  • Engineering Services company looking to partner with SBIR/STTR contract winners
  •   Apache Junction, AZ
Mustang Design Engineering, Inc. can provide the following services:

*Product Design
*Injection Mold Design
*Specialized Equipment Design
*Program Man...
  • Coating Company looking to partner with SBIR award winners
  •   Phoenix, AZ
Our expertise is in the development of coatings, additives, and adhesives to many substrates in areas such as fuel cells, decon coatings, and defense systems. We have a lot of experience in ...
  • Strategic Partners
  •   New York, NY
Ascertain LLC, is a software integration and consulting services company. Our Senior Level Consultants have over 14 years of experience, master’s degrees and a Juris Doctorate. Our Partner...
  • Marine Hydrophone Development
  •   Corpus Christi, TX
DWSII is a small woman owned, DBE, company specializing in marine towed acoustic hydrophones. DWSII is looking for SBIR and or venture capital partner to finalize development of a solid hyd...
  • Real-time notifications and response system
  •   Mountain View, CA
Beyond Access is a small, minority- owned software business specializing in a new breed of communications technologies. Current application is our real time, multi-channel notification and ...
  • Mobile Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Modeling & Simulation
  •   Castro Valley, CA
Silicon Valley-based software company with mobile robotics, artificial intelligence, modeling and simulation, mobile software, and software protection expertise seeks strategic partners for ...
  • Textile Structures
  •   Stoneham, MA
Looking for companies looking to partner and leveraging the textile architecture technology for:

*Non Invasive Physiological Monitoring
*Garment Systems: Ensemble, Gloves, Bo...
  • Fraud detection, repair, and maintenance
  •   Hazlet, NJ
A provider of Straight Through Processing technology for hedge fund administration and medical claims processing looking for a partner for research and development in the areas of fraud detecti...
  • Human Capital Metric
  •   Waxahachie, TX
Looking for partners to advance the design and development of the National Human Capital Infrastructure. The National Skill Standards Board has begun the effort and there is a desire to ex...
  • Proposal Development (54% Phase I success rate)
  •   Ithaca, NY
I am a freelance proposal developer with experience writing several funded SBIR proposals. I have been a key contributor to 12 winning Phase I proposals (out of 22 submission attempts – a 5...
  • SBIR Proposal Review Consulting Services
  •   Nyack, NY
Cohen International provides expert SBIR proposal consulting services.

Cohen will review your SBIR proposal and submission documents, and then provide the following:

  • Expert Consulting & Advice in Health- or Mental Health-Related SBIR Projects
  •   Kittery Point, ME
*Complementary & Alternative Medicine
*Health Behavior
*Health Education
*Mental Health

Does your SBIR proposal involve one of the above areas? If so, I can offer the f...
  • Broadband Networking - Ethernet, IP, SONET, Telephony
  •   Damascus, MD
Eden Networks, Inc. (Eden) focuses on Broadband Networking product development. Our mission is to provide Turn-Key design services for Leading Edge Communications Equipment companies.
  • Novel Compounds for Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
  •   Birmingham, AL

We have discovered a class of novel derivatives of maltose and glucose which increase glucose disposal and lower blood glucose in diabetic animals by increasing liver and muscle glycogen ...

  • Increase Hawaiian Export Import Opportunity
  •   Evanston, IL

If International Services locates in Hawaii, we could offer the following benefits:

Benefits to Hawaii:

Increased use of Hawaiian infrastructure:
The Global Busines...

  • Online Marketing/Search Engine Optimize
  •   Bombay, AR

We are a Bombay, India based company engaged in above and other web based developments. Outsourcing your BPO/SEO/SEM from from a country where Human Resource Costs are economical yet with...

  • Grant Writing-Management Consulting
  •   Encinitas, CA

The staff of a young and growing company or the new project division of a more mature company is often too busy to deal with the details of grant writing. Government grants require very t...

  • Bringing Technology to Market
  •   Moorestown, NJ
Formation, Inc. is an Electronics Engineering/Manufacturing Company looking to partner with Phase II winners needing assistance in commercializing their technology. The company designs and ...
  • Arizona legal services for companies and individuals
  •   Phoenix, AZ

Wilcox & Wilcox, P.C. offers a wide range of legal services addressing intellectual property issues, including trademarks, tradenames, copyrights, unfair competition, the new Digital Mi...

  • Materials Science
  •   San Dimas, CA
Maxdem is looking for innovative technology in the areas of materials science. Our experience and creativity can bridge the gap between the laboratory and commercialization. Whether the te...
  • Bio/Chem Decontamination Technology
  •   Durango, CO
BCDS Inc. is looking to partner for production of new technology equipment under 8a certification HUB zone/ Native Tribe located/ need new technology to integrate with current systems.
  • Composite Fabrication Subcontractor
  •   Manchester, NH
Well established composites fabricator available to support product and process development and demonstration on SBIR/STTR's and other contracts. Expertise in filament winding, braiding, hi...
  • Web and software development
  •   Malden, MA
We can assist with Web and software development for Phase I awardees. Our expertise is in development using very high-level languages such as Scheme, LISP, and ML (Standard ML and Objective...
FAQs Search Results
  • What is the annual funding amount from all agencies?
A GAO report released in June 1999 stated that the total funding level aggregated from all participating federal agencies is over $1 Billion annually.
  • How much does cost to be a member? is free to all visitors. To register your technology or product there is a $9.95 monthly fee. To learn more about's memberships, goto Register and see the detailed chart.
  • Where should my technology be list for the best results, SBIRstore or SBIRexchange?
There's no additional monthly membership fee to list your technology in multiple areas of the site. We do stress however, that you register your technology and assign it a description that best suites your need and is a logical place that a potential business contact may find you.
  • I'm a consultant with a speciality in writing grants, how can I network at
Companies large and small can register at at SBIRservices. Here companies can showcase their services by listing under their industry category. The low montly fee is $9.95, or $29.95 if your company wants to upload a logo.
  • What federal agencies participate?
Department of Agriculture Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Department of Defense Department of Education Department of Energy Department of Health and Human Services Department of Transportation Environmental Protection Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Science Foundation Small Business Administration
  • How can I find out if my business is considered "small" for the purposes of eligibility for SBA programs and to receive federal contracts specifically designated for small business?
Although the numerical definition of what constitutes a small business, which can be found at: varies from industry to industry,it is almost always stated in either the number of employees or the average annual receipts.
  • How do I become certified as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)?
To become certified, a small business must meet the eligibility requirements: It must be owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, and Subcontinent Asian Americans are presumed to qualify. Other individuals can qualify if they show by a "preponderance of the evidence" that they are disadvantaged. Individuals must have a net worth of less than $750,000, excluding the value of the business and personnel residence. Successful applicants must also meet applicable size standards for small businesses in their industry and display good character. To Apply: Download the application at:( Contact your SBA district office Call the Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Certification and Eligibility at or 1-.
  • To which industries apply the 10 percent price evaluation adjustment (PEA) for small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) and the evaluation credit for prime contractors?
Under the government's reformed affirmative action rules, small disadvantaged business are eligible for price evaluation adjustments (PEA) of up to 10 percent when bidding on federal contracts in certain industries. The program also provides evaluation credits for prime contractors who achieve SDB subcontracting targets. The PEA and the evaluation credits are authorized in the SIC code industry categories determined by U.S. Department of Commerce benchmarks.
  • Can I apply to the program as a member of a non-presumed group?
Even if you are not a member of one of the groups presumed to be socially disadvantaged, you may still be considered socially disadvantaged. In such a case, you will need to present evidence in the form of a narrative and supporting documentation to the SBA that you are in fact socially disadvantaged. The SBA will consider you to be socially disadvantaged if the preponderance of the evidencein your case indicates that you have been subjected to prejudicial treatment. More information about this subject can be found at:
  • How can I find out about government contracts available to 8(a) firms?
To learn about contracting opportunities available to 8(a) firms, contact your Business Opportunity Specialist or Procurement Center Representative located nearest you: Business Opportunity Specialists (BOS), which can be found at: are located in SBA District Offices, and provide business development assistance to active 8(a) participants. Procurement Center Representatives (PCR's), which can be found online at:, are located in area offices, and they review and evaluate the small business programs of federal agencies and assist small businesses in obtaining federal contracts and subcontracts.
  • What are the benefits of the 8(a) Business Development Mentor-Protégé Program?
The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Mentor-Protégé program enhances the capability of 8(a) participants to compete more successfully for federal government contracts. The program encourages private-sector relationships and expands SBA's efforts to identify and respond to the developmental needs of 8(a) clients. Mentors provide technical and management assistance, financial assistance in the form of equity investments and/or loans, subcontract support, and assistance in performing prime contracts through joint venture arrangements with 8(a) firms.
  • How can I find out if my business is located in a HUBZone?
We've developed some special mapping software available online at: to help you determine if an address or area is in a HUBZone. You can search by address, state, county, or town. Requirements: To qualify for the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program, a small business must meet the following criteria: Its principal office must be located within a "Historically Underutilized Business Zone," which includes lands on federally recognized Indian reservations; It must be owned and controlled by one or more U.S. Citizens; and At least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUBZone. Existing businesses that choose to move to qualified areas are eligible. To fulfill the requirement that 35% of a HUBZone firm's employees reside in the HUBZone, employees must live in a primary residence within that area for at least 180 days or be a currently registered voter in that area.
  • How do I qualify for the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)?
SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs. SBIR Qualifications: Small businesses must meet certain eligibility criteria to participate in the SBIR program: American-owned and independently operated For-profit Principal researcher employed by business Company size limited to 500 employees
  • Which industries are included on the list of approved nonmanufacturer rule waivers?
The Small Business Act requires that agency contracts be directed solely to small business manufacturers under set-aside provisions. This requirement is commonly referred to as the Nonmanufacturer Rule. The Small Business Act also contains provisions that allow the SBA waive this requirement when there are no small business manufacturers or processors available to supply the product to the federal government.
  • What is the STTR Program?
STTR is a highly competitive three-phase program that reserves a specific percentage of Federal research and development funding for award to small businesses in partnership with nonprofit research institutions to move ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace, to foster high-tech economic development and to address the technological needs of the Federal Government.
  • What are the three phases of the STTR Program?
Phase I is the startup phase for the exploration of the scientific, technical, and commercial feasibility of an idea or technology. Awards are for periods of up to one year in amounts up to $100,000. Phase II is to expand Phase I results. During this period the R&D work is performed and the developer begins to consider commercialization potential. Awards are for periods of up to two years in amounts up to $500,000. Phase III is the period during which Phase II innovation moves from the laboratory into the marketplace. There is no STTR funding in this phase.
  • Must you be an established business when you propose an STTR?
No. However, you must be organized as a business at the time of award.
  • Who can propose for an STTR?
Only small for-profit businesses can propose.
  • What is the size criteria to become eligible for an STTR?
A small business concern with 500 or fewer employees including subsidiaries and/or affiliates. The size of the nonprofit collaborator is not relevant
  • How are future rights to projects developed under STTR determined?
The small business concern and the research institution must develop a written agreement prior to a Phase I award. This agreement must be submitted to the awarding agency if requested.
  • Who are the Federal participants in the STTR Program?
The following five Federal departments and agencies are eligible to participate: Department of Defense Department of Energy National Aeronautics and Space Administration Department of Health and Human Services National Science Foundation
  • Can I skip Phase I and begin at Phase II in the STTR Program?
No. Phase II awards can only be awarded to firms having successfully completed Phase I at the same awarding agency.
  • Does SBA make any STTR awards?
No. The five participating Federal agencies have unilateral procurement authority.
  • Can you subcontract in STTR -- either party or both?
Yes. Either party may subcontract or they may jointly fund a subcontractor.
  • Can a small business concern participate in both SBIR and STTR simultaneously at the same or differing agencies?
Yes, but they may not perform the same or essentially similar work under more than one contract or grant. Collecting funds more than once for the same work is fraud.
  • Must a successful Phase I small business concern use the same institution in Phase II?
No. The small business concern can change research institutions in Phase II.
  • Will an unsolicited proposal be accepted in the STTR Program?
No. Proposals must respond to the solicitation as published by one or more of the participating agencies.
  • Who is the prime contractor or grantee?
The small business concerned.
  • Must the small business concern and/or the research institution be located in the United States?
Yes. Both the small business concern and the institution must be on U.S. soil.
  • Can a Phase III follow-on contract for funding be made, without competition, to the firm that successfully completes Phase I and II.
Yes, the firm may be given a sole source contract in Phase III for further work or production.
  • What is the minimum percent breakout for small firms and institutions in conducting research?
Small business concerns must perform at least 40% and research institutions must perform at least 30% of the work.
  • Who resolves problems concerning STTR topics, awards, audits, etc.?
The agency issuing the Program Solicitation. SBA handles program policy for across the board uniformity, reporting to Congress and program oversight.
  • Where can I go for further information on how I get started or if there is other assistance available?
Information can be obtained from SBA Online Bulletin Board by dialing: 1-.
  • What is the SBIR Program?
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is a highly competitive three-phase award system which provides qualified small business concerns with opportunities to propose innovative ideas that meet the specific research and research and development needs of the Federal Government.
  • What are the three phases of the SBIR Program?
Phase I is a feasibility study to evaluate the scientific and technical merit of an idea. Awards are for periods of up to six months in amounts up to $100,000. Phase II is to expand on the results of and further pursue the development of Phase I. Awards are for periods of up to two years in amounts up to $750,000. Phase III is for the commercialization of the results of Phase II and requires the use of private sector or non-SBIR Federal funding.
  • Do you have to be a Phase I awardee in order to be considered for Phase II of a project?
  • What is the small business size standard for purposes of the SBIR Program?
A small business concern for purposes of award of any funding agreement under the SBIR Program is one which, including its affiliates, has a number of employees not exceeding 500.
  • How can a small business concern obtain funding under SBIR?
A small business can obtain funding under SBIR by being the recipient of a competitively awarded SBIR funding agreement.
  • What is an SBIR funding agreement?
An SBIR funding agreement is a contract or grant entered into between an SBIR participating Federal agency and a small business concern for the performance of experimental, developmental, or research work funded by the Federal Government.
  • Does the Small Business Administration make any awards under the SBIR Program?
No. The SBA has authority and responsibility for monitoring and coordinating the Government-wide activities of the SBIR Program and reporting its results to Congress. The Federal agencies participating in SBIR have the responsibility for: (a) selecting SBIR topics (b) releasing SBIR solicitations (c) evaluating SBIR proposals (d) awarding SBIR funding agreements on a competitive basis
  • Who are the participants in the SBIR Program?
The following Federal agencies are eligible to participate: Department of Agriculture Department of Commerce Department of Defense Department of Education Department of Energy Department of Health and Human Services Department of Transportation Environmental Protection Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Science Foundation
  • Can a firm go directly to a Phase II award without having to compete for Phase I?
No. The SBIR Program was created for NEW innovations to meet existing Federal R&D needs. The results of a Phase I are a determining factor in deciding whether there will be a Phase II award to continue the effort.
  • Does SBA designate any of the topics cited in SBIR solicitations or make any awards under SBIR?
No. The legislation governing the SBIR Program gives unilateral authority and responsibility for these functions to each of the Federal agencies participating in the program.
  • Since SBIR is a program to assist small business innovators, can SBA or the other Federal participating agencies provide direct funding for a project which a firm has initiated on its own?
No. SBA does not fund SBIR projects and such an endeavor would be considered an unsolicited proposal, which is outside the scope of the SBIR Program.
  • Is a small US firm still eligible to compete for an SBIR award if it forms a 50-50 joint venture with a nonprofit or foreign firm?
  • Are foreign-based firms eligible for SBIR awards?
No. To be eligible for award of SBIR funding agreements, a small business concern has to meet the following qualifications: be independently owned and operated principal place of business is located in the United States at least 51 percent owned or in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51% of its voting stock is owned by United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent resident aliens.
  • Are nonprofit concerns eligible for SBIR awards?
  • May a portion of an SBIR award be subcontracted?
For Phase I, a minimum of two thirds of the research and/or analytical effort must be performed by the proposing firm, and for Phase II, a minimum of one-half of the research and/or analytical effort must be performed by the proposing firm.
  • Can a Federal agency other than the one originating the Phase I award make the Phase II award under the same SBIR topic?
No. Awards of this type would be the result of an unsolicited proposal, and therefore, would be considered outside the scope of the SBIR Program.
  • What is the difference between SBIR solicitations and the SBIR Pre-Solicitation Announcement?
SBIR solicitations are specific Requests for Proposals released by the Federal agencies participating in the program which may result in the award of Phase I SBIR funding agreements. SBIR Pre-Solicitation Announcements, released by SBA, contain pertinent data on SBIR solicitations that are about to be released by the participating Federal agencies.
  • Will SBA provide funds for SBIR commercialization?
No. Private sources of capital should be used. However, SBIR awardees are encouraged to seek information on all of the services that SBA makes available to the small business community.
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