America’s Seed Fund powered by the #NSF (National Science Foundation) is piloting changes to the #SBIR/#STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer) proposal submission process. The #NSF pilot replaces a recommended pre-proposal step, the Executive Summary, with a required first step, the Project Pitch.
Starting in March 2019, startups or entrepreneurs who submit a three-page Project Pitch to the #NSF will know within three weeks if they are a good fit for the #SBIR/#STTR program’s objectives of supporting innovative technologies that show promise of commercial and/or societal impact and involve a level of technical risk. Startups or entrepreneurs can submit a Project Pitch at any time during the pilot, which runs through December 2019.
More details about the NSF’s new process are available at seedfund.nsf.gov.
Join their first webinar about the Project Pitch on Thursday, March 14,
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