SBIR/STTR

We can develop elements of the narrative, development & alignment of goals and objectives with program narrative and/or funder expectations, budget justification, and budget in alignment with solicitation requirements. Detailed below are funding opportunities from some of the agencies where we have had success.

NIH, CDC, and FDA SBIR Phase I & II, Clinical Trial NOT ALLOWED - PA-19-272

PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Proposals are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization on January 6th, 2020, April 6th, 2020 and September 8th, 2020.

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NIH, CDC, and FDA SBIR Phase I and II, Clinical Trial REQUIRED - PA-19-273

PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Required). Proposals are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization on January 6th, 2020, April 6th, 2020 and September 8th, 2020.

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NIH, CDC, and FDA STTR Phase I and II, Clinical Trial NOT ALLOWED - PA-19-270

PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed. Proposals are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization on September 5, January 5, and April 5.

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NIH, CDC, and FDA STTR Phase I and II, Clinical Trial REQUIRED - PA-19-271

PHS 2018-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Required). Proposals are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization on September 5, January 5, and April 5.

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National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR/STTR

Up to $1.5M / 24+ months. Receive up to $225,000 in seed capital to conduct product Research and Development (R&D) over six to 12 months. During this period, your company will be immersed in the NSF network and you’ll receive training and mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and innovators. Proposals are due December and June

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Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences (ED/IES) SBIR

The U.S. Department of Education’s SBIR program operated out of its research arm, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), provides up to $1,100,000 in funding to small businesses and partners for research and development to translate their innovative ideas into commercial products that address educational problems in education and special education. Proposals are typically due in March.

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Department of Commerce -  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) SBIR

The Department of Commerce (DOC) & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites small businesses to submit research proposals under this NOFO. Firms with the capability to conduct research and development (R&D) in any of the topic areas listed in Section 9 of this announcement and to commercialize the results of that R&D are encouraged to participate. Proposals are typically due in January.

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Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's SBIR program solicits R&D proposals from small businesses that respond to specific technical needs described in the subtopics of the annual Solicitation. Solicitation Release is scheduled 01/16/2020 with a due date of 04/03/2020.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) SBIR

The USDA SBIR program offers competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high-quality research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefits. The program stimulates technological innovations in the private sector and strengthens the role of federal research and development in support of small businesses. Proposals are due in early October.

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Department of Defense (DOD) SBIR

The DoD SBIR program is made up of 13 participating Components: Army, Navy, Air Force, Missile Defense Agency, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, US Special Operations Command, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Microelectronics Activity, the Office of Secretary of Defense, and the Defense Health Program. The three-phase SBIR Program directly funds up to $1.15 million in early-stage R&D by small companies. Eligible projects must fulfill an R&D need identified by the DoD and have the potential to be developed into a product or service for commercial or defense markets. Proposals are typically due February, June, and October.

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Department of Defense (DOD) STTR

Congress established the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program in 1992. Similar in structure to SBIR, STTR provides up to $850,000 in early-stage R&D funding directly to small companies working cooperatively with researchers at universities and other research institutions. The DoD STTR program is a three-phase program. Funded at over $100 million annually, STTR is made up of six participating components: Army, Navy, Air Force, Missile Defense Agency, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Secretary of Defense. Proposals are typically due February, June, and October.

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The Department of Energy (DoE) SBIR/STTR

Congress established the SBIR and STTR programs to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy. Federal agencies with large research and development (R&D) budgets set aside a small fraction of their funding for competitions among small businesses only. Small businesses that win awards in these R&D programs keep the rights to any technology developed and are encouraged to commercialize the technology. Proposals are due October 15, 2019 and February 24, 2020.

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SBIR/STTR

The DHS S&T SBIR Program was initiated in 2004 with the goal of increasing the participation of innovative and creative U.S. small businesses in federal research and development programs and challenging industry to bring innovative homeland security solutions to reality. Solicitation topics are developed by Program Managers in each of the Science and Technology (S&T) Divisions. The annual solicitations consist of topics relevant to the following S&T Directorate organizations: Borders and Maritime Security, Chemical/Biological Defense, Cyber Security, Explosives, and the First Responder Group. Proposals have three rounds of due dates; February 12, 2020, June 17, 2020, and October 22, 2020.

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Department of Transportation (DOT) SBIR

The U.S. DOT SBIR program favors research that has the potential for commercialization through products and applications sold to the private sector transportation industry, state departments of transportation, U.S. DOT, or other federal agencies. Eight operating administrations within the U.S. DOT fund SBIR research: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Look for the solicitation to open in early 2020 with a due date of late spring of 2020.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SBIR

The EPA is a source of early-stage capital for innovative small companies in the green tech arena. The program has supported state-of-the-art monitoring devices and pollution clean-up systems and processes. Recently though, the program has expanded to support companies whose ideas are launched from a foundation of life cycle assessment (LCA). This proactive approach means solving an environmental problem in a way that takes into account resources, feedstock, emissions, toxicity and waste. Proposals are typically due in July.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) SBIR/STTR

The NASA SBIR and STTR programs fund the research, development, and demonstration of innovative technologies that fulfill NASA needs as described in the annual Solicitations and have significant potential for successful commercialization. If you are a small business concern (SBC) with 500 or fewer employees or a non-profit RI such as a university or a research laboratory with ties to an SBC, then NASA encourages you to learn more about the SBIR and STTR programs as a potential source of seed funding for the development of your innovations. Proposals are typically due in March.

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