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Transcript of SBIR/STTR Overview
Where does the money come from?
Every federal agency with an extramural R&D budget over $100 million is required to contribute
Every federal agency with an extramural R&D budget over $1 billion is required to contribute
Who is the administrator?
The SBA (Small Business Administration)
Who can apply?
the small business must perform 67% of the R&D in Phase I and 50% of the R&D in Phase II
the small business must have a
as a partner and the small business must perform 40% of the R&D in Phase I & II
Intro to SBIR/STTR
What is SBIR & STTR?
SBIR and STTR are federal programs that allow small businesses to compete for research dollars to test, prototype and commercialize new products
Small businesses are creative and flexible and can bring new solutions to the market quickly
This equates to a combined total of $2.5 billion available annually
*Numbers based on 2015 data
Which agencies participate?
Dept of Defense
Dept of Commerce
US Dept of Agriculture
Dept of Transportation
Nat'l Aeronautics and Space Admin
Dept of Health and Human Services
Dept of Energy
Dept of Education
Nat'l Institute of Health
Nat'l Science Foundation
Environmental Protection Agency
How much money can you get?
Feasibility/Proof of Concept
Funded by private sector
or by federal agencies
(SBA definition < 500 employees)
or intellectual property
What's a research institution?
A university or a national lab
How do you apply?
Need Idea? Have Idea?
Once you have an idea in mind (your own or one you can partner on), determine which agency you should be working with
what does your innovation solve? Which agency cares about that?)
If you don't have an idea in mind, start by contacting the Technology Transfer Office of a university and ask for an opportunity to review technology and innovations they want to see commercialized
Contact the Federal Agency
Sample Cycle from DOE
What are the steps to apply
announced by federal agency
Funding Opportunity Announcement
Letter of Intent
Review & Selection
Release of Funds
Budget cycle and projects begin
Find out what the SBIR and STTR cycles are
Review the interest
Decide which topic area you think your innovation belongs
Contact the Program Manager
for the topic area you are interested in
Share your idea and see what the Program Manager has to share
It's not rocket science...
...well in some cases it is
to you by
When the FOA
(Funding Opportunity Announcement)
is made submit your LOI (Letter of Intent) using the agency's form/process
*This allows the agency to start lining up reviewers
BEFORE you can apply you must REGISTER
There are 3 distinct steps needed to COMPLETE the grant application process and they take time and are intertwined
-DO NOT PROCRASTINATE ON SUBMISSION PREP-
1 Get your DUNS number
2 Complete a SAMS registration
3 Complete grants.gov registration
Once you've COMPLETED these steps you will
be able to START the application process
(make lots of notes and print everything)
Sample Topic List from DOE
Submit the Application
Use the application for the federal agency you are working with and follow the directions and process
The review process takes 6-12 weeks depending on the agency
SBIR and STTR are great tools to bring new ideas to life and great innovations to market