Important Upcoming Dates and Deadlines:
Dept. of Energy SBIR/STTR R1 - Proposals due October 19, 2015, companies may not submit a proposal if a Letter of Intent was not submitted by September 8, 2015
National Science Foundation SBIR - Proposals due December 8, 2015 - see notice below
National Science Foundation STTR - Proposals due December 11, 2015 - see notice below
Department of Transportation 16.1 - Proposals due December 16, 2015
National Institutes of Health - Proposals due January 5, 2016 and April 5, 2016
Department of Commerce - NOAA - Proposals due January 14, 2016
EPA - Solicitation release November 2015
Department of Education - Solicitation release December 2015
NASA SBIR/STTR - Solicitation release November 12, 2015 with proposals due February 1, 2016
Department of Energy - Topic release November 2, 2015, Funding Announcement release November 30, 2015, Letter of Intent due December 21, 2015 and proposals due February 2, 2016. Note: DOE is offering a no-cost Phase 0 Support Program for Phase I
Department of Defense - SBIR/STTR 2016.1/A - Solicitation release December 11, 2015 with proposals due February 17, 2016
If you need more information or would like to find out how to submit a proposal, contact Karen West 207-845-2934, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBIR/STTR Three-Phase Program
Determines feasibility. Agencies award grants up to $150,000 for a six month SBIR project and one-year STTR project that explores the technical merit of an idea or technology. Applicants must submit a 25-page proposal in response to a specific agency topic. The proposal must articulate objectives, significance of the innovation, scope of work, and applicant qualifications. Recommended Timeline for Phase I Proposal Writing Process
Transfers innovation from the workbench to the marketplace. No SBIR/STTR funds support this phase, so an entrepreneur must pursue capital from the private sector or funding from other non-SBIR/STTR federal programs.
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The MTI has developed an SBIR/STTR Technical Assistance Program (TAP) to encourage entrepreneurs and small business to participate in the federal SBIR/STTR Program. Companies may receive pro-bono guidance and advice from the TAP team separate from, and in addition to the MTI SBIR/STTR funding programs. For more information contact Shane at 588-1018 or at email@example.com.
Business Accelerator Grants
The MTI Business Accelerator Grant is available to companies that have recently been chosen for a Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I or Phase II grant. More information about the Business Accelerator Grant can be found here.