USDA SBIR Solicitation Preparation Workshop
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Solicitation has been released! Join MTI’s SBIR Expert, Karen West, as she lays the framework to help Maine innovators submit competitive proposals. She will also share valuable insights and answer participant’s questions.
The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) will be hosting this workshop which is designed to prepare Maine innovators and companies for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) solicitation.
Proposals are only accepted once each year; don’t miss this opportunity!
The USDA SBIR program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit.
The USDA SBIR program has awarded over 2000 research and development projects since 1983, allowing hundreds of small businesses to explore their technological potential, and providing an incentive to profit from the commercialization of innovative ideas.
The USDA SBIR budget is $25M for Phase I and Phase II funding.
The USDA offers ten (10) solicitation topic areas that are intended to permit a broad spectrum of eligible and innovative science-and technology-based small businesses to compete for funding:
- Plant Production & Protection – Biology
- Plant Production & Protection – Engineering
- Animal Production & Protection
- Food Science & Nutrition
- Biofuels and Biobased Products
- Conservation of Natural Resources (formerly Air, Water and Soils)
- Forests and Related Resources
- Rural and Community Development
- Small & Mid-Size Farms
Since Program inception, the USDA has made 64 awards to 36 Maine small businesses totaling over $9.7M. Your company could be next!
MTI’s experienced Technical Assistance Program (TAP) team offers expert guidance and can help your company submit a competitive proposal.