SBIR/STTR Resources

Below are links to resources from MTI and our partner organizations that provide more in-depth information on the SBIR/STTR program. We’ll continue to update and expand these resources to provide entrepreneurs with expert insights into getting federal funding for their innovations.

SBIR/STTR and TAP Program Flyers


Download the PDF with an overview of the SBIR/STTR Program

TAP Program

Download our PDF about MTI’s TAP program, providing assistance for SBIR/STTR applicants

Workshops Presentations

These are resources that were presented at past SBIR/STTR workshops, which often go into detail about one of the participating federal agencies.

USDA SBIR Solicitation Preparation Workshop, September 2021

Virtual Workshop presented by MTI’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Expert, Karen West, designed to prepare innovators for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) SBIR solicitation. 

Watch the workshop recording

National Science Foundation (NSF) Virtual Workshop, April 2021

Virtual Workshop that covered the NSF Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program and highlighted the Technical Assistance Program MTI offers.

Download workshop slides | Watch the recording with passcode 38@JtI?P

USDA SBIR/STTR Funding Workshop, May 2020

Overview of the USDA’s program, how the proposal process works and ways in which MTI supports organizations applying for the program

Download the workshop presentation

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Funding Workshop, May 2020

Overview of the SBIR/STTR program, process details and Maine-based support programs

Download the workshop presentation

Detailed information on the NIH SBIR/STTR programs and proposal development from Becky Aistrup, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

Download the NIH Proposal Writing presentation

National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Funding Workshop, March 2020

Overview of the SBIR and NSF programs, Review Process details, and Maine-Based Support Programs

Download the workshop presentation

Comprehensive overview of the NSF SBIR program from Ben Schrag, NSF SBIR Program Director

Download the NSF presentation