SBIR and STTR Grants Resource Guide
SBIR Grants Resource Guide
SBIR grants program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) resource guide serves as a practical reference for beginners and a quick reference for more experienced program participants.
All resources are up-to-date as of March 2015. Please note that external links may change. Please refer to the referring agency or search for a specific resource online if you find that the links provided are out-of-date. We will do our best to maintain a current list for your reference.
You may also download a Copy of SBIR/STTR Resources in a matrix format for your use.
The Kansas SBDC network will help you identify the resources most relevant to your project and help you move forward. Download and complete a short SBIR/STTR Assessment for your business. Contact any of our locations to schedule an appointment for no-cost consulting.
SBIR grants (and STTR grants) general information
http://www.sbir.gov/ - Website for the SBIR/STTR programs.
http://www.sbir.gov/faq/general - Frequently asked questions – general questions about the SBIR/STTR programs.
https://www.sbir.gov/events/webinars - Resource for online training/informational workshops to help you gain a better understanding of SBIR/STTR programs and opportunities available.
Agencies that participate in SBIR
Agencies that participate in STTR
Bayh-Dole Act (37 CFR 401) is an important piece of legislation in the field of intellectual property in the United States. The act allows a university, small business, or non-profit institution to pursue ownership of an invention before the government.
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) - AUTM Members are people involved in all aspects of protecting, licensing and managing academic intellectual property.
Licensing Executives Society (LES) - LES is a welcoming business community that empowers, connects, and celebrates IP professionals through education, best practices, networking, participation, and mentoring.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the United Nations agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, etc.) as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity.
VentureWell - Supports technology innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education to create experiential learning opportunities for students and successful, socially beneficial innovations and businesses.