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Think Your Company is Too Big for SBIR Funding? Think Again.
More than $2 billion in R&D grants and contracts is awarded every year to innovative small companies by eleven federal agencies through the SBIR and STTR programs. It's generally (mistakenly) believed that these two programs ...Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) ... are only for early-stage companies. While it's true that the majority of awards go to companies with fewer than 25 employees, any company with less than 500 employees is eligible to compete, assuming they also meet the other eligibility requirements. Here's just a glimpse of the 2014 awards made by the largest agencies:

SBIR/STTR Awards in 2014 by Agency

It's a fact the money's out there. But why should more established companies investigate SBIR/STTR as an opportunity and what do they need to be successful?

The SBIR/STTR programs are all about innovation and commercialization. Established small businesses know how to commercialize a product or they wouldn't be "established." They exist today because they excel at serving the needs of their customers. That experience gives them a decided advantage over companies that are still developing their first product or service. Read on

SBA Seeks Comments on Proposed SBIR/STTR Policy Directive
On April 7, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration published a notice in the Federal Register to solicit public comments on a proposed SBIR/STTR Policy Directive, which among other things seeks to clarify the data rights and Phase III preference afforded to SBIR and STTR small business awardees, add definitions relating to data rights, and clarify the benchmarks for progress towards commercialization. The comment period on the Proposed Policy Directive has been extended through July 6, 2016. You may submit comments, identified by RIN: 3245-AG64, by any of the following methods:
  • Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Edsel Brown, Assistant Director, Office of Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW., Washington, DC 20416.
More Funding Opportunities
Agency
Title
FOA #
Posted/Due Date
HHS-NIDILRR
SBIR Phase II 93.433 HHS/ACL/
NIDILRR
SBIR
HHS-2016/ ACL-NIDILRR-BISB-0182

Posted: 5/11/16
Due 7/11/16
 

NIH/NIADA
SBIR Ph II Clinical Trial Implementation Coop Agreement (U44)
Posted: 5/18/16
Due: 9/13/16 + various through 2019

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