How the SBIR & STTR Programs Can Benefit Small Innovative Companies (2023 Update)


Format: E-course
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Stephanie Amend, govIRG
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs

*This course was recorded on October 19, 2023.

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The Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer Innovation Research (STTR) programs can be beneficial in providing early stage R&D funding to small innovative companies across industries and technology areas. With the aim of drawing innovative solutions from small companies by funding feasibility analysis through prototype demonstration, the federal government aims to commercialize technology that will not only benefit government agencies, but the public as a whole. This course will provide an overview of the programs, the phases, pitfalls, and best practices for proposals, post-award considerations, and commercialization review.

After completing this training, you will

  • Understand the SBIR/STTR program, including eligibility and structure;
  • Know critical elements of successful proposals;
  • Know post-award considerations contractors should make prior to submitting a proposal.

Target Audience: Small businesses pursuing federal market opportunities


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