The NSF SBIR/STTR programs provide non-dilutive grant funding for the development of deep technologies based on discoveries in fundamental science and engineering for societal and economic impacts. NSF funds ideas in nearly all technical areas.

This webinar was recorded on November 29nd, at 5:00 PM; staff from the SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab hosted a free live webinar for Maryland small business owners with an innovative technology idea.

With SBIR proposal lab guidance, you can get a $275,000 grant in Phase I to prove your innovative idea. The anticipated number of awards is up to 300. Then you become eligible to apply for Phase II funding of $1,000,000, with an eventual limit of $1,500,000.

This webinar covered the following:

  • SBIR/STTR program overview
  • Overview of NSF technical areas
  • Overview and schedule for the 2023 SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Q&A session

The Lab is funded in part through the FAST Grant with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and has an associated small participant fee. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the SBA.

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About the SBIR/STTR Seed Fund

  • More than $200M in NSF annual funding
  • Over 400 new grant awards annually
  • Stimulate technological innovation, use small business to meet Federal R&D needs
  • Encourage participation by the socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses and women owned businesses in technological innovation
  • Increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal R&D, thereby increasing competition, productivity, and economic growth
  • Foster technology transfer through cooperative R&D between small businesses and research institutions (STTR)
  • The awards are comparable in size to angel investments in the private sector and indicate the acceptance of greater risk in support of agency missions
  • Except – NSF doesn’t take a portion of your company and you don’t have to repay the money

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