We Connect Research to Revenue
The SBIR Program
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 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.
Foundations have a very specific focus on the type of research they will fund, and your technology must fit their mission. We help identify opportunities and increase your chance for funding. Once established with a private foundation the potential to develop a strong continuing relationship that may result in most, if not all, of your project development is possible.
While over $1 trillion in research funding is available each year through federal grants and contracts, it is difficult for a small business to navigate the multitude of Requests for Proposals “RFPs” that may be appropriate for their technology. We work with many Federal Agencies, including the DOD, NIH, NSF, and EPA, to identify non-SBIR/STTR opportunities that are appropriate for our clients’ technologies.
The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D;) arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. The unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II. STTR's most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.
A multi-billion dollar program founded in 1958, the SBIC Program is one of many financial assistance programs available through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The structure of the program is unique in that SBICs are privately owned and managed investment funds, licensed and regulated by SBA, that use their own capital plus funds borrowed with an SBA guarantee to make equity and debt investments in qualifying small businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration does not invest directly into small business through the SBIC Program, but provides funding to qualified investment management firms with expertise in certain sectors or industries.
We have access to TS/SCI cleared personnel allowing us to facilitate all types of projects, meetings and interactions.