SBIR STTR America's Seed Fund


TEDCO has opened registration to select up to 30 companies to participate in the SBIR Proposal Lab for the Spring/Summer DOD and NSF SBIR/STTR solicitations. The application process will close April 20th. Sessions will run from April 30th through June 17th, 2019. Register now so that you are one of the companies to be considered for this unique and highly subsidized opportunity.

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.

The STTR Program
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. STTR's most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.

Register to Be a Part of the SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab!
  • Do you have an innovative business idea?
  • Would grant funding help launch or grow your Maryland small business?
  • Want a program with an emphasis on women-owned, socially disadvantaged, and rural businesses (although not exclusively)?
  • Want to increase your chances of winning Small Business Innovation Research SBIR/STTR funding?
  • How about budget-friendly proposal training that leads to a submitted proposal?
What is the SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab?

The SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab combines information from SBIR/STTR tutorials, best-in-industry proposal training, mentoring, proposal reviews, and hands-on guidance throughout the process of developing and submitting NSF and DOD proposals.

SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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