SBIR and a related program, Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR), grant money to small and startup businesses to develop products, technology or services that solve pressing problems in agriculture, defense, education, energy, transportation, the environment, space exploration, health and other areas.
SBIR and STTR are designed for high-risk, untested innovations, not for conventional enterprises, such as retail or service, or for technology companies with proven ideas.
Arrowhead Center’s NM FAST (New Mexico Federal And State Technology) offers eligible small businesses assistance with funding efforts through the federal SBIR and STTR programs. Assistance includes workshops, webinars and a resource directory.
Read more about the SBIR and STTR programs:
- Federal Funding Still Good for Small Technology Firms
- Workshops Help Innovators Access Federal Funds
Visit the US Government SBIR/STTR website.
Other SBIR Agency websites:
Dept. of Agriculture: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/funding.cfm
Dept. of Commerce:
Dept. of Defense: http://www.dodsbir.net/solicitation/
Dept. of Education: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/sbir/index.html
Dept. of Energy: http://science.energy.gov/
Dept. of Health and Human Services: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm
Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
Dept. of Transportation: http://www.volpe.dot.gov/sbir/
Environmental Protection Agency: http://epa.gov/ncer/sbir/
National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir