Category Archives: Social Entrepreneurship

Jan 29

Winning in the SBIR Program without Winning an Award

Regardless of the quality of an innovation, there are many instances where the SBIR program is simply not a fit.  For example, there are times when an innovation is beyond the proof-of-concept phase, and there are times that the reviewers … Read More

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Nov 20

Grant Opportunities Delivered to Your Virtual Door

When developing an SBIR/STTR strategy, seeking solicitations posted by desired agencies, on either SBIR.gov or the agency websites, is usually required. Often times, this step is time consuming and offers few immediate results to match the innovator’s skillset or concept. … Read More

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Nov 20

Time to Award Can Vary Widely by Agency

The SBIR and STTR policy directive recommends that most agencies issue awards no more than 180 calendar days from solicitation close. The federal General Accounting Office (GAO) recently presented a report on the timeliness of agencies’ SBIR and STTR proposal … Read More

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Mar 28

NSF Pilots New SBIR/STTR Application Process

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a new, pilot program for their SBIR/STTR proposal submission process. On March 5th, the NSF implemented full “Submission Windows” for invited proposals (as opposed to specific deadlines). The first Submission Window is active now … Read More

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Mar 27

NC’s Kepley BioSystems NSF SBIR Focuses on Horseshoe Crabs

Every year, hundreds of thousands of wild Atlantic horseshoe crabs (HSCs) are captured and ultimately returned to the water by the biomedical industry. Their blood is required to conduct drug and device sterility testing to protect the safety of millions … Read More

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Jan 25

DoD SBIR/STTR – Funding Beyond Shields and Swords

When deciding to test the SBIR/STTR waters, many innovators find themselves focusing on one or two of the 11 agencies that participate in the SBIR program. This happens because, generally, an agency may have an obvious sweet spot for solicitation … Read More

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