SBIR / STTR Services

The highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a Federal funding opportunity with over $2 billion available to support research and development projects. The complementary Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program uses a similar approach to fund public/private sector partnerships between small businesses and universities or research institutions.

SBTDC Technology Commercialization’s SBIR Services

  • Personalized one-on-one counseling to determine how to effectively incorporate the SBIR/STTR mechanism into your funding strategy
  • Identify appropriate agencies and topics for your technology
  • Stay on top of approaching deadlines
  • Comprehensive proposal reviews offered to clients at no-charge
  • Periodic SBIR/STTR workshops held in-person across the state
  • Webinars and online SBIR/STTR training
  • Online resources
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Email updates

If you would like assistance or have questions about our SBIR/STTR services, contact our SBIR/STTR Program Specialist or your region’s Technology Commercialization counselor.

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Online Training Modules (24/7 Access)

  • SBIR Basics: This video seminar describes the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs, including definitions, eligibility, solicitations, proposal process, benefits, and assistance available from the SBTDC.  It also discusses the NC Incentive and Matching Fund Programs.  (34 minutes)