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SBIR/STTR Grants Seminar

Workshop Overview

This workshop sponsored by the Office of Proposal Development offers a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant programs.  The workshop will have a discussion of requirements, timelines and other important information. Additionally, prior Small Business Grants awardees and experts will be participating throughout the workshop as a panel, and will be available for discussions.

Workshop Details

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (2:30-4:30 PM)
Where: Center for Advanced Power Systems, Seminar Room 120 at Research Foundation Building A at 2000 Levy Ave.

Presenters & Format Includes:

1 hour – SBIR/STTR Funding Presentation by Michael Tentnowski, Director of Entrepreneurship – LCRDA

1 hour – Panel Discussion and Questions/Answers Session with prior SBIR/STTR Awardees, reviewers, or experts



SBIR/STTR Grants Seminar



Please contact Rachel Goff-Albritton ( with any questions.

More about SBIR and STTR Programs from the NIH website below:

What are SBIR and STTR Programs?

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America’s Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. These programs allow US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization.

In Fiscal Year 2018, NIH’s SBIR and STTR programs will invest over 1 billion dollars into health and life science companies that are creating innovative technologies that align with NIH’s mission to improve health and save lives. A key objective is to translate promising technologies to the private sector and enable life-saving innovations to reach consumer markets.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about NIH's SBIR & STTR programs, or get started on an application!


The NIH SBIR program funds early stage small businesses that are seeking to commercialize innovative biomedical technologies. This competitive program helps small businesses participate in federal research and development, develop life-saving technologies, and create jobs.


The NIH STTR program is similar to the NIH SBIR program, but requires that the small business formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II. Learn more about the NIH SBIR and STTR programs, including their critical differences.