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SBIR/STTR

SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER (STTR)

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is a federally funded research 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 in Phase I and Phase II. STTR's most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.

SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR)

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is highly competitive federally funded research 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.

To find out more about these programs:

http://www.sbir.gov/ 

WHAT FEDERAL AGENCIES PARTICIPATE IN STTR AND SBIR PROGRAMS?

Eleven federal agencies participate in the SBIR program and five federal agencies participate in the STTR program. A list of the agencies and links to their website can be located at: http://www.sbir.gov/agencies

WHAT IS THE INDIRECT COST RATE FOR STTR AND SBIR APPLICATIONS?

For Phase 1 proposals, the rate is 15% of total direct costs.  For Phase 2 and 3, the full federally-approved F&A rate is applied.

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