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The NSF Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program seeks to transform scientific discovery into societal and economic benefit by catalyzing private sector commercialization of technological innovations. The program increases the incentive and opportunity for startups and small businesses to undertake cutting-edge, high-quality scientific research and development.
We provide grants in phases: a proof-of-concept / feasibility grant (6-12 months, $225k) can potentially be followed by a longer development grant (2 years, $750k).
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Catalyzing Commercialization at Startups & Small Businesses
Interested? The next deadlines are in June of 2017.
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Learn about NSF's Seed Funding for Startup: NSF
Videos of Small Businesses Funded by NSF: Access Sensor Technologies, bioMASON, FlexDex Surgical and Miromatrix Medical
Electrically Active Microbes Clean Wastewater and Produce Energy: Cambrian Innovation