SBIR / STTR Assistance
The Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs represent significant funding opportunities for ventures involved research and development (R&D) of interest to the federal government. Both programs are highly competitive and can bridge the financial gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.
WIN's SBIR / STTR assistance program links quality SBIR / STTR applicants with outside experts to submit timely, high-quality proposals to relevant federal agencies. Current incubator clients, graduates, and ventures meeting the WIN virtual incubation criteria are eligible for WIN the cover the full cost of engaging an experienced consultant for a well-qualified proposal. Phase I and Phase II applications are both eligible.
Appropriate use of funds may include:
- Professional services for grant writing, editing, or mentoring
- Consulting fees supporting the technology development and/or commercialization strategies
- Fees for market studies or technical database research
- Budget development/compliance
- Potential consultants may be identified by the venture, host incubator, or WIN.
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The University at Buffalo serves as the managing entity for WIN, a NYSTAR Innovation Hot Spot.