In an effort to promote innovative research and entrepreneurialship, the College of Engineering is actively engaged with the business and industry community in its research activities. Various Federal funding opportunities are available for U.S. small businesses to lead in the research and development of new ideas. The following information is related to the SBIR/STTR programs available through any one of eleven different federal agencies including:
- Department of Agriculture (SBIR)
- Department of Commerce (SBIR) - NIST NOAA
- Department of Defense (SBIR and STTR)
- Department of Education (SBIR)
- Department of Energy (SBIR and STTR)
- Department of Health & Human Services (SBIR and STTR)
- Department of Homeland Security (SBIR)
- Department of Transportation (SBIR)
- Environmental Protection Agency (SBIR)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (SBIR and STTR)
- National Science Foundation (SBIR and STTR)
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another 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 links below provide additional resource information related to the eligibility requirements, submission processes, and unique parameters in which the SBIR/STTR programs must operate: