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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) &

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs

The federal SBIR program was created to stimulate technological innovation, utilize small businesses to meet federal research and development (R&D) needs, and increase private sector commercialization derived from federal R&D. This is a highly competitive program that encourages small businesses with the potential for commercialization to engage in federal R&D.

The federal STTR program is modeled on the SBIR program with similar objectives. It also serves to encourage tech transfer through research between small business concerns and non-profit research institutions. STTR's most important and fundamental role is to bridge the gap between the performance of science and commercialization of resulting innovations. 

(University Spin-off)

(Academic Collaboration)

(IP, Aeronautical Agencies, US Spec Ops Comm)

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