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Small Business Innovation Research Office (SBIR)

  • Facilitates commercialization by collaborating with industry, government, and academia
  • Helps high-tech small businesses and entrepreneurs compete for and win federal SBIR awards
  • Improve your small business’s chance of advancing its technology and achieving commercialization, higher profits and job growth


The goal of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Acceleration and Commercialization program is to increase the participation of Connecticut-based firms in federal SBIR and STTR grant programs. These highly competitive federal programs improve your small business’s chance of advancing its technology and achieving commercialization, higher profits, and job growth.

The program aims to stimulate technological innovation, meet federal research and development needs, promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and increase the private sector commercialization of innovations derived from federal research and development funding. The STTR program also fosters technology transfer through cooperative research and development between small businesses and research institutions.

Who’s it for?

Small businesses seeking funding for technology innovations


The mission of the SBIR/STTR programs is to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.

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