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SBIR Commercialization

A disruptive or "game changing" technology can be the "grand slam" of new product development.  Although R&D is expensive, the U.S. Government's Office of Technology provides funding for new and innovative R&D efforts through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Funding is available from the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, DARPA, NASA, the EPA and the National Science Foundation, among others.

Whether you already participate or are interested in taking advantage of these programs for the first time, TekMark can assist you in the following ways:

  • Establishing contact with key agency program managers who manage programs related to your technology/market and may be interested in funding further development of your technology

  • Guiding you through the proposal solicitation, writing and submittal process
  • Obtaining voice of the customer data and letters of support to augment your commercialization plans and improve your chances for an award

  • Recommending additional ways to enhance your opportunity to receive funding

  • Researching various markets and applications, estimating commercialization potential, strategy development and other activities necessary to earn a high commercialization score/index and further enhance the successful launch of your new technology