SBIR/STTR Program

The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center

The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center offers to help Kentucky innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology-oriented small businesses (i.e. 500 or fewer people) who have an innovative concept and need to (a) advance it, (b) translate it into a product or a technology for commercialization, and (c) profit from it.

The assistance is directed to prepare you and your Kentucky-based company to become aware, knowledgeable, and ready to compete in the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) federal grant programs.  Eleven federal agencies participate in the SBIR Program and five participate in the STTR Program offering Phase I grants up to $150,000 and Phase II grants up to $1,000,000 through a highly competitive process. These grants allow businesses to conduct feasibility studies in Phase I and development of a prototype in Phase II for eventual commercialization in Phase III using non-federal dollars.

The Kentucky SBIR/STTR offers help at each of the three phases of the program.

  • Phase Zero
  • Phase Double Zero
  • Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Grant Program

Click here for more information: KSEF Website

SBIR Connect at the iHub

KSEF hosts Louisville's SBIR Connect at the iHub on the second Thursday of each month from 4-6 p.m.

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