SBIR/STTR
Outreach
Program

Growing Iowa's own by increasing Iowa's SBIR/STTR successes

BioConnect Iowa helps Iowa entrepreneurs to prepare winning applications for the federal Small Business Administration’s Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs, which award funds to qualifying businesses to stimulate high-tech development in the U.S. and to meet the nation’s research and development needs.

The Program Has
Four Components:

1.

Pre-Registration
Requirements

There are several eligibility requirements for the SBIR/STTR Outreach Program described on the Application Form.

2.

Proposal
Idea Review

Businesses who qualify for the Outreach Program work with Grow Emerging Companies, an R&D funding consulting firm, to evaluate Phase I SBIR/STTR ideas.

3.

Third-Party Proposal
Assistance

BioConnect Iowa pays 100% of the cost of one-on-one professional proposal assistance for qualifying SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II applications. This can represent a potential cost saving of between $2,000 – $14,000 for your business.

4.

Matching Financial
Assistance

BioConnect Iowa provides financial assistance up to $25,000 to successful Phase I federal award recipients. A further $25,000 is awarded to eligible applicants on submission of a Phase II solicitation, for a total of $50,000 in potential financial assistance for qualifying businesses.

For details regarding the application timeframe, please view our Project Timeline Chart. For more information contact us.

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