About Missouri's Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) technical assistance program
MO SBTDC is a partnership among the U.S. Small Business Administration, University of Missouri Extension, Missouri state universities, Missouri Department of Economic Development and its partners to bring government research and development awards to your small business.
Our technology development specialists can help you seek out, apply for and win Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards that will provide you money to develop and potentially commercialize your innovations.
The SBIR program was established under the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 (P.L. 97-219) with the purpose of strengthening the role of innovative small business concerns in federally-funded R&D. Through FY2009, more than 112,500 awards have been made totaling more than $26.9 billion.
In December 2000, Congress passed the Small Business Research and Development Enhancement Act (P.L. 102-564), reauthorizing the SBIR program until September 30, 2000. The program was reauthorized until September 30, 2008 by the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-554). Subsequently, Congress passed numerous extensions, the most recent of which extends the SBIR program through 2017.
The SBIR program is designed to:
The program offers small technology-based companies the opportunity to obtain seed capital for research and development early in the innovation process.
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Our goal is to help Missouri companies become aware of the SBIR/STTR program, assist in preparing successful proposals, implement Phase II technical/business proposal assistance program, and assist in Phase II management and commercialization. Seasoned business specialists provide these services with specific expertise in SBIR programs, business assistance and development, corporate management and federal procurement procedures.
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