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- The purpose of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant mechanism is to stimulate technological innovation through facilitating private-sector commercialization of research advances.
- Small business entities do not need to relinquish equity in exchange for SBIR/STTR funding.
- A key difference between SBIR and STTR grants is that the STTR requires university participation, which is optional for the SBIR.
- SBIR/STTR applications can be submitted in conjunction with more traditional R01/R21 grant applications and are ideal for exploring the commercialization potential of research results.
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Lee, David; Stein, Elliot; and Gooneratne, Nalaka
"SBIR/STTR Grants: Introduction and Overview,"
Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: https://repository.upenn.edu/ace/vol1/iss2/4