SBIR/STTR Grants: Introduction and Overview
For latest version: please go to https://academicentrepreneurship.pubpub.org/pub/1elox915/release/3 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.