Also known as America's Seed Fund, SBIR/STTR programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. These federal programs provide critical funding for academic/business partnerships working toward product development.
UConn Tech Park offers guidance on gaining this type of government funding that can support businesses in developing innovative products and services, in feasibility analyses, in proof of concept studies, and ultimately in commercialization.
In collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), Tech Park has supported two workshops designed to educate small businesses and faculty on SBIR/STTR programs. The objective of these workshops was to establish teams composed of UConn faculty and business partners and guide them in applying for and winning DoD/Navy SBIR/STTR grants/contracts.
The workshops have been very well received and future SBIR/ STTR workshops are planned that will focus on the NSF and DoE. For questions or additional information regarding SBIR/STTR partnerships with UConn, contact Deb Santy.