The Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, and Small Business Technology Transfer, or STTR, programs provide qualified small businesses, including faculty startups, with opportunities to propose innovative R&D projects that meet specific federal needs.
To apply for these programs, a small business must respond to a federal solicitation with a proposal. The Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer can ease the proposal process and increase the chances of winning an award.
We can help companies identify solicitations that match their R&D capabilities. We'll also assist in writing proposals and reviewing them for technical, financial and business content.
OIPTT can also locate research collaborators at Iowa State University
, Ames Laboratory
or other Iowa research institutions to give the proposal a competitive edge.