NSF launches new SBIR Phase 0 program, in conjunction with two BIANYS members affiliated I-Corps nodes. NYC and Upstate I-Corps Nodes selected to participate
NSF has launched a new program,
SBIR Phase 0
, to help start ups determine the commercial readiness of their technology concept and identify the key obstacles they must overcome to launch their product into the marketplace. The New York City (NYCRIN) and Upstate New York (UNY) I-Corps Nodes will each be recruiting 8 teams to participate in this program.
Teams will receive national I-Corps training as well as guidance on some of the more common issues in startup formation, including incorporation, licensing and negotiation of intellectual property, fundraising and others. These training programs will help Phase Zero I-Corps teams better prepare a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposal.
Attached is a description of the new NSF SBIR Phase 0 program. Please share this with your startups that are planning to submit SBIR Phase I applications.
Phase 0 applications may be submitted directly online at the following links.