Technology Commercialization Program
January, 2017
Welcome to SBIR/STTR News
Webinar: Opportunity with NIH SBIR/STTR Program 

We hope the webinar was helpful to you to understand the basics of NIH SBIR/STTR Program. 
To view the presentation slides click here. To view the webinar video click here.
SBIR/STTR Solicitations 

Open Solicitation
Phase I - Release 2
- Topics Issued October 31, 2016
- Solicitation opens November 28, 2016
- Letters of Intent due December 19, 2016
- Applications due February 07, 2017
Phase II - Release 2
- Solicitation opens February 13, 2017
- Letters of Intent due March 15, 2017
- Applications due April 04, 2017
- learn more...    
Phase II
- Solicitation opened in December 27, 2016
- Applications due in March 02, 2017
- Pre-Release began on November 30, 2016
- Solicitation opens on January 10, 2017
- Application due on February 08, 2017
- learn more...
Phase I
- Solicitation opens January 10, 2017  
- Application due March 30, 2017
Phase II
- Solicitation opens February 16, 2017
- Application due April 17, 2017
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- Applications for Phase I & II due April 05, 2017
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- Application for Phase I due in June, 2017
USDA Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high quality research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefits. The program stimulates technological innovations in the private sector and strengthens the role of federal research and development in support of small businesses. The SBIR program also fosters and encourages participation by women-owned and socially or economically disadvantaged small businesses.

The due date for Phase II SBIR proposal is March 02, 2017.
To learn more: Click here
Department of Defense - SBIR 17.1 & STTR 17.A Pre-Release

The DoD SBIR 17.1 and the STTR 17.A Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) have been pre-released on the DoD SBIR/STTR Small Business Portal. To view the topics : Click Here 

During the pre-release period you may contact the topic authors directly to ask technical questions about specific solicitation topics (contact information is listed with the topic).

The DoD will begin accepting proposals on January 10, 2017, and will close to proposals on February 8, 2017, at 6:00 a.m. ET. Plan ahead and submit your proposal early to avoid heavy traffic on the site during the final week.
Department of Energy - SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Participating Programs Office list
The Department of Energy (DOE) has issues its FY 2017 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for SBIR/STTR Programs. The following DOE program offices are participating in this FOA:
  • Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Fossil Energy
  • Fusion Energy Sciences
  • High Energy Phsyics
  • Nuclear Energy

To learn more: Click Here 

Do you have questions?

Call or Email: Wei Jing
(402) 554-6270
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Webinar: USPTO's Education series for SBIR/STTR Grantees

The USPTO will present seven free  webinars surrounding Intellectual Property (IP) for individuals and small business that have been awarded grants through the NIH SBIR/STTR Program.

Topics include:
  • Discussion of Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Copyrights
  • The most common IP issues facing small businesses participating in SBIR/STTR Program

This 90 minute webinar is limited to 200 people per webinar and be sure to register early!!


When: March 6-15

To Register: Click Here! 

NEDED SBIR/STTR Matching Funds

The  Nebraska Department of Economic Development offers an SBIR/STTR matching grant program. They provide a 65%, up to $100,000, match to Nebraska recipients of Phase I and Phase II awards. They also offer a $5,000 Phase 0 Planning grant to Nebraska businesses applying for open SBIR or STTR solicitations. This grant can help pay for a grant writer, technical review, or salaries directly related to writing the proposal.

For more information
or visit the Dawnbreaker Website  
Nebraska Innovation Campus
Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) is a research campus designed to facilitate new and in-depth partnerships between the University of Nebraska and private sector businesses. NIC is adjacent to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and strategically provides access to research faculty, facilities and students. By connecting the talents of experts, companies and the university, NIC is creating a unique culture of innovation. For more information, visit
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