If you were a SBIR Phase I or II Award Winner and are looking for grants or loans.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Acceleration and Commercialization Program is our new, state-funded initiative to accelerate Connecticut’s entrepreneurial technology economy.
Note: If eligible, you may apply to BOTH.
State Matching Grants- For SBIR Phase I Award Winners
These grants are designed to help bridge the funding gap between Phase I and subsequent awards and enhance companies' chances of winning a Phase II. Subcontracting with a Connecticut research university may increase the state funding by $10,000 above the base award, in order to fund the direct costs of the university effort.
Who Can Apply:
Connecticut-based companies that have won a federal SBIR Phase I award credited to Connecticut in calendar years 2011, 2012 or 2013 are eligible to apply.
Commercialization Loans- For Winners of SBIR Phase II or Other Significant Federal R&D Funding
These loans are meant to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and innovations developed by companies that have recently won Phase II SBIR/STTR OR other significant federal R&D funding and to remove roadblocks to revenue generation.
Who Can Apply:
If you are a Connecticut-based company that in calendar years 2011, 2012 or 2013 has won an SBIR Phase II award, or significant funding from a non-SBIR federal award (credited to Connecticut), your company is eligible to apply.