Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

Georgia Tech partners with small businesses that receive funding under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) federal programs. The SBIR/STTR programs strengthen the role of innovative small businesses in federally funded research and development. SBIR/STTR grants are limited to U.S., for-profit businesses with fewer than 500 employees.  Small businesses receiving STTR funding are required to subcontract a minimum of 30% of funding to a non-profit research institution (e.g., a university). Companies receiving SBIR funding may also collaborate with universities and other non-profit research institutions. Detailed program rules can be found at each funding agency’s website and in program solicitations. Phase I SBIR/STTR awards are typically $100,000. Phase II awards can be up to $750,000. Phase III funding comes from the private sector.

For information about grant opportunities as well as assistance with writing grant proposals, please visit the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). ATDC helps Georgia’s small high-tech companies and future entrepreneurs understand and make the most of the federal SBIR and STTR research funding.

Once the SBIR/STTR proposal is complete, please submit to the Office of Industry Engagement for processing.

If you have questions about the SBIR/STTR proposal process, please contact us.