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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Acceleration and Commercialization Consultations
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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Acceleration and Commercialization Consultations

Technical support to help you commercialize your product and accelerate your growth.

What It Is 
The goal of the SBIR Acceleration and Commercialization program is to increase the participation of Connecticut-based firms in federal SBIR and STTR grant programs. These highly competitive federal programs improve your small business’s chance of advancing its technology and achieving commercialization, higher profits and job growth. 

How It Works
Connecticut Innovations offers free technical consultations to help you improve your chances of winning a federal SBIR/STTR grant. Our goal is to provide you with the experienced support you need to navigate through the complex phases of the federal program. Support includes conference fee reimbursements, proposal accounting support, application reviews and strategy sessions.

  • Attend the National SBIR/STTR Conference
    The annual National SBIR/STTR Conference is a great resource for companies seeking SBIR funding. You’ll benefit from one-on-one access to SBIR program managers, learn grant-winning strategies, and network with university and industry partners. Connecticut Innovations will provide fee reimbursements to select small Connecticut tech companies to attend.
  • Have Your Application Reviewed by a Seasoned Professional
    Working on an SBIR/STTR grant application and want some counsel or strategic advice? Even experienced grant writers can benefit from a second pair of eyes. Our proposal reviews are complimentary and can elevate your application to the next level.
  • Have an Expert Review Your SBIR Grant Budget
    We know how difficult it is for companies that are applying for the first time for an SBIR/STTR award. That’s why we offer budget development support to companies writing SBIR grants through an SBIR accounting firm (the cost for a company is $100). Additionally, you can have your accounting system reviewed for government compliance at a discounted cost.


If you have questions, contact
Johnna Scott