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The Innovation Partnership is a consortium of economic development and business assistance organizations located throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our goal is to help early-stage technology companies in Pennsylvania secure federal funding opportunities. Find Help Now!

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  • National SBIR/STTR Conference – Austin, TX – Nov 11-13Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 — ABOUT THE SBIR CONFERENCE SBIR/STTR programs are the nation’s largest source of early stage / high risk R&D funding for small business. At this conference you’ll learn how to participate and compete for funding in these two programs that encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) Read More...
  • Upcoming BBC Webinar TrainingThursday, September 18th, 2014 —       The following training opportunities are presented by our colleagues at BBCetc, a nationally recognized, results-driven entrepreneurial consulting group specializing in helping emerging companies to win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. BBCetc has developed two new webinar series to guide SBIR/STTR applicants along the path to submission Read More...
  • Nearby SBIR/STTR Training OpportunitiesWednesday, September 17th, 2014 — Our colleagues at the Center for Innovation Technology (CIT) in nearby Virginia, are offering a number of excellent SBIR/STTR training opportunities we thought you might be interested in. CIT’s Fall NSF SBIR/STTR workshop is Oct. 7 in Arlington, VA and features a short presentation and networking with an NSF SBIR/STTR Program Manager. Ideal for Read More...
  • 2014-15 SBIR/STTR Solicitation Schedule/AnnouncementsThursday, September 4th, 2014 — Please note that the IPart will accept electronic Pre-Proposal Applications NO LATER THAN (4) WEEKS PRIOR (the timing for IPart PPAP submission has changed since funding programs have been re-instituted .) to the Federal Submission Deadline. Different rules may apply for DoD submissions; please consult with your IPart Sponsor to determine eligibility for Read More...
  • PA Federally Awarded & IPart Assisted CompaniesWednesday, September 3rd, 2014 — Please click on the link to access the most recent listing of Pennsylvania companies that were assisted through the Innovation Partnership (IPart) Programs.  Companies either received a free, Pre-Proposal Technical Review; MicroGrant/MicroVoucher for Phase 1 applicants or a Federal Marketing Assistance (FMA) award for Phase 2 applicants. PA Federally Awarded & IPart Assisted Companies   *List is current as of 9-3-14    
  • Updated Pennsylvania Federal SBIR/STTR Awardee DataTuesday, September 2nd, 2014 — Award data for all Pennsylvania SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II Awardees has been updated by the addition of spreadsheets HERE - http://innovationpartnership.net/news/pennsylvania-federal-awardee-data **2013 Data is YTD as of 9-2-14 and will be updated with the most recent #’s when available.      
  • Pennsylvania Federal Awardee DataTuesday, September 2nd, 2014 — This page contains links to Pennsylvania’s Federal Awardees through the SBIR & STTR Programs from 2002 to 2013.  Each link takes you to a downloadable Excel Spreadsheet containing both Summary and Awardee records grouped by year. Each workbook, with the exception of the “TOTALS” workbook contains 5 tabs: Summary Tab; SBIR Read More...
  • The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2015 Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity AnnouncementThursday, August 14th, 2014 — The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2015 Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001164) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.  Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought Read More...
  • DOE – SBIR/STTR Webinar – Fri. 8/15 @ 1:00pm ESTThursday, August 14th, 2014 — The Department of Energy (DOE) will be hosting an FOA webinar Friday, August 15, at 1:00 pm ET. You can register HERE. DOE will be providing an overview of the Federal SBIR/STTR Programs and discuss the DOE SBIR/STTR technology areas and the application and award process as it relates to the FY15 Read More...
  • 2014 NCI SBIR Investor Forum – Thursday, November 13Monday, August 11th, 2014 —   Mark your calendars! If you’re looking to stay in tune with the latest cancer technology innovations, we encourage you to attend the fourth National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Investor Forum This day-long event will take place on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Read More...
  • Let Us Show You the Money! August 12, 2014 – BFTP CNP, ErieTuesday, August 5th, 2014 — Want to learn more about funding your technology-based product or process? How about accessing Federal Research Grant Money? Join Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Central and Northern for a “Get-to-Know-Us, Get-Together” in Knowledge Park. While enjoying refreshments: Get an update on the availability of local seed money through Ben Franklin’s Investment Programs. Hear Read More...
  • SBIR-ARS CollaborationMonday, July 21st, 2014 — A new collaboration between the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) encourages SBIR applicants to license ARS technologies and be considered for a SBIR grant.   The relevant language in the SBIR’s “Request for Application” Read More...
  • Updated Preferred Provider Listing – 6/25/14Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 — The Innovation Partnership Preferred Provider (PP) Listing is offered as a courtesy to IPart, SBIR/STTR and federal funding assistance clients who are seeking the help of experienced grant-writing professionals. The listing gives a brief description of the products and services which might be offered by the provider to clients as Read More...
  • Government Accounting Seminars in PA – May 13th, 14th, 15th – Register Now!Sunday, May 4th, 2014 — Innovation Partnership, in conjunction with its Partner Organizations throughout the Commonwealth is offering 3 Seminars on Government Accounting.  These seminars are presented by the professionals at: Why Should You Attend? If you have or are interested in obtaining Federal Funding for your small business, understanding and preparing your accounting for Read More...
  • NIH Increases Salary Cap – Important Information & Webinar OpportunityMonday, March 10th, 2014 — The following Informative post is presented by our friends at: BY TIM TSCHIRHART - MAR 5, 2014 5:39:36 PM NIH Increase Salary Cap The National Institute for Health (NIH) recently announced an increase in the salary cap for Principle Investigators from $179,700 to $181,500. The increase, effective January 12, 2014, applies Read More...
  • 2014 NCI SBIR Investor Forum – Thursday, November 13November 13, 2014   Mark your calendars! If you’re looking to stay in tune with the latest cancer technology innovations, we encourage you to attend the fourth National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Investor Forum This day-long event will take place on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Read More...
  • 2014-15 SBIR/STTR Solicitation Schedule/AnnouncementsThursday, September 4th, 2014 — Please note that the IPart will accept electronic Pre-Proposal Applications NO LATER THAN (4) WEEKS PRIOR (the timing for IPart PPAP submission has changed since funding programs have been re-instituted .) to the Federal Submission Deadline. Different rules may apply for DoD submissions; please consult with your IPart Sponsor to determine eligibility for Read More...
  • Updated Pennsylvania Federal SBIR/STTR Awardee DataTuesday, September 2nd, 2014 — Award data for all Pennsylvania SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II Awardees has been updated by the addition of spreadsheets HERE - http://innovationpartnership.net/news/pennsylvania-federal-awardee-data **2013 Data is YTD as of 9-2-14 and will be updated with the most recent #’s when available.      
  • The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2015 Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity AnnouncementThursday, August 14th, 2014 — The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2015 Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001164) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.  Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought Read More...
  • NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) – SBIR – Opportunity OpenWednesday, February 19th, 2014 — Link to NIST SBIR 2014 Opportunity: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251550 Funding Opportunity Number: 2014-NIST-SBIR-01 Posted Date:    Feb 19, 2014 Closing Date for Applications: Electronic applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, May Read More...
  • DOE – FY 2014 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001046) SBIR/STTR ProgramsMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply. DOE program offices participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office Read More...
  • DOE SBIR/STTR FY 2014 Phase I (Release 1) Topics AvailableMonday, August 5th, 2013 — The Department of Energy (DOE) has posted the topics for Release 1 of the DOE FY2014 SBIR/STTR Phase I Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on their SBIR/STTR website (science.energy.gov/sbir/).  Release information located HERE: http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/ There are 40 topics available from among the following 7 participating DOE Research Programs (also referred to as Program Read More...
  • DoT Phase I SBIR Solicitation ReleaseMonday, August 5th, 2013 — The Department of Transportation (DoT) has released their SBIR Solicitation. Deadline for Submission is September 23, 2013 – 11:59 P.M. EDT.  DoT is seeking innovative research proposals in the six research topics listed below. Applications must specify a single topic: Development of Innovative Welding for High Performance Bridge Read More...
  • DoD SBIR 13.3 & STTR 13.B Solicitations Issued – 7/26/13Monday, July 29th, 2013 — The SBIR 13.3 and STTR 13.B solicitations were issued for public release on July 26, 2013 The DoD SBIR 2013.3 and STTR 2013.B solicitations were pre-released at http://www.dodsbir.net/solicitation and http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/solicitations/index.htm on July 26, 2013. For SBIR 13.3 the Army, Navy, DARPA, DTRA, and OSD and for STTR 13.B the DARPA, Read More...
  • DOD SBIR/STTR Phase I Submission Tips Webinar – June 4, 2013 1:00 PM-2:30 PM, ETMonday, June 3rd, 2013 — This webinar is offered by our colleagues at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), Herndon VA Planning to submit to the June 26 Dept. of Defense SBIR Solicitation?  If so, the June 4 DOD SBIR/STTR Phase I Concepts Webinar will provide important insights into the DOD SBIR/STTR grant programs, process Read More...
  • DoD – SBIR 13.2 Solicitation Open for Proposal SubmissionMonday, June 3rd, 2013 — The DoD SBIR 13.2 solicitation is open for proposal submission from May 24, 2013 through 6 a.m. ET June 26, 2013. For SBIR 13.2 the Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, DHP, DMEA, and MDA invite small businesses to submit proposals under this solicitation. The solicitation contains detailed information on the Read More...
  • DoD – SBIR 13.2 Solicitation Issued for Public Release – April 24, 2013Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 — The DoD SBIR 2013.2 solicitation was pre-released at http://www.dodsbir.net/solicitation and http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/solicitations/index.htm on April 24, 2013. For SBIR 13.2 the Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, DHP, DMEA, and MDA invite small businesses to submit proposals under this solicitation. During the pre-release period, which ends on May 23, you may contact the Read More...
  • Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) – SBIR Program Solicitation – FY 13.2Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 — Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-13-R-00032 KEY DATES: Pre-solicitation Issued: April 2, 2013 Solicitation Released:    April 18, 2013 Phase I proposals submitted and accepted: April 18, 2013 – May 22, 2013 Direct contact with technical points of contact permitted (This Deadline has passed): April 2, 2013 through April 17, 2013 Last day Read More...
  • $10M for NCI SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Award Funding AvailableMonday, February 11th, 2013 — The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program has announced $10M in funding for up to 10 new awards in FY2013. The Phase IIB Bridge Award is designed to support the next stage of development for promising NIH-funded SBIR Phase II projects in the areas of cancer Read More...
  • NIH (HHS) – PHS 2013-2 Omnibus Solicitation for SBIR/STTR Grants Now AvailableTuesday, January 29th, 2013 — January 25, 2013 The PHS 2013-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications and SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications are now available. The solicitation consists of: (1)  parent funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for SBIR, (2)  a parent FOA Read More...
  • DoD – FY-2013A STTR Pre-ReleaseTuesday, January 29th, 2013 — On January 25 the DoD released the new FY-2013A STTR with topics from Air Force, Army, Navy, and DARPA. DoD typically has two STTR solicitations yearly. The first - “A”, is usually the largest. The solicitation will be open to proposal submission from February 25, 2013 through March 27, 2013. Read More...
  • IPart AwardeesTuesday, September 2nd, 2014 — Each document link includes a listing of companies who were awarded Innovation Partnership MicroGrant (MG), MicroVoucher (MV) or Federal Marketing Assistance (FMA) grants to assist them with the refinement of their federal SBIR/STTR proposal. Notes: 1.  The MicroVoucher Program was initiated in 2007 and no awards under this program were made Read More...
  • We Have A New Winner! – ChromaTan Wins NIH Phase I SBIRWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — We are very excited to announce that ChromaTan and their team of scientists have recently been awarded an NIH SBIR Phase 1 for $183,000. Their proposal focuses on: design, construction, and testing a Continuous Countercurrent Tangential Chromatography (CCTC) system capable of providing highly efficient and low cost purification of therapeutic proteins and Read More...
  • IPart Client, Recipient of 2011 Tibbetts AwardSunday, February 20th, 2011 — IPart Client Awardee re, Inc. is a leading developer of Intelligent Modular Manipulation Systems. re’s mission is to advance the state of the art of mobile manipulation and develop dual-use technologies that benefit both defense & public safety robot users. re’s manipulation systems and components are scalable and modular. re’s development efforts are focused on creating plug-n-play Read More...
  • IPart Federal Marketing Assistance (FMA) AwardeesWednesday, December 1st, 2010 — The Fedeal Marketing Assistance (FMA) Program is a Phase II, advanced federal funding assistance program started in 2005 as a pilot. FMA Awards can be up to $10,000 (Most recently; 2009-2010,Awards have averaged around $5,000 due to budgetary constraints) to defray the costs of proposal preparation. Applicants MUST work with their Sponsor Organization closely to be considered for this program. IPart FMA Awardees 2005-2010
  • IPart Federal AwardeesThursday, May 6th, 2010 — Companies listed have received SBIR/STTR Federal Awards and have received assistance from the IPart and its programs.  Errors or omissions should be reported to Kelly S. Wylam. IPart Federal Awardees 2003-2008
  • Client Spotlight: Y-CarbonTuesday, September 22nd, 2009 — Y-Carbon, Inc. - King of Prussia, PA Has successfully been awarded 3 MicroVouchers from the IPart to assist with the proposal preparation and has recently been awarded funding from NSF and DoD to Develop High Energy Supercapacitors.  You can read more about these recent awards here. You can also read Read More...
  • PA Federally Awarded & IPart Assisted CompaniesWednesday, September 3rd, 2014 — Please click on the link to access the most recent listing of Pennsylvania companies that were assisted through the Innovation Partnership (IPart) Programs.  Companies either received a free, Pre-Proposal Technical Review; MicroGrant/MicroVoucher for Phase 1 applicants or a Federal Marketing Assistance (FMA) award for Phase 2 applicants. PA Federally Awarded & IPart Assisted Companies   *List is current as of 9-3-14    
  • Pennsylvania Federal Awardee DataTuesday, September 2nd, 2014 — This page contains links to Pennsylvania’s Federal Awardees through the SBIR & STTR Programs from 2002 to 2013.  Each link takes you to a downloadable Excel Spreadsheet containing both Summary and Awardee records grouped by year. Each workbook, with the exception of the “TOTALS” workbook contains 5 tabs: Summary Tab; SBIR Read More...
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