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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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  • Government Accounting Seminars in PA – May 13th, 14th, 15th – Register Now!Monday, April 14th, 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 SBIR/STTR Solicitation Schedule/AnnouncementsWednesday, February 26th, 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...
  • Attend the Upcoming NIH SBIR/STTR Webinar on Pre-Submission UpdatesWednesday, February 26th, 2014 — Attend the NIH SBIR/STTR Pre-Submission Update Webinar on March 6, 2014, from 1 – 2:30 pm ET to learn how the recent Reauthorization changes to NIH’s SBIR and STTR programs can affect your small business’ application in advance of the next receipt date that’s on April 7, 2014. NIH’s SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator Dr. Matthew Portnoy will 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...
  • Upcoming BBC Webinar TrainingTuesday, February 18th, 2014 —       The following training opportunities are presented by our colleagues at BBC, 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.    Webinars Coming Up Webinars are $25 and run approximately one hour beginning at Read More...
  • Hands-on NIH SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Proposal Course and Forum – Webinar FormatMonday, January 20th, 2014 — Starts February 3, 2014 – Please go to the Link for the full Training Agenda http://www.sbirtraining.com/nih-sbir-phase-1-proposal-training.php Value-based Fee Structure: Pay half now to reserve spot.  Pay half after course only if you found it to be valuable.   If you are a Pennsylvania Company or Entrepreneur registered to take Read More...
  • IPart Announces $80,000 FAST Grant Award and Continuation of its Successful SBIR/STTR Assistance ProgramsFriday, December 6th, 2013 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2012 For further information: Kelly S. Wylam, Ben Franklin Technology Partners info@innovationpartnership.net / 717-948-4318 HARRISBURG, PA - The Innovation Partnership (IPart) secured an $80,000 Federal State and Technology Partnership (FAST) grant from the US Small Business Administration. IPart is Pennsylvania’s premiere Read More...
  • Only One Week Left to Submit Your BIG IDEA to Ben Franklin’s Business Plan Contest in Central & South Central PennsylvaniaWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — Time is running out to Submit your BIG IDEA for a chance to win one of two $25,000 cash prizes in our business plan contest. Ben Franklin Technology Partners, CNP will award two winning companies with a total of $50,000 to help start a tech-based company in the eligible region.  In addition to Read More...
  • NASA’s Quarterly SBIR/STTR Newsletter is Now Available (Winter 2013)Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 — The Concept NASA SBIR/STTR Quarterly Newsletter The purpose of The Concept is to provide information of interest to our NASA SBIR/STTR awardees, small business concerns, and university and high-tech industrial communities. The newsletter includes NASA SBIR/STTR news, events, informative articles and contact information for general program inquiries, as well as pointers to Web sites for the latest technical information on NASA mission programs. To automatically receive the newsletters via email, send an email to newsletter-subscribe@sbirmail.reisys.com with the subject “Subscribe”. The following Features are included in this new issue: FEATURE CONTENT SBIR/STTR Solicitation Changes Website Redesign Highlighted Success Stories  
  • 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...
  • US Dept of Energy – FY14 Phase I Release 2 FOA WebinarMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — Details Date: Tue, Dec 3, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM EST Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes Host(s): U. S. Department of Energy Meeting Description: Join the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Director, Manny Oliver as he provides a brief overview of the: Federal SBIR/STTR Programs DOE Read More...
  • How to Win at Government Contracting – Wed. Nov 13, 2013Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 — IPart thought you might be interested in this upcoming Event: How to Win at Government Contracting When:  Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 - 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Where:  Manufacturers Resource Center At this session you will learn: Tips and techniques that businesses can use to win government contracts. How to understand the Read More...
  • BBC Hosting Webinars with NASA and DARPA SBIR Program ManagersMonday, October 28th, 2013 —   Is hosting the following Webinars:   Thursday, November 7, 12 – 1 PM An Overview of NASA’s SBIR Program with Program Director,  Richard Leshner  With the next NASA’s solicitation planned for released in November, this webinar presented by Richard Leshner, NASA SBIR Program Director, will provide an overview of the Read More...
  • 6-Session Webinar: SBIR-Through Commercialization – 10/14, 10/21, 10/28Monday, October 14th, 2013 — Date / Time:  Monday’s 6 to 8PM (ET):  10/14, 10/21, 10/28 Fee:  $55 Registration:  http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EC54D7888648 The Innovation Partnership—(IPart) PA’s premiere SBIR/STTR assistance program is partnering with SBIRTraining.com to provide you with these informative webinar sessions. If you are a Pennsylvania, small technology company, entrepreneur, or researcher, you may qualify to participate in these Read More...
  • 2014 SBIR/STTR Solicitation Schedule/AnnouncementsWednesday, February 26th, 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...
  • 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...
  • FY-2013A DoD STTR Solicitation Partnering ProjectFriday, January 25th, 2013 — Please go to the following link to find out more about DoD STTR Partnering Project and search for a potential partner: http://www.zyn.com/sbir/partnering/ About the DoD STTR FY-2013 STTR Solicitation: This solicitation was released on January 25, will start accepting proposals on February 25 with a due date Read More...
  • Dep. of Education – Opens SolicitationsWednesday, January 9th, 2013 — Applications for New Awards; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) – SBIR Phase I Program Agency: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Department of Education Overview Information: Awards will be in the form of discretionary grants with a maximum of $75,000 and a duration of  six months. Read More...
  • IPart AwardeesTuesday, September 3rd, 2013 — 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...
  • Pennsylvania Federal Awardee DataTuesday, September 3rd, 2013 — This page contains links to Pennsylvania’s Federal Awardees through the SBIR & STTR Programs from 2002 to 2012.  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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