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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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  • 2015-16: SBIR/STTR Solicitation Schedule/AnnouncementsFriday, July 24th, 2015 — Please note that the IPart will accept electronic Pre-Proposal Applications NO LATER THAN (4) WEEKS PRIOR to the Federal Submission Deadline. Different rules may apply for DoD submissions; please consult with your IPart Sponsor to determine eligibility for submission. Clients are strongly encouraged to begin working with their IPart Sponsor as early as Read More...
  • DOE SBIR/STTR Topics Released – 7/20/15Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 — Please note the following information regarding the recent Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR topic release.  As a reminder -DOE requires the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) – which for the October 19th Federal Proposal Submission Deadline is September 8, 2015 (LOI Submission Deadline). Also of interest in the below Read More...
  • Department of Energy (DOE) – SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance ProgramTuesday, June 30th, 2015 — In anticipation of DOE’s upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which will be issued on Monday, August 17th, 2015, the DOE’s contracted provider for these services, Dawnbreaker, has been building an interactive, online portal to help small businesses and individuals navigate the complexities of the DOE SBIR/STTR proposal process. These “Online Tutorials” will Read More...
  • SBA Unveils New LogoMonday, June 22nd, 2015 — At the SBIR & STTR National Conference last week, the SBA unveiled its new SBIR – STTR Logo.   To read more about the new logo and updated & refreshed information on the SBA’s website, please go to the following link: https://www.sba.gov/blogs/sbir-sttrs-new-logo.   Also. please note that the website listed in the txt to the logo announcement for the SBA’s website for the SBA’s main site is incorrect and should be www.sba.gov                  
  • 2015 HHS (NIH) SBIR/STTR Omnibus Grants Solicitation ReleasedMonday, June 8th, 2015 — These solicitations will be used by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Note STTR is only available at NIH. You can read more in NOT-OD-15-101.  The HHS SBIR/STTR Omnibus Read More...
  • NASA – Private/Public Partnership Grant Opportunities AnnouncedWednesday, June 3rd, 2015 — NASA has announced two opportunities for public-private partnerships to achieve the agency’s goals of expanding capabilities and opportunities in space. Through both solicitations, NASA is seeking industry-developed space technologies that can foster the development of commercial space capabilities and benefit future NASA missions.   Through the solicitation titled “Utilizing Public-Private Read More...
  • Bucknell SBDC Hosts “Patents and Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses”Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 — May 8, 2015 Patents and Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Event Status: Open Event Fee: $0.00 Event Date: 5/8/2015  Register By: 5/7/2015 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Contact: Shelley Gadoury, (570) 577-1249 Read More...
  • U.S. Patent & Trade Office (USPTO) – Webinar – May 21, 2015: 2 – 5pm ESTWednesday, May 6th, 2015 — The USPTO will be hosting a webinar on May 21, 2015 from 2 – 5 PM ET to discuss programs that are available to the public that provide free or reduced cost assistance to them with their patent filings. The link and instructions for joining the webinar via the internet can be found at: http://www.uspto.gov/patent/initiatives/executive-actions/uspto-webinar-patent-pro-se-pro-bono-and-law-school-clinic For those that would like to join for the webinar in-person, please come to USPTO offices at 600 Dulany Street in Alexandria VA.    
  • NIH SBIR/STTR Solicitation Deadlines: A Timely ReminderTuesday, May 5th, 2015 — As you may or may not recall, the NIH has changed its long-standing, scheduled dates for SBIR/STTR proposal submissions. Below you will find timely information and links to assist you as you consider applying for these opportunities. NIH New Omnibus Deadlines: September 5, 2015 (This date is a Saturday, so Read More...
  • SBA New SBIR/STTR Website LaunchedTuesday, May 5th, 2015 — SBA Announces New SBIR WebsiteRead More...
  • NSF Solicitation Submission Deadlines – June 16th (SBIR) and June 18th (STTR), 2015Monday, May 4th, 2015 — NSF SBIR/STTR Website: http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/home.jspRead More...
  • DoD Pre-Release – SBIR 2015.2 & STTR 2015.BMonday, May 4th, 2015 — These DoD pre-solicitations were issued on April 24, 2015.  This announcement opens a 30-window during which you can talk directly to its Technical Points of Contact (TPOCs), before proposals may be submitted beginning on May 26, 2015. DoD 2015.2 SBIR Solicitation Weblink – http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/solicitations/sbir20152/index.shtml DoD 2015.B STTR Solicitation Weblink – http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/solicitations/sttr2015B/index.shtml As Read More...
  • National SBIR/STTR Conference – June 15-17, Washington, D.C.Monday, May 4th, 2015 — Gaylord Hotel & Conference Center at Washington DC National HarborRead More...
  • RESCHEDULED – IPart & SBIR/STTR Funding Workshop – BFTP SEP – Monday, March 9thFriday, February 27th, 2015 —  Due to Predictions of Inclimate Weather, Our SBIR/STTR Workshop is Rescheduled Please see the updated information below: When: March 9, 2015 @ 8AM-11:30AM Where: Ben Franklin Headquarters, 4801 South Broad Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19112 Cost: Free. Refreshments will be provided. Kelly S. Wylam along with Christopher J. Laing Read More...
  • DOT’s SBIR 15.1 Solicitation is Now Open – (1/6/15)Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 — The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Volpe National Transportation System Center, (Volpe Center) issued their 15.1 SBIR solicitation (DTRT57-15-R-SBIR1), which OPENED January 6, 2015 and CLOSES 11:59 P.M. ET, Monday, March 9, 2015. Specifics: Read the DOT’s SBIR FAQ’s Register for the DOT SBIR 15.1 Webinar (Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. EST) HERE Read More...
  • 2015-16: SBIR/STTR Solicitation Schedule/AnnouncementsFriday, July 24th, 2015 — Please note that the IPart will accept electronic Pre-Proposal Applications NO LATER THAN (4) WEEKS PRIOR to the Federal Submission Deadline. Different rules may apply for DoD submissions; please consult with your IPart Sponsor to determine eligibility for submission. Clients are strongly encouraged to begin working with their IPart Sponsor as early as Read More...
  • Department of Energy (DOE) – SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance ProgramTuesday, June 30th, 2015 — In anticipation of DOE’s upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which will be issued on Monday, August 17th, 2015, the DOE’s contracted provider for these services, Dawnbreaker, has been building an interactive, online portal to help small businesses and individuals navigate the complexities of the DOE SBIR/STTR proposal process. These “Online Tutorials” will Read More...
  • 2015 HHS (NIH) SBIR/STTR Omnibus Grants Solicitation ReleasedMonday, June 8th, 2015 — These solicitations will be used by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Note STTR is only available at NIH. You can read more in NOT-OD-15-101.  The HHS SBIR/STTR Omnibus Read More...
  • NASA – Private/Public Partnership Grant Opportunities AnnouncedWednesday, June 3rd, 2015 — NASA has announced two opportunities for public-private partnerships to achieve the agency’s goals of expanding capabilities and opportunities in space. Through both solicitations, NASA is seeking industry-developed space technologies that can foster the development of commercial space capabilities and benefit future NASA missions.   Through the solicitation titled “Utilizing Public-Private Read More...
  • NIH SBIR/STTR Solicitation Deadlines: A Timely ReminderTuesday, May 5th, 2015 — As you may or may not recall, the NIH has changed its long-standing, scheduled dates for SBIR/STTR proposal submissions. Below you will find timely information and links to assist you as you consider applying for these opportunities. NIH New Omnibus Deadlines: September 5, 2015 (This date is a Saturday, so Read More...
  • NSF Solicitation Submission Deadlines – June 16th (SBIR) and June 18th (STTR), 2015Monday, May 4th, 2015 — NSF SBIR/STTR Website: http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/home.jspRead More...
  • DoD Pre-Release – SBIR 2015.2 & STTR 2015.BMonday, May 4th, 2015 — These DoD pre-solicitations were issued on April 24, 2015.  This announcement opens a 30-window during which you can talk directly to its Technical Points of Contact (TPOCs), before proposals may be submitted beginning on May 26, 2015. DoD 2015.2 SBIR Solicitation Weblink – http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/solicitations/sbir20152/index.shtml DoD 2015.B STTR Solicitation Weblink – http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/solicitations/sttr2015B/index.shtml As Read More...
  • DOT’s SBIR 15.1 Solicitation is Now Open – (1/6/15)Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 — The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Volpe National Transportation System Center, (Volpe Center) issued their 15.1 SBIR solicitation (DTRT57-15-R-SBIR1), which OPENED January 6, 2015 and CLOSES 11:59 P.M. ET, Monday, March 9, 2015. Specifics: Read the DOT’s SBIR FAQ’s Register for the DOT SBIR 15.1 Webinar (Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. EST) HERE Read More...
  • HHS (NIH) Changes Standard Due Dates for SBIR/STTR Grant ApplicationsFriday, December 19th, 2014 — The purpose of this Notice is to inform the small business community that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is changing the Standard Due Dates for all SBIR/STTR grant applications. Section 5126 of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 P.L. 112-81, signed on 12/31/2011, indicates that agencies “are Read More...
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SBIR – FY15.1Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 — Now (12/16/14) thru Wed. (12/17/14) are last days to ask questions of DHS for FY15.1 #SBIR solicitation, which Opens 12/18/14 & Closes 1/21/15. Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-15-R-00017 More Information HERE:  http://tinyurl.com/o7vtfza Agency: Department of Homeland Security Office: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer Location: Office of Procurement Operations Synopsis: The Read More...
  • NASA 2015 SBIR/STTR Program SolicitationsTuesday, November 18th, 2014 — NASA FY 2015 SBIR/STTR Solicitation Open from November 14, 2014 to January 28, 2015 Selections scheduled to be announced on April 23, 201 Research Topics are Under the Following Categories: Aeronautics Research Human Exploration and Operations Science Space Technology More details about the topics can Read More...
  • DOE Phase 0 Assistance Program AvailableTuesday, November 18th, 2014 — November, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the first ever Federal Agency SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program, aimed at helping eligible Small R&D Businesses and individuals successfully apply for SBIR/STTR federal funding from the DOE.  Since the program is entirely funded by the DOE, these services are Read More...
  • Dept. Ed. SBIR Fast Track – Pre-releaseTuesday, November 18th, 2014 — Solicitation Number:     ED-IES-15-R-0006 Notice Type:                  Pre-solicitation Synopsis:                      Added: Nov 14, 2014 8:05 am The U.S. Department of Education (Department) anticipates the release of the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Fast Track solicitation on or about December 1, 2014. The purpose of the SBIR program is to Read More...
  • DOE – FY15 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Technical Topics ReleasedTuesday, October 28th, 2014 — Topics for our FY15 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement have been issued and are available on the DOE website: http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/. The following DOE program offices are participating in this solicitation: • Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation • Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability • Office of Energy Read More...
  • FYI – Key Changes in SBIR & STTR Policy DirectivesTuesday, October 21st, 2014 — Funding Set-aside percentages are increased.   For FY 2012, SBA has issued guidelines to the agencies that the set-aside share is increased to 2.6%, prior to the new Policy Directives being issued.  The share will increase by 0.1 Read More...
  • IPart AwardeesMonday, December 1st, 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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