Helping Innovative Small Businesses in Pennsylvania Win Federal Funding.

The Innovation Partnership (IPart) is a statewide consortium of economic development, business assistance, and higher education organizations, providing early-stage technology companies with free proposal writing assistance, training, and financial assistance. The goal: Help Pennsylvania-based clients secure federal funding opportunities – Specifically, SBIR/STTR.

20 Years of Proven Results

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Sbir Proposals Submitted

  • Sbir
  • Awards
  • Received
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Sbir Award Value to Date

$0 Million

  • Phase I:$25M
  • Phase II:$29M
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Travel & Training Awards
IPart Awards to Clients (MG/MV/FMA)
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Totalling

$0

Submission

Win

Rate

0%

(Compared to National Avarage of between 14% - 17%)

The Power of Partnership

Success Stories

IPart is a tremendous asset to that entrepreneur who needs not only proposal funding but critical feedback for devising a winning SBIR proposal!

- Jorgen Penderson, RE 2 Robotics

The SBIR process is very challenging. IPart assistance can be invaluable to a vast majority of tech companies looking to submit well-prepared proposals for SBIR/STTR funding.

- Liz Brensinger, Green Heron Tools

It’s great that Pennsylvania has a program like the Innovation Partnership. It helps technology companies with the SBIR process and win these very important grant awards to move their companies forward.

- Bo Liang, Adesso Advanced Materials Inc.

The programs, assistance and advice the IPart provides helped us significantly in our proposal improvement and to ultimately win a Phase I STTR from the NSF.

- Kamrun Nahar, Impulse Technology

IPart’s peer review and funding for grant-writing assistance were extremely helpful in strengthening our federal submission and winning the award.

Jamin Steffen, Hepron Molecular Lab, Inc.

IPart’s pre-review technical feedback, demand for early proposal preparation, and Travel & Training funding greatly benefitted our company’s ability to secure the SBIR grant funding.

-Surbhi Jain, JBS Science Inc.

The IPart’s $3,000 MicroVoucher for grant-writing assistance is very helpful for the technology companies applying for these federal grants – while it seems like a small amount – we can use all of the help we can get.

Matt Handle, Skyran Biologics, Inc.

I think the IPART program is a vital component of the startup ecosystem in the Pittsburgh area. It provides an opportunity for non-academics and academics with limited grant writing experience to construct competitive federal grants to secure seed funding.

- Sanna Gaspard, Rubitection

Solicitations dates

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Agency/ProgramRelease DateOpen DateClose DateIPart Deadline
Pre-Proposal (PPA) Due
DOT SBIR FY2024.2 Complete Streets AI Initiative: Generating, Integrating, and Activating Data for Mobility

DOT SBIR FAQs
3/11/24
3/11/245/10/24Fri 4/12/24
Draft PPA Due
Week of 3/25/24
National Science Foundation (NSF)
(Project Pitch Required)
SBIR&STTR PhI 2024 Solicitation - nsf24-579
SBIR&STTR PhII 2023 Solicitation - nsf24-580


NSF SBIR/STTR Program Page
NSF Events
Online Project Pitch Form

*PHI Max Award Amt. $305k,
PHII Max Award Amt. $1.25m
5/30/245/30/249/18/24
11/6/24
3/5/25
7/2/25
11/5/25
all due by 5pm
PPA 1st Draft
sent to IPart 6 weeks before planned submission

PPA Submission Deadline -
4 Weeks before planned
federal submission

Wed 8/21/24
Wed 10/9/24
Wed 2/5/25
Wed 6/4/25
Wed 10/8/25



Air Force (AF) SBIR CSO X24.64/24/244/24/245/23/24Wed 5/15/24
Draft PPA Due
Week of 5/6/24
DOC - NIST 2024-SBIR-CHIPS-014/16/244/16/246/14/24Fri 5/17/24
Draft PPA Due
Week of 4/29/24
DOD SBIR 2024.2/STTR 2024B BAAs & Topics 4/17/24-5/15/24
Pre-Release
5/15/246/12/24Wed 5/15/24
Draft PPA Due
Week of 5/6/24
Army XtechScalable AI Direct to Phase II Open Topic
* Anticipated
7/18/247/18/248/20/24Tues 7/23/24
Draft PPA Due
Week of 7/18/24
EPA SBIR PHI Release #68HERC23R0249
* Anticipated
June 2024June 2024August 2024
July 2024
Draft PPA Due
Week of July 2024
DOT SBIR FY2024.2
Pre-Solicitation Notice

DOT Tentatively Scheduled Webinar - March 21, 2024
Feb 1 - March 1
Pre-Solicitation
3/11/244/25/24
CLOSED
Thrs 3/28/24
Draft PPA Due
Week of 3/11/24
Dept. Education FY 2024 Direct to PhII
1/5/241/5/244/5/24
CLOSED
Fri 3/8/24
Draft PPA Due
Week of 2/19/24
HHS Omnibus (NIH)
Clinical Trails Not Allowed:
PA-23-230 SBIR-NIH, CDC & FDA Parent SBIR [R43/R44]
PA-23-232 NIH STTR - Parent STTR [R41/R42]
Clinical Trials Required:
PA-23-231 SBIR-NIH - Parent SBIR [R43/R44]
PA-23-233 STTR-NIH - Parent STTR [R41/R42]
PHS 2023-2 Program Descriptions & Research Topics Document
2023 SBA approved topics list for budget waivers

NIH SBIR/STTR GRANT FORMS
FY23-24 Released
7/12/23
7/12/234/5/24
CLOSED
Fri 3/8/24
Draft PPA Due
Week of 2/19/24
NASA FY 2024 SBIR & STTR
Pre-Solicitation
1/9/241/9/243/11/24
CLOSED
Mon 2/12/24
Draft PPA Due
Week of 1/29/24
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)24.1 SBIR Pre-Release

Pre-Release 24.1 Webinar 12/5/23 @2pm ET
11/8/23
Pre-Release

12/15/231/17/24 by 1pm ET
CLOSED
Wed 12/20/23
Draft PPA Due
Week of 12/4/23
DOC NIST SBIR - 2024-NIST-SBIR-01
NIST NOFO FAQs
10/24/23
10/24/2312/22/23
Fri 11/24/23
Draft PPA Due
Week of 11/6/23
NOAA FY24 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) SBIR

NOAA NOFO SBIR Recorded Webinar
9/28/2311/22/23
LOI DUE
12/20/23
Wed 11/22/23
Draft PPA Due
Week of 11/6/23
FY24 NIH & CDC Contract Funding Opportunity (NIH)
Solicitation (PHS-2024-1)
Contract Proposals Must Be Submitted via
Electronic Proposal Contract Submission (eCPS)
FY24 Released
8/25/23
8/25/2311/14/23
Tues 10/17/23
Draft PPA Due
Week of 10/2/23
Dept. of Education SBIR Phase IA 2023
Dept. of Education SBIR Phase IB 2023
Dept. of Education SBIR Direct to Phase II 2023
1/12/231/12/233/13/23
Mon 2/13/23
Draft PPA Due
Week of 1/30/23

NIH SPECIAL SOLICITATIONS

New – Direct Phase II will be added as an allowable
Application Type either by Notice or in the solicitation in
Part II Section II if SBIR Direct Phase II will be accepted.

See the current list of Notices that have added Direct
Phase II to SBIR solicitations:http://bit.ly/2P0lm1H
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