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.

19 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:$22M
  • Phase II:$25.4M
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Travel & Training Awards
IPart Awards to Clients (MG/MV/FMA)
0

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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DOE SBIR/STTR PHI FY23


PhI Release II TOPICS
*Hyperlinks to actual FOA will be updated at link
upon release. Dates Subject To Change
Topics Issued
11/7/22
FOA Release 12/12/22
LOI Due 1/3/23
After LOI Accepted
Response
2/21/23Tues 1/21/23
HHS Omnibus (NIH)
Clinical Trails not allowed:
PA-22-176 SBIR-NIH, CDC & FDA
PA-22-178 STTR-NIH
Clinical Trials Required:
PA-22-177 SBIR-NIH
PA-22-179 STTR-NIH
PHS 2022-2 Program Descriptions & Research Topics Document
2022 SBA approved topics list for budget waivers

NIH SBIR/STTR GRANT FORMS
FY22-23 Released
6/2/22
6/2/221/5/23
4/5/23
Thrs 12/1/22
Wed 3/8/23
National Science Foundation (NSF)
(Project Pitch Required)
SBIR&STTR PhI 2023 Solicitation - nsf23515
SBIR&STTR PhII 2023 Solicitation - nsf23516


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

*PHI Max Award Amt. $275k,
PHII Max Award Amt. $1m
11/22/2211/22/22Window dates:
11/22/22 - 3/1/23
3/2/23 - 7/5/23
7/6/23 - 11/1/23
on Rolling Submissions
PPA 1st Draft
sent to IPart
6-5 weeks before
planned submission

PPA Submission
Deadline is
4 Weeks
before planned
federal submiss.
(rolling deadlines)>
DOD 22.4 SBIR/22D STTR--
10/6/2112/31/22Fri 12/2/22
NIH SBIR/STTR Contracts
Release PHS-2023-1
7/20/227/20/2211/4/22Fri 10/7/22
USDA SBIR & STTR
PHI FY23 Release
7/25/227/25/2210/25/22
CLOSED
Tues 9/27/22
NASA Ignite 7/12/227/12/229/1/22
CLOSED
Thr 8/4/22
EPA SBIR PHI Release6/15/226/15/228/23/22
CLOSED
Tues 7/26/22
DOD SOCOMM Direct to Phase II 2022.4
Topics Include:
224-D001: Track Correlation Data Deduplication for SOF Mission Command
224-D002: Natural Language Processing for Special Operations Force
224-D003: Low No Code Data Manipulation and Discovery for Special Operations Forces
224-D004: Human Machine Teaming for Reduction of Operator Cognitive Load
Pre-Release
Open to 7/21/22
7/21/228/23/22
CLOSED
No IPart Support
DOC NIST SBIR- 2022-NIST-SBIR-01
DOC NIST ARP - 2022-NIST-SBIR-ARP-01
Fast-Track Phase I&II

SBIR & ARP
3/2/22
SBIR & ARP
3/2/22
SBIR CLOSED
ARP CLOSED
SBIR ONLY
Tues 4/5/22
Technologies for Improving Minority
Health and Eliminating Health Disparities
(R41/R42- Clinical Trial Optional)

1/5/22
3/4/22
*LOI Due 3/5/22
4/5/22
CLOSED
Tues 3/8/22
DOT SBIR
Pre-Release/Topics
1/5/22
Pre-Release/Topics
2/3/22
ant.
3/7/22
CLOSED
Mon 2/7/22
NOAA 11/16/2112/13/21
LOI Due
2/18/22
CLOSED
Fri 1/21/22
Dept. of Education SBIR Phase I 2022
Dept. of Education SBIR Direct to Phase II 2022
12/1/2112/1/212/1/22
CLOSED
Mon 1/4/22
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - SBIR12/15/21
12/15/21
1/19/22
CLOSED
Wed. Dec 22, 2021
Dpt.of Transportation (DOT) - SBIR
DOT TOPICS
2/7/22
2/7/22
3/2022
CLOSED
Mon Feb 7, 2022
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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