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 that provide 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.

16 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:$17.4M
  • Phase II:$19.4M
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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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Agency/ProgramRelease DateOpen DateClose DateIPart Deadline
Dept. of Energy (DOE)
SBIR/STTR FY 2020 Phase I Release 2
11/12/19FOA: 12/16/19
11:59 pm ET
LOI Due: 1/6/20
2/24/20 Mon, 1/27/20
Dept. of Transportation (DOT)
SBIR FY20 Phase I
Pre-SolicitationNotice
Pre-Solicitation
period 1/6/20-1/29/20
5pm ET
EST2/6/20EST 3/6/20 Fri, 2/14/20
Dept. of Defense (DoD)
SBIR 20.1 & STTR 20A
New Submission Portal HERE
12/10/19
(pre-release)
1/14/20
2/12/20 (8pm ET) Wed, 1/15/20
National Science Foundation (NSF)
SBIR Ph1 NSF20527

STTR Ph1 NSF20528

Funding Ceiling Increase to $256,000
12/18/193/6/2012/18/19-3/5/20
3/6/20-6/4/20
6/5/20-9/3/20
9/4/20-12/3/20
(Submission Windows)

PPA 1st Draft
sent to IPart
6-5 weeks before
planned submission

PPA Submission
Dealine is
4 Weeks
before planned
federal submiss.
(rolling deadlines)
Dpt. Homeland Security (DHS)
SBIR FY2020
12/13/19
12/18/19TBD
TBD
HHS Omnibus (NIH)
Clinical Trails not allowed:
PA-19-272 SBIR-NIH, CDC & FDA
PA-19-270 STTR-NIH
Clinical Trials Required:
PA-19-273 SBIR-NIH
PA-19-721 STTR-NIH
2019 Program Descriptions & Research Topics Document
2019 2019 SBA approved topics list for budget waivers
5/7/195/7/194/6/20Mon 3/9/20