About Us

The Power of Partnership

IPart is a consortium of economic development, business assistance, and higher education organizations located throughout Pennsylvania.

Our goal: to help early-stage technology companies win federal funding opportunities to commercialize their innovations.

Federal SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) & STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs have more than $4.5 billion in funding offered by 11 different agencies – but navigating the submission processes can be overwhelming—and costly—for a small business.

IPart helps Pennsylvania-based small businesses get through the pre-proposal and proposal stage with expertise, microfunding and support so they can land the funding they need to grow and commercialize their technology-focused innovations.

You can find contact information for all of our supporting IPart Partner Organizations HERE

IPart Services Include

Proposal Support
Clients can apply for no-cost, written Pre-Proposal Technical Reviews of SBIR/STTR proposal concepts and for financial assistance with proposal reparation.

Travel & Training Awards
Awards of up to $1,000 in financial assistance for travel and training related to the SBIR/STTR submission processes.

Outreach Seminars
Training workshops and seminars, from general overviews of the SBIR/STTR process to agency-specific requirements.