IPart Hosts SBIR/STTR Info Sessions for America’s Seed Fund Week: Thurday, May 18th

Join Innovation Partnership (IPart) for it’s portion of America’s Seed Fund Week!- IPart is Pennsylvania’s premiere, statewide SBIR/STTR assistance program offering Q&A, Office Hours Sessions, & SBIR/STTR 101 Overviews. These scheduled live meetings and SBIR/STTR informational sessions provide a great opportunity to learn more about these federal funding programs for small, tech-based businesses. You’ll be able to ask questions about the SBIR/STTR offering agencies, funding opportunities, topics, eligibility, timing, proposal development, insider info & MORE……

Below are scheduled times for you to register for the SBIR/STTR Sessions being offered by IPart.  Click on the Hyperlink next to the session time you are interested in attending to register.

Counsultation Sessions are for potential SBIR/STTR applicants who already have some basic knowledge of these federal funding opportunities.

SBIR/STTR 101 & IPart Assistance Overview Sessions are for anyone who wants to learn more about SBIR/STTR and Pennsylvania’s IPart Assistance Process.  Please Click on the session link(s) you are interested in to Register.

All sessions are via ZOOM & are FREE!

Thursday, May 18th

The SBIR & STTR Programs

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR & STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Central to the STTR program is the partnership between small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. The STTR program requires the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II. STTR’s most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.



Pennsylvania’s Innovation Partnership (IPart) is supported by a FAST Grant from the federal Small Business Administration (SBA), with both financial & in-kind support of its Member Organizations: PA Dpt. of Community & Economic Development (PA DCED), Ben Franklin Technology PArtners Network (BFTP), PA Small Business Development Centers (PA SBDCs), University City Science Center (SC), Life Sciences Investments (LSGI), PA Industrial Resource Center Network (PA IRCs/MEPs), PA Recycling Markets Center (RMC), Carnegie Mellon Univ. (CMU), Drexel University, Lehigh University, Penn State University (PSU), Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), Univ. of Pittsburgh – Innovation Institute (UPitt II), Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), Temple University, Life Science PA, and PA APEX Network