Carl Nelson Consulting helps small high-tech firms with new technology get and use federal government R&D funding for innovations from the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR). To be eligible you must be (or become) a mostly US-owned for-profit small (under 500 employees) firm doing R&D in the USA. The money is free - no repayment and no equity taken. You propose on a government specified schedule for a small award (Phase I) $100-150K to show feasibility of your idea. If that works, you can propose some serious money (Phase II) $1M or maybe more to develop some kind of prototype. Then you are on your own. For more details, see Doing SBIR.
Defense Department the biggest; mostly safe military mission stuff. Next round: Jan 16, 2013
National Institutes of Health second biggest, funds human science from cell chemistry to mending behavior. Next round: variable and frequent
National Science Foundation SBIR's originator, funds a hodge-podge of science. Next round: spring 2013
NASA big; funds safe space science. Next round: autumn 2013
Department of Energy a bit quirky. Next round: autumn 2013
Small Business Administration policy poobah, not a funder.
Non- Government websites
The free SBIR/STTR Alerting Service; to sign up.
General SBIR questions, especially about Congress: SBIR legislation and general help Ann Eskesen
SBIR Insider Rick Shindell
on political and admin developments
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