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Federal Grants


SBIR / STTR Grant Programs

Each year the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding programs award approximately $2.5 billion in non-dilutive funding to small, high-tech, innovative businesses. SBIR encourages small for-profit companies to pursue risky but potentially rewarding endeavors and ideas to ensure the United States remains the world's innovation leader. The funding is awarded based on a competitive process that considers both the technical merit of the technology to be developed and the potential for successfully introducing it to the market.

NOTE* The SBIR/STTR program is available to all proprietary technologies- not just cleantech.


We Can Help

The process of applying for SBIR/STTR funding can be complex, and so can finding qualified people to help you navigate the process.  VertueLab's SBIR/STTR Assistance program can help set you up for success and in some cases, win an SBIR grant with our expert SBIR grant writer, review process and grant writing workshops.  



Apply for VertueLab’s SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop 2018!      

 VertueLab is offering an in-depth SBIR/STTR workshop to companies planning an SBIR or STTR Phase I proposal.  This workshop is no charge to selected, qualifying companies in Oregon, and is to open cleantech companies as well as other technology disciplines, including life science.  Approximately 12 companies will be chosen to participate.  The series will consist of six one-hour live, online interactive webinars by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (   Topics include Contacting the Agency, Preparing Specific Aims, Commercialization Plans and Budgets and an agency-specific day.

The webinars will be weekly starting August 23rd.   Applications must be received by August 6th. 

Download the informational flyer


Available Resources 

SBIR/STTR Assistance provides support to qualified applicants seeking to apply for an SBIR/STTR Grant.
The program is designed to assist companies by providing one or more of the following services:

  • Feasibility assessment
  • Connecting to principal investigators and strategic partners
  • Low-cost or no-cost grant writing
  • Technical review
  • Business plan consulting
  • Assistance in navigating the SBIR/STTR application process
  • Training and workshops

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Register for the National SBIR Road Tour on July 17 in Portland and July 18 in Seattle!

To explore more detailed information about SBIR/STTR grants,
please visit the federal site directly at:
For info on the SBIR National Road Tour click below

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