Get funding for your innovation

CTC’s mission is to help fund your innovation

We Help Bring Client Ideas to Market

The Center for Technology Commercialization’s is Wisconsin’s no-cost resource to guide you through the complex and exciting journey of bringing your technology from idea to market. The journey includes helping you connect to funding and guidance from experienced business leaders.

CTC Provides Assistance Every Step of the Way

Idea Evaluation

The first step in our process is to evaluate where you are right now and to make sure you meet the initial requirements for SBIR/STTR or Ideadvance funding. If you meet the requirements, you’re ready for the next step, contacting us with a formal request for a meeting to finish evaluation.

Planning for funding

To increase your chances of success, we help you consider the impact of your business model and your funding strategy at the earliest stages of your business. During the planning phase, we help you assess fit and identify next steps for your idea either for state Ideadvance or federal SBIR/STTR programs of specific funding agencies (they differ from each other).

Apply for Funding

Time to Apply! Your Service Provider and our consultant will work with you extensively on reviewing your drafts and providing helpful comments. It is critical to have as many eyes on your work as possible since more reviewers are likely to catch errors or omissions. Assistance is crucial at this stage, even if you have already received funding for your work.

Beyond Funding

We are with you every step of the way on your journey. After initial funding our consultants are here to assist your high-tech small business journey.

Need help knowing where to start?

SBIR and STTR Resources

Access America’s Seed Fund, federal Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. Securing federal funding for your innovation is a critical step in advancing towards commercial success, find out how we can help.
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Education Along Your Journey

SBIR Ready DoD Edition

SBIR Ready is focused on helping existing businesses ideate and develop a new funding pitch to the Department of Defense. This program will support companies towards submissions including contacting DoD topic managers and regular post-program one-on-one support until submissions.
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Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR Workshop Series

In this workshop, Jim Greenwood will walk you through the 7 steps of preparing and submitting a competitive Phase I SBIR or STTR to the Department of Defense.
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Starting and running a business is a constant learning experience in which entrepreneurs must seek out the skills they need to excel in the high-tech small business environment. CTC provides an array of such events year round, statewide.

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