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NSF Commercialization Plan Tips & Pitfalls

In a Quick Chat earlier this month, the Senior Program Director for SBIR/STTR programs at the NSF – Ben Schrag – shared a few best practices for preparing commercialization plans.

Extend Your Cash Runway with the R&D Tax Credit

Your $1M in SBIR funding could be worth about $50,000 in refundable R&D tax credits according to John Berry, Business Development Specialist at Hull & Knarr, a financial services firm that specializes in this sort of thing.

Thinking About Doing Business with the Government? Don’t Do it Alone.

A CTC startup client recently asked me how my former company became a vendor for the federal government.

Strategies from Research to Commercialization

We often hear from entrepreneurs about the challenges in acquiring additional funds to further de-risk technologies and navigate through the dreaded Valley of Death. Accessing funds via the traditional SBIR/STTR programs can initially help you through risky feasibility questions.

Competitor discussion in your SBIR Proposal

A common topic to include in your SBIR proposal is a discussion on the competition. While we often hear our clients say that they “Don’t have any competition” or there are “No others doing this,” there is always some alternative that your customers can use or are using to solve the problem.

Competitor discussion in your SBIR Proposal

A common topic to include in your SBIR proposal is a discussion on the competition.

A New Product Development Resource for SBIR Applicants

For over thirty years, the Center for Dairy Research has supported the dairy products industry through basic research, product development, technical assistance, regulatory information and education.