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.

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.

Commercialization Plans For Phase 2 SBIR/STTR Proposals

A commercialization plan can be similar to a business plan in many respects, and should include a clear focus on the following topics, supported by customer discovery interviews, data, references, and quotations wherever possible.

The Roles of Collaborators and Consultants

You’ve got your company’s team identified, and you’ve selected a qualified Principal Investigator for your SBIR project.