Welcome to the Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center
The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center offers to help Kentucky innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology-oriented small businesses (i.e. 500 or fewer people) who have an innovative concept and need to advance it, translate it into a product or a technology for commercialization, and profit from it.
We help prepare you and your Kentucky-based company* for success in the highly competitive Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant Programs.
These grants allow businesses to conduct feasibility studies in Phase I (up to $150,000) and development of a prototype in Phase II (up to $1,000,000) for eventual commercialization in Phase III using non-federal dollars. Eleven federal agencies participate in the SBIR Program and five participate in the STTR Program.
The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center offers assistance to qualified Kentucky* businesses as the companies walk through the SBIR/STTR process including: A one-on-one consultation, Matching your idea for its best fit with federal agencies, Available resources for businesses, Training on proposal development, Financial assistance for competitive proposal development, and Providing post-award guidance. See more under "Tools and Resources".
The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center is managed by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation. KSEF - your partner in Kentucky SBIR.
* To contact the Kentucky Secretary of State, register your business, and/or check on your Kentucky-based organization's current status, use the following links: register a Kentucky Business, check your Kentucky-based organization's status, contact the Kentucky Secretary of State.