Kentucky SBIR/STTR Program Overview
The Federal SBIR and STTR programs provide grant money to small startup businesses to develop products, technologies, or services that solve pressing problems in agriculture, defense, education, energy, transportation, the environment, space exploration, health, and other areas. SBIR and STTR are designed for high-risk, untested innovations -- not for conventional enterprises such as retail or service, or for technology companies with proven ideas. These Federal grants allow businesses to conduct feasibility studies in Phase I (up to $150,000), the development of a prototype in Phase II (up to $1,000,000), and eventual commercialization in Phase III using non-federal dollars.
Join us for the SBIR/STTR Connect monthly events. These networking events are free and open to the public. Please click here to SIGN UP so we can arrange for appetizers - and also provide you with site-specific topic details. Be sure to designate your site preference for either SBIR Connect-Lexington or SBIR Connect-Louisville.
SBIR Connect-Lexington meets the second Tuesday of each month, 4:00-6:00 PM at Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington. SBIR Connect-Louisville meets the second Thursday of each month, 4:00-6:00 PM at I-Hub, 204 South Floyd Street, Louisville.
Federal SBIR/STTR Quick Links
Business Start-up and Registration
- Kentucky Innovation Network
- Kentucky Small Business Development Center
- Registration: Register a Kentucky Business
- Registration: Federal Organization Registration
- Check Your Kentucky-based Company's Status
- Contact the Kentucky Secretary of State