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Welcome to the Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center

WHAT WE DO

We 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 Federal 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.

We offer assistance to qualified Kentucky-based businesses walking through the SBIR/STTR process including: 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.


WHO  WE ARE

The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center is managed by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF), your partner in SBIR/STTR. Meet our team. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


GETTING STARTED

Take time to carefully and thoroughly think through your innovative idea.

Decide which of the Participating Federal Agencies might have an interest in your unique concept. Search open funding topics.

Visit the websites for those agencies and browse through their solicitations for the topics most closely associated with your innovation. For most people this is not a particularly easy process but don't get discouraged. If you do not get started, you will not reach your destination and get rewarded.

The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) and partner organizations sponsor events to help you through the SBIR/STTR programs. Read more about our Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR workshops, and our Kentucky SBIR/STTR Annual Conference.


DISCOVER SBIR/STTR

Participating Federal Agencies

Overview of the Federal SBIR/STTR Program

Overview of the Kentucky SBIR/STTR Program

K-SeffySBIR Connect-Lexington meets the second Tuesday of each month from 4:00-6:00 PM and SBIR Connect-Louisville meets the second Thursday of each month from 4:00-6:00 PM. These SBIR/STTR networking events are free and open to the public. Just walk in and connect with others to learn some inside tips on winning SBIR/STTR grants. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for topics and location details.


AVAILABLE TO KENTUCKY

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero Program

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program

Kentucky Innovation Network


KENTUCKY-BASED COMPANY

Register a Kentucky Business

Check Your Kentucky-based Company's Status

Contact the Kentucky Secretary of State

KY SBIR Community News

SBIR CONNECT-LEXINGTON FEATURE
Biomedical Development Corp in Lexington, KY, is seeking a marketing and sales professional. For more information see Biomedical Development Corp job opening.

National Award: BEXION PHARMACEUTICALS
KY SBIR/STTR Phase Zero awardee, KY Phase Double Zero awardee, and KY SBIR/STTR Matching Funds awardee Bexion Pharmaceuticals of Covington, KY will receive 
2015 Tibbetts Award at the White House on June 15, 2015.

National Award: TRANSPOSAGEN BIOPHARMACEUTICALS
KY SBIR/STTR Phase Zero awardee, KY Phase Double Zero awardee, and KY SBIR/STTR Matching Funds awardee Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals of Lexington, KY will receive 2015 Tibbetts Award at the White House on June 15, 2015.

JUNE 9: SBIR CONNECT-LEXINGTON
4:00-6:00 PM at Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington. Open to the public. Free.

JUNE 11: SBIR CONNECT-LOUISVILLE
4:00-6:00 PM at I-Hub, 204 South Floyd Street, Louisville. Open to the public. Free.

JUNE 24: APPLICATION DEADLINE
10:00 AM Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero application deadline to KSEF for Federal due dates starting September 2015.

Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation 
200 West Vine Street, Suite 420, 
Lexington, KY 40507

 Our Team

sbir@kstc.com

 

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