Overview of the Kentucky SBIR/STTR Program

Overview of the Kentucky SBIR/STTR Program

The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) offers the Kentucky SBIR/STTR Assistance Program to Kentucky-based R&D businesses in the development of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposals. The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Assistance Program offers help at each of the three phases of the program.

Phase Zero - The goal of the SBIR/STTR Phase Zero grant is to assist Kentucky-based new and existing small businesses, and Kentucky's college and university faculty, with the preparation of high-quality, competitive Phase I proposals for submission to participating Federal SBIR/STTR programs. Read More

Phase Double Zero - The goal of the SBIR/STTR Phase Double Zero grant is to assist Kentucky-based new and existing small businesses with the preparation of high-quality, competitive Phase II proposals, Direct Phase II proposals, and Fast Track proposals for submission to participating Federal SBIR/STTR. Read More

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Grant Program
- The Matching Grants Program is funded by the State of Kentucky: Read More

How do you get started?

  • Take the time to carefully and thoroughly think through your innovative idea, and then decide which agencies might have an interest in your unique concept.
  • Visit the websites for those agencies and browse through their solicitation(s) for the topic(s) 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 to your destination and get rewarded.

Get started by selecting a topic from the menu on the left.

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