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SBIR EXPERTS

We Are Oklahoma's

Helping researchers and entrepreneurs win seed funding to launch new products and grow their business.

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Each year, the Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs invest $4 billion to stimulate hi-tech development in the U.S.

 

Our no-cost training and mentorship programs help potential candidates find funding opportunities and prepare a competitive proposal.

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AMERICA'S SEED FUND

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TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH AREAS

If you're conducting R&D in any of the following categories, you could qualify for non-dilutive funding from the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or the Department of Energy. Keep scrolling to find out more about our programs. 

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Materials

Aerospace & Defense

Agriculture

Analytics

Artificial Intelligence

Augmented & Virtual Reality

Autonomous Systems

Biological Research

Biomedical

Biotech

Chemical

Cybersecurity

Digital Health

Directed Energy

Energy Efficiency

Environmental Management

Electronics & Communications

Human Computer Interaction

Hypersonics

Instrumentation & Hardware 

Internet of Things

Learning & Cognition

Life Sciences

Machine Learning

Medical Devices

Microelectronics

Mobility

Munitions

Nanotechnology

Pharmaceuticals

Photonics

Power Management

Propulsion

Quantum

Renewable Energy

Robotics

Semiconductors

Sensing

Space

Weather

Wireless & 5G

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SBIR FUNDING LABS COMPLETED

100+

GRANT PROPOSALS
SUBMITTED

$55M

TOTAL FUNDING
SECURED

250+

RESEARCHERS & FOUNDERS SUPPORTED

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The Funding Labs are a suite of programs designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to successfully navigate the SBIR/STTR funding process. The virtual 4-8 week cohorts are structured around the submission deadline of each agency's solicitation schedule. All Funding Lab dates are subject to change.

 

Acceptance into the Labs is based on Technical Merit, Team Strength, and Transition Plan.

2024-2025 SCHEDULE

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APPLICATIONS

If you're not sure which one to choose you can request a consultation by emailing okcatalyst@ou.edu

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Training and Mentorship to Help You Submit a Top-Tier Proposal!

 

Funding Guidance

We'll keep you informed about new funding opportunities, deadlines, and program updates. We'll also help you navigate the various federal agencies that offer SBIR/STTR grants, ensuring you understand the specific requirements of each agency and assist you in targeting the appropriate funding sources for your technology.

 

Partnering and Collaboration

We'll help you find partnerships with Oklahoma’s academic and research institutions. We'll connect you with relevant expertise and collaborators that can strengthen your proposal and increase the likelihood of project success.

 

Proposal Writing Assistance

We'll provide guidance and support in preparing competitive grant proposals. We offer review services and proposal development resources to include helping with project planning, market research, intellectual property considerations, and budgeting to help you enhance your chances of success.

 

Post-Award Assistance

We'll continue to provide assistance once you secure SBIR/STTR funding. We'll offer guidance on project management, reporting requirements, and compliance with federal regulations. We'll connect you with additional resources, such as mentors, investors, or business development programs, to further accelerate the growth and success of your funded projects.

 

Commercialization Support

We'll assist you in developing commercialization plans, identifying potential customers or markets, and refining your business strategies. We'll provide guidance on technology transfer, intellectual property management, and market analysis to help you maximize the impact of your innovations.

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