WE'RE SBIR/STTR PROGRAM EXPERTS
To better understand if SBIR funding is right for you, answer these questions:
Is my business eligible?
Your business must be U.S. owned & operated with fewer than 500 employees and is conducting applied research for NEW & INNOVATIVE technologies.
CAN I MAKE the COMMITMENT?
Submitting a competitive grant proposal can take several weeks and 100 hours of research, writing, and editing. If awarded, contracts may be up to one year.
Do i need the benefits?
SBIR/STTR funding is non-dilutive, so you won't give up equity. It's not a loan, so you won't go into debt. And it's a great way to de-risk your early-stage technology or research, making your company more attractive to investors!
is my BUSINESS a good fit?
Only companies with the intent, capabilities and resources to take their new product to market will receive award funding.
“Growth capital is critical to startup success. We have successfully won over $1 Million from the DoD via their SBIR Program. This all happened in less than 6 months from our first meeting with OK Catalyst. It is the greatest secret in the state of Oklahoma.”
MICHAEL MORFORD・ FOUNDER & CEO, VERTIPRIME
We're dedicated to helping science and technology-focused innovators solve our nation's greatest challenges by leveraging the Small Business Innovation & Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs (SBIR/STTR) as a tool to launch a small business.
We're committed to transforming Oklahoma into a leader of innovation by inspiring women, minority, disabled, veteran, and socially or economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs to help build our ecosystem and see Oklahoma thrive as a top ten state for innovation.
We utilize a strong and diverse network of partners including higher education institutions, state agencies, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and nonprofits that enable us to extend our reach and provide free services statewide.
Our expertise in the SBIR/STTR arena guides companies through every step of submitting a competitive proposal while providing hands-on technical and business assistance and mentorship on how to use SBIR funding to grow a business and launch new products.
"Winning SBIR funding was a great validation from the scientific community that the approach I believe in is actually viable. It was confirmation that what I'm doing is meaningful and has the potential to become a helpful product in the end."
DR. HENRY SHIN ・ FOUNDER & CEO, EXCITANT THERAPEUTICS