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OK Catalyst offers no-cost training and support to innovators & researchers throughout the Heartland seeking non-dilutive,

early-stage capital. 

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The Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer programs fund technologies in the following industries:

Aerospace & Defense | Renewable & Sustainable Energy | Life Sciences, Medical & Biotech | Autonomous Systems & Sensors | Data, Cyber, AI, ML, VR & AR | Advanced Materials  | Robotics | Space Technologies | Electronics & Communications

 
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The SBIR Funding Labs offer ad hoc training and support to help you find SBIR/STTR opportunities from several agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and others that may be a good fit.

 

Funding Lab participants receive proposal writing assistance, templates, and in-depth proposal reviews and feedback. Acceptance into the Labs and submission deadlines will vary depending on the agency.

 

See details below and click the agency icon for more info.  

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Proposals Due Nov 4

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An 8-week, virtual program that guides you through the process of writing and submitting a competitive SBIR/STTR Phase I proposal to the Department of Defense.

 

In order to be considered you must be:

a) A U.S.-owned and operated small business with all required registrations

b) Seeking R&D funding for a hi-tech, hi-risk innovation 

c) Able to commit 10-15 hours per week to attend virtual meetings and complete required assignments

d) Willing to commercialize the completed technology within the DoD and beyond

Accelerator participants are selected based on technical merit, team strength, commercialization potential, and DoD fit. 

What to Expect: 

  • Exclusive online training materials, templates, and instructions

  • One-on-one coaching, proposal reviews, and feedback

  • Access to OK Catalyst network of partners and industry leaders

Upcoming Program Dates: 

Fall Cohort - Nov. 2022 

Spring Cohort - Apr. 2023 

*Start dates are dependent on the SBIR/STTR program's reauthorization and the next BAA

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with our team anytime.

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The NASA Accelerator is a 16-week, virtual program that guides you through the process of writing and submitting a competitive SBIR/STTR Phase I proposal to NASA.

 

The NASA Accelerator is a 2-phase program, a key component is to help you connect with the right people at NASA prior to writing and submitting an application.

 

In order to be considered you must be:

a) A U.S.-owned and operated small business with all required registrations

b) Seeking R&D funding for a hi-tech, hi-risk innovation 

c) Able to commit 10-15 hours per week to attend virtual meetings and complete required assignments

d) Willing to commercialize the completed technology within the DoD and beyond

What to Expect: 

  • Exclusive online training materials, templates, and instructions

  • One-on-one coaching, proposal reviews, and feedback

  • Access to OK Catalyst network of partners and industry leaders

Accelerator participants are selected based on technical merit, team strength, commercialization potential, and NASA fit. 

Upcoming Program Dates:

Fall cohort - Oct. 2022*

 

*Start date is dependent on the SBIR/STTR program's reauthorization and the next NASA 2023 solicitation announcement

Need more info? Schedule a call

with our team anytime.

Ready to get started?

Apply anytime to be considered for the next cohort.

 
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