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Fund Your Startup’s R&D through SBIR Grants

Funding Your Startup's R&D

Is your startup or small business engaged in research and development of new products and services? If so, your efforts could be eligible for the U.S. government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Make plans to join the upcoming March 17 webinar that will introduce technology startups and existing businesses to how they might fund R&D through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants. This course will also offer specific directions on how to search research topics at various government agencies to determine if grants are available for your unique technology. In addition, participants will be provided a list of additional resources for assistance on how to apply for an SBIR grant.

Get Help Applying for SBIR Funding

Missouri’s Small Business Development Center network is offering financial assistance to entrepreneurs who are interested in applying for SBIR funds. The network is offering a Phase 0 FAST Grant, which will provide entrepreneurs with up to $2,500 in grant writing assistance for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant submissions.

For more information about the grant opportunity entrepreneurs are encouraged to contact Innovation & Technology Counselor, Ed Lahue at

About the SBIR Program

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization.