Fostering partnerships to advance technological innovation and public-private partnerships.

The National Science Foundation Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships invests in high-tech small businesses and collaborations between academia and industry to transform discoveries into innovative commercial technologies with societal benefits.

NSF SBIR I-Corps

The teams—composed of academic researchers, student entrepreneurs and business mentors—participate in the curriculum via online instruction and on-site activities through one of several I-Corps™ Cohort Meetings

2018 Spring Phase I Grantee Workshop

The NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I Grantee Workshop provides an opportunity for NSF’s SBIR and STTR Phase I Grantees to meet with NSF staff, learn about our program, network with their fellow awardees, and hear from entrepreneurial leaders. New SBIR and STTR Phase I awardee companies are required to attend this workshop.

2018 SBIR Phase II Grantee Conference

The NSF Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program seeks to transform scientific discovery into societal and economic benefit by catalyzing private sector commercialization of technological innovations.