America’s Seed Fund SBIR/STTR Providing Non-Dilutive Grants to Grow your Startup

By: Sharjeel Sohaib

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Sep 1, 2022

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The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), a federal organization, funds the most innovative and contemporary science and engineering ideas. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) are two of NSF’s grants that aim to aid startups in building new out-of-the-box technologies. 

Key Takeaways:

  • America’s Seed Funding Program strongly emphasizes developing technological and scientific advancements into services and products with economic and societal benefits. Over 400 startups across the United States get over $200 million in research and development (R&D) funds each year. 
  • As an NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I applicant, you can look for Technology Partners like Larta during the “Proof of Concept” stage who can offer various technical services to enhance your Phase I technology and get you ready for Phase II.
  • The deadline for Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR proposals from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is October 26, 2022.

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Make the Impossible Possible with America Seed Funding!

The National Science Foundation’s America’s Seed Fund initiative is a part of the Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships. It yearly provides funding to hundreds of deep tech firms. Each startup might receive up to $2 million to assist translational R&D.

NSF SBIR STTR Grant Information Session

Don’t miss out on this fantastic session on America’s seed funding. Here’s what you’re going to avail yourself:

  • Chance to utilize Larta’s 20+ years of expertise to your advantage while seeking federal grant funds. 
  • Recognize the choices for technical and business support (TABA).
  • Learn how to prepare your application from its partner, OmniSync Incorporated. 
  • Learn from QATCH Technologies, a Larta graduate and NSF awardee.
  • Requesting a letter of support will improve your chances of receiving a grant.

Get yourself registered for this webinar here: 

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Time to Grow Your Tech Startups!

The third SBIR/STTR 2022 Solicitation has been made available by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The deadline to submit a proposal is October 26, 2022.

You have the right to request $50,000 in Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) from NSF for Phase II if you are an SBIR/STTR Phase II applicant. 

You can use the TABA funds you receive as a Phase II applicant to: 

  1. Hire professionals; 
  2. Guide you along the route to commercialization and;
  3. Assist you in meeting crucial milestones that could lead to Phase III funding or cooperation possibilities.

You may utilize this non-dilutive grant money to expand your company with Larta Institute’s assistance in applying for it. Grants are available to assist in converting potential R&D into a long-lasting business with a worldwide effect. 

The NSF funding can create an effective business plan, execution planning, and implementation of specific commercialization tasks.

What is the NSF Innovation Corps Program and How Can Entrepreneurs Benefit From It?

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Wrap Up!

In all parts of the country, businesses and employment are being created due to America’s seed funding, which aims to promote innovation. Small firms supported by this initiative have gone on to achieve great success, transforming industries and benefiting both people and the environment.

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