General SBIR Cohort:  Coaching and advice are provided on an individual and customized basis depending on the targeted federal agency.  The coaching covers the technical and budget proposal, commercialization advice, and other requirements.   A SBIR/STTR Accelerator Project Pitch is required to receive coaching and assistance.

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Commerce
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Education
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (SBIR/STT)


Department of Energy:  Minnesota firms interested in DOE SBIR/STTR funding are strongly encouraged to apply to the free DOE SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance program.  The Phase 0 Technical Assistance Program is aimed at increasing the number of high-quality SBIR/STTR proposals submitted by first-time applicants to the DOE by eligible small businesses in selected states.  Minnesota is an eligible state.  Dawnbreaker, a third-party provider to the DOE SBIR/STTR Program Office, delivers assistance to eligible small businesses.