NSF SBIR/STTR Deep Dive Session

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Access ~$2M for your transformative project with strong commercial potential. The NSF SBIR/STTR programs focus on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. The NSF funds high-risk, high-payoff projects across the spectrum of science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing.  The broad technology topic areas include:

Advanced Analytics 
Digital Health 
Advanced Manufacturing 
Distributed Ledger 
Other Topics 
Advanced Materials 
Energy Technologies 
Pharmaceutical Technologies 
Artificial Intelligence 
 Environmental Technologies 
Augmented and Virtual Reality 
Human-Computer Interaction 
Power Management 
Biological Technologies 
Instrumentation and Hardware Systems 
Quantum Information Technologies 
Biomedical Technologies 
Internet of Things 
Chemical Technologies 
Learning and Cognition Technologies 
Cloud and High-Performance Computing 
Medical Devices 
Cybersecurity and Authentication 
Wireless Technologies

Following each deep dive session, Minnesota applicants are invited to submit a National Science Foundation (NSF) Project Pitch.  Firms who submit a Project Pitch will know in about one month if they meet the program’s objectives to support innovative technologies that show promise of commercial and/or societal impact and involve a level of technical risk.  If your Project Pitch is a good fit for the program, you will receive an official invitation from NSF to submit a full proposal. If you’re not invited to submit, you’ll be told why your project is not appropriate for the program.

Minnesota firms with a NSF invitation are automatically accepted in the Minnesota SBIR/STTR Accelerator.

We deliver individualized and customized support based on the project and the team. We are your SBIR Sherpa.