The Minnesota innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem is vibrant offering startups and existing companies a wide array of resources to gain traction with their technology commercialization efforts. We collaborate with government and academia to support startups and existing firms in the federal R&D arena.

Launch Minnesota

University of Minnesota, MIN-Corps (NSF I-Corps Site)

University of Minnesota, Technology Commercialization

University of Minnesota, Venture Center

Mayo Clinic, Office of Entrepreneurship

Mayo Clinic Ventures

MIN-CORPS (Tech Commercialization Courses)


MIN-CORPS is a University of Minnesota resource for science and tech innovators open to private businesses. We partner with the U of M to make these courses available to our client companies.

Value Proposition Design Online Course

Scientific and Technical Writing Resources


Writing a compelling proposal is art and science.  The process of writing a clear, concise and succinct research proposal is a demanding and time-consuming endeavor.  Many first time proposers who are learning the process and how to write a SBIR/STTR research proposal often ask for examples.  Each proposal is a piece of art by itself.  What we have found to be useful to new proposers is our recommendation to follow the writing sytle in peer-reviewed articles and publications in the targeted scientific area.  The use of images, graphs, charts, tables, etc. are helpful to communicate to the reviewer your proposed project.

Links to funded proposals that serve as examples:

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/sample-applications

https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/IS/sample-grant-applications.html

https://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/sb/resources/sample-proposals.shtml

A tutorial from the www.sbir.gov website:

https://www.sbir.gov/tutorials/preparing-proposal/tutorial-2