What it is
Connecticut Innovations’ Small Business Innovation division has one goal: to help innovative small businesses succeed. One of the ways we do this is to help you learn about—and apply for—a portion of the millions of dollars of federal grant money that the government has earmarked for small businesses that are trying to commercialize their technology innovations.
Our job is to help you understand whether you qualify for a grant, and, if you do, to guide you through the process and increase your chance of success. Our services are free. We can help:
If you are a Connecticut-based technology-related innovative small business, contact us for more information and to see whether you qualify.
New State Funding Available!
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Acceleration and Commercialization program is a new initiative designed to accelerate Connecticut’s entrepreneurial technology economy. There are two funding opportunities and, if eligible, you may apply to both!
State Matching Grants
For SBIR/STTR Phase I award winners (credited to Connecticut in calendar years 2013 or 2014), these grants provide up to $40,000 to help you bridge the funding gap between this award and a subsequent (Phase II) award. If you subcontract with a Connecticut research university, you may receive $10,000 above the base award.
If your Connecticut-based company has won a SBIR/STTR Phase II award in calendar year 2013 or 2014, you can apply for a loan designed to help you accelerate the commercialization of new technologies and innovations and remove roadblocks to revenue generation. You can apply for up to $150,000 with a 50% match.
For more information, contact: