SBIR/STTR Assistance

TLA’s SBIR/STTR program connects faculty with the surrounding community to commercialize ground-breaking technologies developed at the University and increase economic prosperity across the region. The program brings together resources to increase the amount of non-dilutive capital to the region through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which in turn, lead to other non-dilutive funding opportunities.

SBIR and STTR programs are federally funded initiatives designed to develop innovative technologies, stimulate small business growth and economic development. TLA’s SBIR/STTR program provides services to help bring together the ecosystem of companies founded on UA intellectual property, prime companies, resource providers and agencies to pursue these funds. 

Services TLA provides to UA faculty and research community in this area include:

  • Help with team creation by bringing UA community members together with external service providers, and aligning their expertise and research with funding opportunities.
  • Review of and feedback on SBIR/STTR proposals.

If you would like help with your SBIR/STTR proposal, contact us

Entrepreneur Patrick Marcus and Wolfgang Fink, Ph.D. of the College of Engineering. (Image credit: Tech Launch Arizona)