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The Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships seeks to match companies and investor-backed ventures with Binghamton University scientists and engineers for purposes of teaming on proposals of interest to one or more of the 11 federal agencies participating in the Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program ("SBIR/STTR").

We stand ready to help entrepreneurs and small companies, including Binghamton University spin-outs, meet the challenge of competing for SBIR/STTR grant funding. The SBIR/STTR program offers a win-win approach to seeding collaborations between companies and universities: increasing a company's competitive market position while providing experiential and real-world research and training opportunities for faculty and students.

In the SBIR program, the applicant company can engage a university for up to one-third of the budgeted phase I research and analytical effort; on the STTR side, the small business concern can meet program requirements by sub-awarding no less than 30 percent of the project to a research institution. Specifically, Binghamton University offers companies access to:

  • specialized equipment and protocols;
  • faculty subject-matter expertise;
  • test center services;
  • students/prospective hires; and,
  • complementary or core intellectual property rights

In the effort to complete a proof of concept, build a prototype, validate the innovation, scale, and ultimately commercialize products, processes or services demanded by the market or for procurement by the Government. See also the SBIR Gateway site for more information about this stage-gated grant program, including eligibility, RFP schedules, past awards, and topic areas.

We look forward to serving the needs of your company in delivering high-risk, high-reward SBIR/STTR solutions by connecting you to the resources, talent, and assets available on campus or throughout our cooperator network.

Last Updated: 5/16/18