Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants from the federal government are an excellent way to help fund pre-seed, seed, and early stage companies.

With the support of the U.S. Department of Commerce under grant #ED17HDQ0200003, the Center for Biotechnology aims to bolster the regional bioscience ecosystem by supporting a formal mentorship program, as well as a critical NIH-focused SBIR/STTR training and application development program which will assist in capital formation and launching new companies.


The Center annually offers an intensive SBIR/STTR Workshop led by SBIR/STTR program experts annually. The 1.5-day session focused on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will cover program essentials and how to compete for funding. Training is open to the public and will include:
– Current information on the SBIR/STTR programs
– Strategies for targeting your proposal to address the mission and requirements of the NIH
– How to approach each section of your proposal
– Planning your commercialization strategy
– Writing to meet the reviewers’ expectations
– Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them

Those who wish to be considered for the next cohort to receive one-on-one proposal counseling must have prior experience with either a sanctioned SBIR/STTR Intensive Training Workshop or an SBIR/STTR submission.

SBIR/STTR Intensive Training: NIH Focus
Dates: January 17-18, 2018
Day 1: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $60
Location: Long Island High Technology Incubator (directions)
Training is in main conference room

One-on-One Proposal Counseling

Through a competitive application process, select participants will receive follow-on counseling via one-on-one proposal mentoring with SBIR/STTR experts. Up to 15 hours of iterative proposal development assistance will be offered on an as needed basis. If selected for follow on counseling, participants will be charged $250 participation fee. All additional costs will be covered by the Center for Biotechnology.

APPLY ONLINE HERE. Applications to be considered for the next cohort (for the April 5, 2018 SBIR/STTR deadline) are due by 5pm Friday, January 19, 2018.

Note: Those who will be submitting applications for the One-on-One Training must must have prior experience with either a sanctioned SBIR/STTR Intensive Training Workshop or an SBIR/STTR submission. 

Questions? Please contact the Center for Biotechnology at 631-632-8521 or email