Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Grants

SBIR/STTR Support

Oregon businesses are encouraged to apply for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. These competitive federal programs are designed to stimulate technological innovation and provide new opportunities for small businesses to conduct research and development (R&D) with commercialization potential.

Federal agencies that spend more than $100 million on outside R&D are required to allocate 3.2% of their R&D budgets to SBIR programs. A complete list of participating agencies is available on the SBA's web site.

Business Oregon has two types of grants to assist companies in accessing the federal SBIR/STTR grants: Phase 0 Grants and Phase 00 Grants.

New Matching Grants

Federal SBIR/STTR funding is a great source for early-stage companies, but it is not enough to help a company stand on its own. Business Oregon's SBIR/STTR Matching Grant Program provides funds to match the federal award, which will help fill gaps and assist businesses build on projects and advance developed technologies.

Business Oregon may award Oregon-based companies grants of up to $50,000 to those that have received a federal Phase I SBIR/STTR award or up to $100,000 to those that have received a federal Phase II SBIR/STTR or Fast-track grant award. Budgets of up to $150,000 for Phase II or Fast-track matching grants will be considered if a very strong case can be made for the extra funds.

To apply for a matching grant, Business Oregon is accepting responses to the Request for Proposal (RFP) PDF. To be considered, submit a complete application form PDF and other required information as outlined in the RFP.

Business Oregon will host a "town hall" conference call on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, from 1:00-3:00 pm to discuss the matching grant program and answer any questions potential applicants have. Call 877-402-9757 and use the access code 3263277#.

Phase 0 Grants

These funds help businesses prepare applications to pursue federal Phase I SBIR/STTR grant funds. Funds can be used for:

  • Professional fees to develop the SBIR/STTR Phase I application (e.g., technical consultants, writer, reviewer)
  • Other professional fees (e.g., legal, accounting) directly related to preparing the SBIR/STTR Phase I application
  • Other out-of-pocket costs directly related to preparing the SBIR/STTR Phase I application (e.g., market research, technical database research or statistical analyses)

If you are interested in applying for a Business Oregon Phase 0 Grant, please email Mark Brady or call 503-689-5638. Download the program guidelines PDF and application form PDF.

Phase 00 Grants

These funds help businesses prepare applications to pursue federal Phase II or Fast Track SBIR/STTR grant funds. Funds can be used for:

  • Professional fees to develop the SBIR/STTR Phase II application (e.g., technical consultants, writer, reviewer)
  • Other professional fees (e.g., legal, accounting) directly related to preparing the SBIR/STTR Phase II application
  • Other out-of-pocket costs directly related to preparing the SBIR/STTR Phase II application (e.g., market research, technical database research or statistical analyses)

If you are interested in applying for a Business Oregon Phase 00 Grant, please email Mark Brady or call 503-689-5638. Download the program guidelines PDF and application form PDF.

For more information about the SBIR/STTR programs and other support available, please visit these sites: