Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Office Hours

SBIR/STTR Counseling

Do you have an early-stage innovation that has commercial potential? Each year, the SBIR/STTR program provides more than $4 billion in funding to develop early-stage technological innovations that have commercial potential in a wide range of industries. Although applicants must be small businesses, engagement with university researchers is common through R&D subcontracting arrangements and startup formation.

To help you learn more and explore the suitability of your project idea for SBIR/STTR funding, schedule an appointment with Brian Walsh. Senior Technology Commercialization Manager, at the UWM Research Foundation. For several years prior to UWMRF, he counseled innovators and entrepreneurs on navigating the SBIR/STTR programs while working at the Wisconsin Center for Technology Commercialization.

In a typical session, topics covered include the amount of funding available, key criteria for SBIR-worthy projects, and finding the best match between funding agencies and your technology idea, and actionable next steps for getting started.

Please contact Brian at brianw@uwmrf.org to schedule a 1-hour appointment. In addition, the following SBIR Office Hours have been scheduled.

  • January 6, 2023:       8:30-10:30am, LECWC Staff Conference Room
  • February 3, 2023:     8:30-10:30am, Virtual
  • April 7, 2023:            8:30-10:30am, LECWC Staff Conference Room