Open SBIR/STTR Solicitation Opportunities
NIH offers its Niche Assessment Program to SBIR and STTR Phase I Awardees (by grant or contract).
A third party, unbiased assessment of appropriate market niches for products/services that are being developed by HHS’s SBIR/STTR Phase I awardees will be performed by Foresight Science & Technology. Using its Technology Niche Analysis® (TNA®), Foresight will perform the due diligence on markets appropriate for each SBIR/STTR technology and develop an in-depth report for each SBIR/STTR awardee that addresses:
--needs and concerns of end-users
--competing technologies and competing products
--competitive advantage of the SBIR/STTR-developed technology
--market size and potential market share (may include national and/or global markets)
--barriers to market entry (may include, but is not limited to pricing, competition, government
regulations, manufacturing challenges, capital requirements, etc.)
--status of market and industry trends
--potential customers, licensees, investors, or other commercialization partners
--price customers are likely to pay
The SBIR/STTR “Phase 0″ Pilot Program is being implemented through a partnership between Enterprise Florida, Inc., and participating Technology Incubators, University Technology Transfer Offices, Economic Development Organizations, and Small Business Development Centers. It is intended to help Florida companies increase their chances of submitting a successful Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposal.
Eligibility Criteria (in addition to SBIR/STTR criteria)
- A company which:
- Is a client of a participating Florida Technology Incubator, University Technology Transfer Office, Economic Development Organization, or Small Business Development Center, or
- Is recommended by a partner serving as the point of contact for a Florida county, and
- Intends to submit a proposal for a specific SBIR or STTR solicitation,
- Has not submitted more than 1 other application for this program in the last 12 months.
Maximum Award Amount: Up to $3,000, dependent upon initial award amount and documentation of eligible expenses.
Enterprise Florida Contact: Bill Spivey, VP, Capital Programs MaSBEC 407 956 5695 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phase "0" South Florida Contacts:
Michael Bell, Procurement Specialists, South Florida PTAC Program 954 425 2322 mike.bell@floridaPTAC.org
Jane Teague, COO, Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research 561 368 8889 x 1500