Some additional information if you are a University or Research Institution - or a small business looking to partner with one.
The purpose of this course, developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, is to provide an overview of the statutes, regulations, and policies related to working with universities in a research context. Topics covered include identifying university partners, understanding university administration (employment, accounting, and IP policies), use of university labs, and intellectual property agreements. To access, click HERE - clicking this link will redirect you to reference material provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
If you are a post-doctorate or graduate student who has developed innovative technology at your university, you have options through which you can receive SBIR/STTR funding. These options stem from either starting your own business or partnering with one; however, there are several factors to consider before you decide whether this is a path you can and want to go down, including ownership rights and your own personal goals. Access our Tip Sheet on this subject by clicking HERE.
As a university research facility, you cannot apply for SBIR or STTR funding on your own; you must partner with a small business. Although the small business will be the primary awardee, you will still play an important role in the process and should understand what will be expected of you. Access our Tip Sheet on this subject by clicking HERE.
This tip sheet generally applies to companies pursuing an award under the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program although working with a research institution may be appropriate for Small Business InnovationResearch (SBIR) efforts as well. Access our Tip Sheet on this subject by clicking HERE.