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 Current SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities

National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR/STTR
Opened:  February 26, 2014
SBIR Closes:  June 10, 2014 (2:00 PM EST)
STTR Closes:  June 11, 2014
Educational Technologies and Applications (EA)
Information and Communication Technologies (IC)
Semiconductors (S) and Photonic (PH) Devices and Materials
Electronic Hardware, Robotics and Wireless Technologies (EW)
Advanced Manufacturing and Nanotechnology (MN)
Advanced Materials and Instrumentation (MI)
Chemical and Environmental Technologies (CT)
Biological Technologies (BT)
Smart Health (SH) and Biomedical (BM) Technologies

Department of Transportation (DOT) Opens FY-2014.1 SBIR
Opened:  February 4, 2014
Closes:  April 4, 2014
This year's solicitation has 9 topics:
Dev. of Prestressed Concrete NDE Inspection Procedures 
Personalized Driving Data - Insurance Discounts/Public Benefits 
Suppressing Utility Probs. - Protect via Robotic Engeer. to the Sub-Surface 
STEM Ed for HS Students: Intel. Trans. Sys. & Connected Vehicle Techs.
Visually unobtrusive traffic monitor for Nat. Pk. Svc. Parkways 
Corrosion Resistant Prestress Strand for Prestress Concrete Bridges 
Lightweight Sys. for Mid-Chord Offset Measurement of Railroad Rails 
Wheel Load Cycle Tag for Rail 
Easy Access to Freight Locomotives

National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR
Opened:  January 7, 2014
Closes:  April 5, 2014
Closes:  May 7, 2014 (AIDS Related)
In realizing these goals, the NIH provides leadership and direction to programs designed to improve the health of the Nation by conducting and supporting research.

Department of Defense (DoD) STTR 2014 A
Army-Navy-Air Force
Topics Pre-Release:  February 3, 2014
Opens:  March 5, 2014
Closes:  April 9, 2014
Complete information is available on the DoD's web site at:
Note: The DoD reserves the right to modify/delete topics during the pre-release phase (Feb 3 - Mar 4). 

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SBIR FY 2014
Opened:  February 19, 2014
Closes:  May 2, 2014
Research Topics Areas
Cyber-Physical Systems
Health Care
Technology Transfer

MTIP's Profile of a Good SBIR/STTR Candidate is a great document to review the qualifications and attributes necessary for a candidate to succeed in the SBIR/STTR programs.

Thanks to Rick Shindell and for SBIR/STTR release updates and news!

The Montana Technology Innovation Partnership (MTIP) is a Montana Department of Commerce initiative created to promote technology commercialization in the State of Montana.

MTIP's mission is to build the short-term benefits of technology research and development into the long-term rewards of economic development through commercialization.

MTIP is driven by six objectives:

  • To offer technical assistance for SBIR and STTR proposals

  • To assist businesses in securing seed capital for research and development

  • To provide educational opportunities that target Montana's technology-based businesses and service providers

  • To identify and guide businesses to appropriate local and national resources - technical, business, financial or university

  • To deliver result- oriented services to help technology-based businesses achieve personal commercialization goals

  • To complement, not duplicate, the services of other service providers


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MTIP SUCCESS STORY:  Montana Emergent Technologies (MET)

(BUTTE, MT) - Congratulations to Montana Emergent Technologies (MET) on the Department of Energy’s STTR Phase I award! MET is located in Butte, Montana, and has four experienced engineers on their team. All four engineers have advanced degrees in metallurgical, mechanical, and chemical engineering. Two of the four engineers are registered professional engineers. Strategic Partners in Montana include relationships with: the Center for Advanced Mineral and Metallurgical Processing (CAMP); Montana Tech in Butte; and the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University in Bozeman.

Find out more about this Montana business on their website at:

Read more about this featured company on our Success Stories page!


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