The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) online tutorials to help small businesses navigate the SBIR program.
Mobile-compatible, the tutorial site represents an opportunity to learn about the federal government’s SBIR program through a combination of videos and text.
There is no registration or fee required and the courses are open to all.
The SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also called “America’s Seed Fund,” inject $2.5 billion every year into small, innovative and nimble firms across the nation. The mission of each program is to support research and development (R&D) in technical areas that align with the federal government’s priorities. Currently, there are 11 federal agencies that support SBIR/STTR programs.
With 52 modules housed within 10 courses, the SBA’s new tutorial platform addresses topics relevant to small businesses that are new to the SBIR/STTR programs as well as companies that have previously received SBIR funding. Topics include:
- Agency differences
- Registration requirements
- SBIR proposal preparation
- SBIR data rights
- Accounting requirements
- Finding partners
Tools, resources, links and quizzes accompany each tutorial to help users navigate the process of applying for and winning federal awards.
To find out more about SBA’s Online Tutorials, or to begin your learning experience, visit www.sbir.gov/tutorials.