SBIR Advance Eligibility Requirements 2019


The following companies are eligible to apply for the SBIR/STTR Matching Grant:

  • Phase 1 Match Grant – Current/recent SBIR/STTR Phase 1 awardees that are Wisconsin based small businesses that are eligible for and intend to proceed to Phase 2, and
    • Are currently conducting a Phase 1 SBIR project, or
    • Have completed a Phase 1 project within the past 12 months AND are still eligible to submit a Phase 2 proposal.
    • Companies that previously won more than three Phase 2 SBIR/STTR awards in the last 4 years should not apply for a Phase 1 Match Grant. These companies may apply for a Phase 2 Match if they are still eligible.   

Phase 1 applicants must identify a commercial team of at least 3 active participants including company senior leadership, and agree to participate in all sessions of the Lean Startup Training Program outlined below which starts on or around February 4, 2019.

  • Phase 2 Match Grant – Phase 2 awardees having received no more than three Phase 2 awards AND with a current award end date after July 1, 2018.  
    • Applicants who have both a current Phase 1 and Phase 2 award should apply for a Phase 2 match.
    • Applicants who have a previous Phase 2 SBIR Advance Match grant award must complete the first Match grant milestones before applying for a second Phase 2 Match grant.  These applicants must include a description of the first SBIR Advance Match grant milestones and accomplishments and a justification for a second year of Match grant funding.
    • Please contact Todd Strother to discuss eligibility to use SBIR Advance funds to match Phase 2B or other federal SBIR/STTR funding programs.
    • Phase 2 Match applicants must agree to participate in up to three Investor Readiness Workshops presented by CTC as part of the program.

If you have questions about eligibility please contact .