Track-1 researchers seek to partner with industries to solve problems and pursue opportunities.
Small Business Research Funding
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs provide federal funding for innovation by small businesses. The STTR and SBIR programs support collaboration with nonprofit research institutes and research with commercial potential, respectively. Phase I programs provide six months of support for feasibility studies or prototypes, while Phase II programs offer two years of funding support for R&D. The SBIR/STTR programs execute more than 5,000 new awards annually, which allow innovators to advance new technologies and have contributed to the creation of thousands of jobs. Contact the South Dakota SBIR office for additional information.