This matching grant and loan program helps SBIR and other federal grant winners by supporting and making risk capital investments in people, technologies and emerging companies.
To learn more, or to apply: https://sbir-state-program.myreviewroom.com/
The SBIR Acceleration and Commercialization Program was announced in February. SBIR Phase I winners (2011, 2012 or 2013) may apply for grants to help their companies improve their chances of winning Phase II awards.
If you are a Connecticut SBIR 2011, 2012 or 2013 SBIR winner you are eligible to apply for a State Matching Grant in this program. If you are a first time winner you may apply for up to $30K. If you are a multiple SBIR winner, in Connecticut, you may apply for up to $15K. In either case -- if your project involves work at a Connecticut research university -- you may budget for an additional $10K. More
BIORASIS Inc. (Storrs) – developing a self-calibrating, miniaturized, implantable sensor for continuous glucose monitoring in patients. SBIR Phase I Matching Grant: $25K
MetroCrops (Norwalk) – using LED and hydroponic technologies to develop methods and equipment for growing high-nutrient salad greens in urban, high-density indoor farms. SBIR Phase I Matching Grant: $40K
SibTech (Brookfield) – developing image-based guidance technology to assist doctors with anti-angiogenic therapies for cancerous tumors. SBIR Phase I Matching Grant: $25K