West Virginia Department of Commerce Research and Commercialization Program

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Research and Commercialization Program

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, are federal initiatives that provide over $1.0 billion in research and development grants and contracts each year to small businesses to develop new products and services based on advanced technologies. These programs provide excellent opportunities to nurture the development of innovative businesses in WV. Additional information regarding the SBIR/STTR program can be found here.

The SBDC serves as the centralized source for information and assistance regarding the SBIR/STTR program for WV small technology businesses. Types of assistance provided include:
  • Host proposal preparation workshops and seminars.
  • Provide confidential one-to-one consulting services.
  • Provide general SBIR/STTR information regarding solicitation topics, agency contact information and proposal preparation assistance.
  • Commercialization assistance.