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Helping you FIND money - SBIR Assistance
Are you a small R&D company in Hawaii developing new and innovative technologies? If so, you could be eligible for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I funding of up to $150,000 and Phase II funding of up to $1 million. Federal departments and agencies set aside money every year to award small businesses like you to develop new technologies and innovations of critical need to our nation.
In addition, HTDC Innovate Hawaii also provides a matching funding
to Hawaii’s SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) qualified awardees.
Phase 0: up to $3,000 for grant writing services:
Phase I:  up to 50% of the Federal Phase I award
Phase II:  up to $500,000
Phase III:  up to $500,000
 NEW TO SBIR? Check out our new Hawaii SBIR Phase 0 Grant Program!
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The purpose of the Matching Grant program is to help Hawaii's SBIR/STTR awardees enhance their federal project development, compete for the more lucrative Phase II award to typically conduct prototype development, and on to Phase III, ultimately reaching successful commercialization.
But how do you begin? The process of writing a grant proposal can be daunting. Innovate Hawaii is here for you. We have the means to guide you through the proposal process, via informative trainings and connections with qualified consultants, pre-vetted through our Business Consultant Program.
Helpful links:
What is SBIR?  What is STTR?
Recent SBIR federal solicitations
Hawaii SBIR Matching Grant Statute (HRS 206M-15) and Hawaii Administrative Rules (§15-32 & Amendment)
Hawaii SBIR Awards Information for FY2014

Contact us to find out more about SBIR funding and consulting assistance!
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program solicits from small businesses scientific and engineering related R&D proposals that respond to specific technical needs described in the annual Solicitation.

SBIR is a competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federally funded R&D opportunities that have the potential for commercialization. Phase I is used to determine the technical feasibility of the research. Awards of up to $100,000 are given.
The solicitation schedule for FY17 is posted here: For more information, please visit the NIST SBIR program website.

The U.S. Department of Energy is offering commercialization assistance to eligible DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I and II awardees.
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