Mississippi resources for securing
sbir/sttr funding


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research and Development with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program at 11 Federal agencies, SBIR and STTR’s provide billions in funding to support this early-stage R&D.

The MS-FAST Program, led by Innovate Mississippi, aims to increase the number of SBIR and STTR proposals from small businesses in Mississippi, leading to an increase in the number of SBIR/STTR awards.  Mississippi companies making applications for SBIR and STTR grants may be eligible for up to $3,000 to cover grant application preparation and research.  No matter what your experience level with SBIR/STTR programs, the webinars and On-Demand Bootcamp below are a valuable resource for you to learn more about how to take advantage of this great program.  After reviewing the materials, please follow the links below to make an application for the Phase 0 $3000 funding or to get technical assistance from the MS-FAST Program.

MS-FAST Program website including Applications for Phase 0 funding and other support (Click on the “Technical Support” or “Financial Assistance” links for further information on those topics.)


Below you’ll find recordings from different SBIR-related sessions and workshops, including our on-demand bootcamp.


2020 SBIR Week was a virtual event connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the SBIR/STTR programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $3.7 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas. 

This virtual event provided registrants with an opportunity to hear directly from the participating federal agency program managers that administer over 5,500 new awards annually and to meet one-on-one with program decision makers.


This four-topic webinar is designed to augment the SBIR On-Demand bootcamp with information specifically geared to University personnel who seek funding through SBIR programs.