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I have the pleasure of working with Kris Johanson at Iowa State University. Kris’s role is to assist those seeking SBIR / STTR grants. This grants can range in value from under $100k to over $500k in certain circumstances. Kris has been very successful in helping her clients succeed in being awarded these grants. It is a fairly complex process and it takes some time to get through but it is more than worth it. One of my clients has been able to bring in over $600K in grant money for his project.
A while back Kris wrote a chapter for our book How Business Gets Done: Words of Wisdom by Central Iowa Experts. In this chapter Kris outlines the SBIR and STTR programs, covering the three phases of these grants along with some excellent advice for those applying. It is well worth the read. Our book can be found on amazon.com as a kindle book and on www.lulu.com in print
If you are developing technology for market, you owe it to yourself to talk to Kris to see if there is a potential for SBIR / STTR funding.