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Elevate Idaho

“Idaho’s link to the SBIR/STTR Program; non-dilutive research and development funding.”

 

Elevate Idaho is . . . .

Elevate Idaho: Idaho’s link to the SBIR/STTR Program; non-dilutive research and development funding.The Idaho SBIR/STTR Virtual Innovation Center assists small Idaho businesses apply for federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These non-dilutive funds are dedicated to the research and development of new technology.

The Center supports companies interested in applying for funds through both programs. Whether you are a beginner, or a novice, in the grant process, the Idaho SBIR/STTR Virtual Innovation Center Team is here to assist every step of the way.

“The HUB” – The SBIR/STTR Virtual Innovation Center HUB is administered through Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI), Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Idaho Falls.

The Idaho SBIR/STTR Virtual Innovation Center consists of a strong statewide network of mentors with expertise in the SBIR/STTR Grant Program working hand-in-hand to bring together the resources required to build and expand a robust SBIR/STTR program in Idaho. The Idaho SBIR/STTR Virtual Innovation Center is the epicenter for all SBIR/STTR activities in Idaho to include virtual training and educational workshops, virtual one-on-one consulting, virtual writing assistance, virtual proposal reviews, virtual assistance with strategic commercialization planning, and real-time collaboration between researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups, and tech-based economic development partners across Idaho.

 

 

Workshops

Interested in learning more about the SBIR and STTR Programs?

June 2, 2021 – PTAC will host a government contracting Virtual Symposium. Individuals interested in government contracting with an introduction to the SBIR Program and writing a proposal.

July 2021 (Date TBD) SBIR Road Show Tour in Idaho Falls.

August 2021 (Date TBD) SBIR Commercialization Training

August 2021 to July 2022 (Dates TBD)

SBIR Monthly Meet-ups and Support Forms begin. Join us in interactive forums where all attendees collaborate as a group. Includes a Q&A session; allows attendees to share challenges, discoveries, pathways, and review of potential opportunities with various federal agencies. Attendees learn from each other as well as the Idaho SBIR/STTR Virtual Innovation Center Team.

October 2021 (Date TBD) 101 Workshop; 201 Workshop; 301 Workshop

January 2022 (Date TBD) 101 Workshop; 201 Workshop; 301 Workshop

April 2022 (Date TBD) 101 Workshop; 201 Workshop; 301 Workshop

July 2022 (Date TBD) 101 Workshop; 201 Workshop; 301 Workshop

July 2022 (Date TBD) SBIR Road Show Tour in Idaho Falls.

 

 

Satellite Offices

The Idaho SBIR/STTR Virtual Innovation Center provides a a strong pool of statewide resource providers under a unique statewide “HUB and SPOKE MODEL” to assist individuals interested in submitting an SBIR or STTR grant. Resource Providers and Partners – the SPOKES - are strategically located across the State of Idaho under the Idaho SBIR/STTR Virtual Innovation Center Satellite Offices. Partners include:

 

  • Boise State University Technology Transfer Office – Katy Weiser

  • Idaho Commerce – Tom Kealey 

  • Idaho Commerce (iGem Program) – Carman Achabal

  • Idaho National Laboratory Tech Deployment Office – Jason Stolworthy 

  • Idaho State University Technology Transfer Office – Steve Wright 

  • University of Idaho Technology Transfer Office – Jeremy Tamsen 

  • Trailhead – Tiam Tastegar & Matt Gilkerson

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

News & Highlights

Check back here for the latest updates on Elevate Idaho!

  • Funding Opportunities
  • Funding deadlines
  • More to come!

 

Contact Us

Lori Manning
Idaho PTAC Program Director
(208) 562-3746
lorimanning@boisestate.edu

Teresa McKnight
CEO of REDI
(208) 522-2014
tmcknight@rediconnects.org

Dave Noack
Program Director, SBDC
(208) 523-1087
noacdavi@isu.edu

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