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SBDC Technology Services

The New York SBDC can help you transform your ideas into products and services, whether you want to work on carburetors, computer chips, or capillaries.

Do you have an invention but are not sure how to bring it to the market place? The SBDC can help. Today, small businesses are responsible for a significant amount of innovation in regards to new products. More and more big companies are reducing their in-house R & D staffs and relying on outside small company sources, which creates great opportunities. If you are in the business of creating advanced products but have come up against a tough hurdle - technical or financial - talk it over with NYS Small Business Development Center's Technology Advisors.

The New York SBDC provides the following services for small businesses working with technology:

  • Provide consulting, training, research, and referrals to experts with industry expertise.
  • Identify relevant sources of financing – including venture capital groups, angel investors and other alternative financing entities.
  • Provide advice on the optimal business structure for your enterprise.
  • Provide advice on issues relating to intellectual property, licensing, trademark and copyright.
  • Provide advice about going public (IPO) or engaging in a merger, acquisition or leveraged buy-out.
  • Review and make recommendations about business, strategic and marketing plans and term sheets.
  • Review and provide advice about contracts and research agreements.
  • Assist with applications for state and federal R&D funding, include SBIR and STTR opportunities.
  • Identify appropriate partnerships with private, local and economic development organizations and state, federal, and university resources to ensure businesses have access to a full array of services.
  • Identify target markets and assist firms in bringing new products to market.
  • Provide advice about developing processes and design strategies for commercializing technologies.
  • Locate resources to consult, advise, analyze or test ideas.

The New York SBDC seeks out individuals with technical knowledge when hiring new staff and supports continuing education for existing staff in technology-related concepts to ensure the program can provide customized advisement to meet the needs of its clients. SBDC recognizes that companies implementing technology or working in a technology-based industry face a unique set of challenges, from obtaining capital necessary to fuel growth, to attracting and retaining skilled employees, to identifying new markets. The New York SBDC has a network of service centers throughout New York State staffed with business professionals with the knowledge to address these issues.

SBIR/STTR Programs for Small Business

The New York SBDC can help small businesses learn about opportunities in the SBIR/ STTR programs and help them prepare proposals for the programs.

The objectives of the SBIR/STTR programs are to stimulate technological innovation, to strengthen the role of small businesses in meeting Federal research and development needs, and to increase private sector commercialization of innovations developed through Federal research and development. All federal agencies with an extramural research budget of $100 million or more must set aside a percentage of their research dollars for awards to small businesses and individuals.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive three-phase award system which provides qualified small businesses with opportunities to propose innovative ideas that meet specific research and research and development needs of the Federal government. Ten agencies currently participate in the SBIR program that allows for-profit small businesses to submit competitive proposals.

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program is a sister program to the SBIR, with virtually the same structure and application process. The most significant difference between the two programs is that, while qualified non-profit research institutions or universities may cooperate in an SBIR project, they must collaborate on STTR projects. Five agencies currently participate in the STTR program.

As you would expect, each federal agency has their own rules for doing things, with different topics for bidding, different competition deadlines, different methods of preparing and accepting proposals, etc. Just because one agency does it one way, don't assume others will do it the same way.  

To learn more about the SBIR and STTR programs, go to

2017 SBIR Schedule

Access current news and bid resources for SBIR/STTR opportunities at

Note: Dates are subject to change by the agencies


Department of Agriculture 2 Jul. 2017
8 Oct. 2017
Department of Commerce    
15 Dec. 2015 
13 Nov. 2016
29 Feb. 2016 
13 Feb. 2017
Department of Defense: (solicitations typically posted at least 30 days prior to opening)
1. DoD 17.1
2. DoD 17.2
3. DoD 17.3
10 Jan. 2017
23 May 2017
26 Sep. 2017
8 Feb. 2017
21 Jun. 2017
25 Oct. 2017 
Department of Education:
1. contracts
2. grants

7 Dec 2016
15 Jan. 2017

21 Jan. 2017
3 Mar. 2017
Department of Energy  
30 Nov. 2016
17 Aug. 2017

9 Feb. 2017
19 Oct. 2017
Dept of Health & Human Services (NIH, CDC, FDA):
1. PHS/NIH (grants)
         (AIDS- related topics due
7th of following month)
2. PHS/NIH (contracts)
17 May 2017 

1 Aug. 2017 
5 Sep. 2017 
5 Jan. 2018 
5 Apr. 2018 
21 Oct. 2017 
Homeland Security     2016.1
16 Dec. 2016
14 Apr. 2017
20 Jan. 2017
21 May 2017
Department of Transportation 2016-1 14 Oct. 2017 15 Dec. 2017
Environmental Protection Agency 3 Nov. 2016 12 Jan. 2017
NASA 13 Nov. 2016 27 Jan. 2017
NSF     2016.2
14 Nov. 2016
14 May 2017
14 Dec. 2016
14 Jun. 2017
NOTE: Housing & Urban Development has expressed interest, but currently has no SBIR program.

Click here for Currently Open SBIR/STTR Opportunities

Department of Defense     2016-A
Jan. 10, 2016 
May. 23, 2016
Sep. 26, 2016
Feb. 8, 2016
Jun. 21, 2016
Oct. 26, 2016
Department of Energy  
30 Nov. 2016
17 Aug. 2017

9 Feb. 2017
19 Oct. 2017
Department of Health & Human Services
(AIDS- related topics due
on 7th of following month)
May 17, 2016 

Sep. 5, 2017 
Jan.5, 2018 
Apr. 5, 2018 
Homeland Security  Dropped STTR
Dropped STTR
NASA Nov. 13, 2016 Jan. 27, 2017
NSF    -1
May 14, 2017
Nov. 14, 2017
June 14, 2017
Dec. 14, 2017

1)  Dates are estimates and subject to change by the agencies.
2)  Links and contact points to ALL active (currently open) SBIR procurements can be found on the SBIR News Page.
3)  Links to SBIR home pages of all SBIR agencies can be found on the Related Links Page.

SBIR Resource Center - 5 Linda Lane - Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone: 410-315-8101 – Fax: 410-315-9560 – Email: