Get Involved — Small Business Innovation & Research

Subvertical, LLC attended the 2017 World Innovation Conference & Expo. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs presented information on funding priorities, research and technology trends, and the role of small businesses in R&D.

Small businesses with fewer than 500 employees who primarily conduct work in the United States are encouraged to review the SBIR/STTR funding topics. Does your work align with the mission of one of the several participating government agencies (NIH, CDC, Department of Energy, Department of Education, DoD, etc.)?

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At Subvertical, we look for opportunities to innovate and partner with other small businesses, government and social services agencies, and non-profit research institutions who are committed to social impact.

This week, we participated in agency one-on-one meetings with SBIR program administrators from the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Education, and the National Institute of Health agencies. We learned about grant proposal best practices, challenges of early stage financing, and agency funding priorities.

Topics covered in many of the conference sessions included:

  • increasing diversity in tech and business
  • the economic impact of entrepreneur-driven R&D
  • sources of key innovation
  • how the SBIR program can work better to meet congressional goals
  • importance of increasing connections between companies and universities

If you are a small business registered with the Small Business Administration and site, consider the Subvertical Research & Development team as a partner in delivering a solid cloud-based software behind your research idea. The application and selection process can be daunting but collaboration can improve the chance of delivering a strong and successful proposal.

Partners in Tech for Social Good

For more information about Subvertical or our software, VerticalChange, visit us online. To discuss research partnership opportunities, feel free to contact Josh Matacotta, R&D Scientist at Subvertical.