Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network


Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Assistance


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly-competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Free Assistance

The Massachusetts SBDC's Government Sales Advisory Program assists Massachusetts advanced technology and life sciences companies with making successful application(s) for SBIR funding. 

This funding helps companies with:

  • Funding of innovative, sometimes high risk, research and development

  • Transitioning transformational ideas and technologies into products

  • Non-dilutive working capital

The Government Sales Advisory Program provides free assistance with:

  • Business entity and formation

  • Identifying SBIR funding opportunities

  • Strategies for approaching SBIR funding

  • Reviewing proposals

  • Identifying potential partners

  • Preparing for and understanding post-award issues

  • Understanding and interpreting reviewer comments

If you are interested in receiving SBIR-related assistance, please click on the Request for Advising link below. All clients are required to complete a Request for Advising prior to receiving services. A staff member will be in touch soon to schedule an appointment with an SBIR business advisor.