Federal Funding Opportunities
Through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, federal agencies provide seed support for product feasibility studies and prototype development that is lacking in the private investment community. The federal Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program accomplishes this purpose and forges research collaborations between small firms and universities or nonprofit research institutions. Both the SBIR and STTR programs encourage transfer of technology into federal agency programs and private sector applications. OCAST’s program offers technical assistance through the Oklahoma Catalyst Programs at the University of Oklahoma Tom Love Innovation Center to improve the quality of proposals. The program offers companies guidance in accessing additional OCAST support and other resources as appropriate to their respective stage of development.