The SBIR Workshop is highly subsidized by the ACA and U.S. Small Business Administration. Companies selected for the training will be required to pay a reasonable co-pay for the services.



Online SBIR/STTR Training

This free online training course is designed to provide an introduction to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. In addition, the course addresses the SBIR/STTR solicitation of proposals, the proposal preparation and evaluation process, intellectual property and accounting considerations.

Completing this training will equip you with a better understanding of:

  • What it will take to prepare for and write your SBIR or your STTR Proposal, and
  • What you need to know in order for your company to use the SBIR or STTR programs successfully.



SBIR & STTR Program Overview
Proposal Planning
Intellectual Property Considerations
Financial Management and Accounting Systems

US Navy's Technology Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing


RevAZ, AZ Commerce Authority  and Titan Industries Host:

 Additive  Manufacturing  – Learn More About the Navy Program and Additive Manufacturing Technology Roadmap


Celebrate AZ Manufacturing Month and learn more about the Navy's Additive Manufacturing Experts about how AZ Manufacturers can connect to additive manufacturing opportunities. Tours of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing companies will be scheduled.

Who Should Attend?

Small to Medium Sized Businesses interested in learning more about the additive manufacturing and how their innovation may fit  with the Navy's technology roadmap.

Large & Medium Sized Businesses and/or 3rd Party Investors – Those seeking to partners with the SBIR/STTR small businesses to (a) establish the requirements and specification for the proposed outcomes; and (b) provide financial resources and collaboration for commercializing the results

University/Institute Faculty and Staff – Those seeking consulting and partnering opportunities with the small business on the SBIR/STTR grant

When: October 25-27, 2016 

Email or call 602 845 1291 to learn how you can get involved!




Department of Energy Phase 0

Department of Energy SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program


In July, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will launch the fourth round of its SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program to coincide with the July 18, 2016 announcement of the FY2017 Phase I, Release 1 SBIR/STTR Topics. The program is aimed at helping eligible small R&D businesses and individuals successfully apply for SBIR/STTR federal funding from the DOE. Since the program is entirely funded by the DOE, these services are AT NO COST TO PARTICIPANTS. The goal of this program is to increase the number of responsive, high quality proposals submitted to the Department of Energy within targeted states with historically low SBIR/STTR submissions to the DOE, and amongst women- and minority-owned businesses nationally. Companies and researchers may apply for services directly by completing a simple on-line form available at Registration for this round of the DOE Phase 0 Assistance program will begin July 18, 2016. Applicants will subsequently be contacted by a representative of the DOE Phase 0 Assistance Program to affirm that they meet the additional criteria specified by the DOE. Eligible companies and individuals already receiving services at the state level may receive additional services from the DOE Phase 0 program. The services offered by the DOE SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program are also available to eligible, qualified individuals who commit to form a company should they win a DOE SBIR/STTR award.

Click here for more information on the DOE's Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and a detailed calendar.

Please contact Jill HowardAllen or by phone at 602-845-1291 with any questions.


Dept of Defense Navy Sea Topic Release Webinar December 6


"The rights of SBIR firms and the Government in SBIR Data (“SBIR Data Rights”) are unique in all of Government contracting. SBIR Data Rights are much more favorable and stand in sharp contrast to the broader technical data rights that federally funded non-SBIR contractors are required to grant to federal agencies under non-SBIR data rights clauses. SBIR Data Rights, particularly the Government’s nondisclosure obligation, add value to SBIR firms and wealth to their owners." David Metzger, Esq., Partner Arnold & Porter LLP – Government Contracts Group

SBIR Data Rights add value to the SBIR firm and accumulate wealth for its owners. Learn more about preserving and leveraging your non-SBIR Data in this 4 hour workshop.

Upcoming Dates:

October 7 Phoenix – Email Jill HowardAllen with interest or questions at or call 602 845 1291.