Helping Montana’s Technology Entrepreneurs

The Montana Innovation Partnership powered by MSU TechLink Center helps early-stage tech founders compete for federal research and development funds through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs – America’s Seed Fund!

Proposal Assistance

Our team will help you with solicitation matching, coaching, tools, proposal reviews, market research, and commercialization strategies

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FAST 2022 Microgrants

FAST microgrants help offset some of your out-of-pocket expenses related to preparing a strong proposal



Join other tech founders to learn about SBIR/STTR programs, proposal writing, and topics important to early-stage startups

Upcoming events

Join our Spring SBIR Accelerators

We are thrilled to be teaming up with regional partners to offer two cohorts for companies actively pursuing SBIR/STTR funding from the National Science Foundation and companies who would like to learn more about SBIR as well as guidance on protecting their IP and working with research institutions.

What is SBIR?

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Partnership Driven

The Montana Innovation Partnership powered by MSU TechLink promotes technology-based economic development in the state through education and expert technical assistance for SBIR/STTR applicants. We collaborate with universities and colleges, accelerators, regional and national FAST partners, and other technology-based economic development organizations across Montana to help connect you to a broad network of support as you launch and grow your business in Montana.

“MTIP was my only help on my first grant which would have been too much to tackle on my own in the timeframe required. Without the SBIR, I would have had to take a job and not been able to start my company and explore this technology.”

Sarah Lukes, Agile Focus Designs

“The STTR funding and state grants have allowed us to remain independent. We can focus on doing the research and have full control over our company and the time to pursue commercialization of a product.”

Philippe Diaz, Dermaxon

“The SBIR program is important because it helps companies develop novel technologies that are of interest to the company and use to government agencies.”

James Beck, Sunburst Sensors

The Montana Innovation Partnership (MTIP) is based at Montana University TechLink Center. We are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Adminstration with additional funding from the Montana Department of Commerce

Ann Peterson, Program Director

Montana Innovation Partnership powered by TechLink

MSU TechLink Center 2310 University Way PO Box 170530 Bozeman, MT 59717 406.994.7788

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