Month: January 2020


Technical Readiness Level

Technical Readiness Level What’s a TRL? Technical readiness levels represent a scale for estimating the development of technologies throughout the life of a project. This system was developed by NASA in the 1970s as a way to stimulate “consistent, uniform discussions” about the level of maturity for a range ofRead More

The Project Pitch and F.A.Q.

The Project Pitch and F.A.Q. The first step in the NSF SBIR program is submitting a project pitch. This three-page submission gives startups and small businesses quick feedback before applying for Phase I NSF funding. Program directors let applicants know within weeks whether or not they are a good fitRead More

Citations in SBIR/STTR Proposals

Citations in SBIR/STTR Proposals by Christie Bell, CLP While citations are not required in SBIR and STTR proposals, application authors who choose not to cite the sources of their content significantly lower their chances of being funded. Appropriately cited applications help to assure agency reviewers that the principal investigator isRead More

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