Partner spotlight: Innovate Montana

Partner spotlight: Innovate Montana to host 2019 Symposium in Butte Butte, Montana holds a hub of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit and is an ideal location for Innovate Montana’s 2019 symposium. Innovate Montana is a program from the Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Development to help tech companies start, grow, or moveRead More

MTIP receives 2020 FAST Grant!

MTIP receives 2020 FAST Grant! MTIP is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $125,000 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program grant to evolve our support for Montana’s technology-related businesses for the seventh time. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration for the 2020 year. Only 24 outRead More

Partner Spotlight: Congratulations to MSU, 406 Labs, and Early Stage Montana

Partner Spotlight: Congratulations to MSU, 406 Labs, and Early Stage Montana Shelby Morris, MTIP Program Specialist Montana State University isn’t just located in a beautiful part of the country, it’s also situated in an ecosystem with the potential for high tech companies to reach commercial success. Shelby Morris, MTIP’s programRead More

Trademark basics

Trademark basics Guest post from MTIP senior advisor, Christie Bell It’s common for entrepreneurs to be overwhelmed and intimidated by the complexities of intellectual property concerns. The term intellectual property, often referred to as “IP,” includes patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, trade secrets, and more. Today, we offer a briefRead More

Congratulations to Bee Alert Technology on their successful Kickstarter campaign!

Congratulations to Bee Alert Technology on their successful Kickstarter campaign! by Ann Peterson, MTIP Program Manager Bee Alert Technology’s Bee Health Guru citizen science project Kickstarter campaign received over 653 backers in 30 days and exceeded their goal!  Bee Alert Technology of Missoula received SBIR funding from the Department of Defense and USDARead More

Online Platforms to Assist in Conducting Your Patent Search

Online Platforms to Assist in Conducting Your Patent Search by Christie Bell, President Christie Bell, Inc., Certified Licensing Professional, and MTIP SBIR Consultant You discovered a unique solution to a problem. It might even be the next big thing! While it’s tempting to jump head first into realizing your idea,Read More

Should you hire a grant writer?

Should you hire a grant writer? by Ann Peterson, MTIP Program Manager In our recent SBIR/STTR proposal workshops, a question about hiring grant writers came up. Our initial cringe at hearing this question resulted from one too many prospective applicants who think that hiring a grant writer will allow themRead More

Technical and Business Assistance

What is TABA? by Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, MTIP consultant and guest columnist The goal of an SBIR or STTR project is to commercialize the results of the R&D so that agency or private sector customers benefit. To assist in this transition effort, some SBIR/STTR agencies provide small amountsRead More

News! MSU TechLink Receives Federal Grant to Help Montana High-tech Companies

News! MSU TechLink Receives Federal Grant to Help Montana High-tech Companies MSU TechLink receives federal grant to help high-tech companies Troy Carter, TechLink Staff Writer via the MSU News Service SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 BOZEMAN – Montana State University’s TechLink Center has been awarded a federal grant to expand its assistanceRead More

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