Guides for Montana Innovators and SBIR Candidates

These guides are for potential applicants to federal SBIR programs as well as clients interested in information on intellectual property (IP). The links to individual SBIR guides will re-direct you SBIR.gov summaries for these agencies’ SBIR/STTR programs.  They will help you understand the unique aspects of each agency’s SBIR program, describe the nature of its topics, and links readers to additional agency resources. When used in conjunction with MTIP’s Profile of a Good Candidate, these guides will help prospective applicants determine quickly whether to pursue funding under the federal SBIR program and how best to approach proposal development.  Guides for inventors include an introduction to IP and information on conducting a patent search.  Each link will open in a separate window and will include a pdf prepared by MTIP or direct you to resources available from SBIR.gov, the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), or other complementary service providers.