The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Food and Drug Administration – Guidance, Compliance & Regulatory Information

National Institutes of Health – Grants, Training and Guidance

Connecticut Innovations is the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies. With the addition of our Small Business Innovation Team in 2009 and our merger with the Connecticut Development Authority—the state’s lender—in 2012, CI now proudly serves great Connecticut companies, no matter what stage of growth they’re in.