Fostering partnerships to advance technological innovation and public-private partnerships.

The National Science Foundation Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships invests in high-tech small businesses and collaborations between academia and industry to transform discoveries into innovative commercial technologies with societal benefits.


The teams—composed of academic researchers, student entrepreneurs and business mentors—participate in the curriculum via online instruction and on-site activities through one of several I-Corps™ Cohort Meetings

2019 FALL SBIR/STTR Phase I Workshop

The NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I Grantee Workshop provides an opportunity for NSF’s SBIR and STTR Phase I Grantees to meet with NSF staff, learn about our program, network with their fellow awardees, and hear from entrepreneurial leaders. New SBIR and STTR Phase I awardee companies are required to attend this workshop.