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"Within 60 days of working with OmniSync we landed an SBIR contract with the US Air Force. In addition to their fantastic work helping us win non-dilutive funding they also provide valuable operational services and discounts for key things a startup needs. I already recommended them to other friends running startups."

- John H.

"Our firm recently used OmniSync's services for a USDA SBIR application. Their service was a godsend. The SBIR solicitation was exceedingly complex. We had written many proposals to federal agencies over the past 35 years, but were still unprepared for this complexity. The greatest help was in understanding the format and forms required for proposal completion. In addition, OmniSync's also writer helped us with content, background research, and references needed to support our research approach. In all honesty, were it not for OmniSync's support and guidance, we would not have successfully submitted our proposal. Compared to other similar services, OmniSync is very reasonably priced."

- Stephen H. & Martha M.

"OmniSync made the process to apply for the NSF SBIR grant easier and gave us personalized guidance that enabled us to submit a high-quality grant proposal. The unique thing about OmniSync is that they understand how startups work, and they also have a deep understanding of how the government funding processes work, and that dual-sided insights are extremely unique and helpful."

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What is the SBIR program ?
Most startups begin with a novel idea, which needs to be tested before any investor will believe it. The US government recognized this back in 1982, when they established the SBIR program to support innovative R&D in startups at the concept stage. Under this program, startups are awarded grants or contracts by the Federal government, without any expectation of direct financial returns. In other words, these are not loans, and nor does the government want shares or part ownerships in startups. This is why SBIR grants and contracts are often termed "non-dilutive funding" for startups, to distinguish them from investor funds that result in entrepreneurs' ownerships in their own companies being 'diluted'.
How much money are we talking about ?
The funds are given in 2 phases: Phase 1 - when you have a concept and want some funds to test the feasibility of your novel ideas. Depending on the agency, the range is typically $50-400K Phase 2 - when you have de-risked a technology and want funds to develop a prototype and commercialize it with one or more pilot partners. Depending on the agency, the range is $500K-1.5M Some agencies also offer a Phase 3 and matching funds for outside investments that the startup brings in.
What topics are funded ?
We can guarantee that no genuine startup, working on a novel product or service, will have trouble finding a fit with one or more of the SBIR grant and contract programs. The SBIR program is run by 11 Federal agencies on different dates throughout the year. Most agencies fund inter-disciplinary products, but in general: National Science Foundation (NSF) - the most agnostic, funds almost all areas of science and technology National Institutes of Health (NIH) - any and everything to do with health Department of Defense (DoD) - any and everything to do with defense and people within defense. DoD includes its various components, such as Air Force, Army, Navy, etc. US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) - Agriculture, food, and plan-related innovations in rural and urban ecosystems Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Food, water, air, forests, etc. all innovations that impact the environment around us NASA - innovations related to space and earth-bound products with potential applications in space Dept. of Energy - innovations in renewable and.r non-renewable energy in all its forms Dept. of Education - innovations and technologies to further educational systems in the US at all levels Dept. of Transportation - Air, water, and land transport innovations Dept. of Homeland Security - innovations pertaining to ports of entry/exit and related products with impact on Homeland Security Dept. of Commerce - Funds SBIRs through NOAA (ocean exploration, ocean-water tech, atmospheric sciences) and NIST (measurement-related innovations across all areas of science and tech)
What exactly is funded under the SBIR program ?
This is the toughest question to answer specifically, because of the subjectivity in how different people view the kind of work they do. But essentially, startups should know that the 'IR' in SBIR stands for Innovation Research, and so all SBIR grants and contracts are awarded for innovative (new) R&D work on US soil that has the potential to benefit the US economy in some way. One thing to note is that innovative R&D doesn't mean that you need to propose work in a university laboratory. It simply means that your work should lead to a new finding that can be applied in a commercial world. We have more guidance on our app, and strategy consultation available for you to gauge whether your project could be viewed as innovative R&D. We have helped several startups understand and position their projects in a way that make them suitable for the program.
How long does it take ?
From the time of application to receiving the money, a Phase 1 grant typically takes 3-6 months. The Air Force program is the fastest, wherein you get notified of a Phase 1 $50K award in 2 months following the application deadline. If you think that 3-6 months is a long time, and that investors might write you a check quicker, you should look up 'how long does raising seed funding take' for a reality check. And remember, this is free money that we're talking about!
What about STTR ?
The Small Business Technology Transfer Research is a special program within the SBIR ecosystem, which was designed to foster deeper collaborations between universities and startups. Its typically used by academic professors to commercialize inventions from university laboratories, and has flexible rules around budget spending and Principal Investigator eligibility.
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