SBIR Grant Programs from the Small Business Administration
EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) ProgramThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of 11 federal agencies that participate in the SBIR Program established by the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982. The purpose of this Act was to strengthen the role of small businesses in federally funded R&D and help develop a stronger national base for technical innovation.
Other SBIR websites
The Office of Strategic Technology (OST) -- of the California Trade and Commerce AgencyOST aids the development, application, and commercialization of technology for the purpose of creating jobs, responding to industry changes, and fostering competitiveness. OST is responsible for technology transfer programs that provide a cash match to leverage private and federal dollars for technology development and commercialization. The primary focus of the OST is on defense industry conversion. To this end, the OST manages the Gold Strike Partnership which consists of a network of Regional Technology Alliances (RTA). The three RTAs—the Bay Area RTA, the Los Angeles RTA, and the San Diego RTA—are industry-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit partnerships among the private sector, the nonprofit sector, and state and federal agencies. The RTAs formulate and direct regionally significant industry-driven initiatives for technology-based economic development and provide infrastructure and seek funding from various sources (including matching grants from California) for related projects. The Gold Strike Partnership focuses on several specific industry cluster technologies, including environmental technology.
California Environmental Business Council1830 Bering Drive, #22
San Jose, CA 95112-4212
The California Environmental Business Council, Inc. (CEBC) is a nonprofit trade and business association representing California’s environmental technology and services industry on a state, national, and international level.
Center for Applied Competitive Technologies at San Diego City CollegeE-mail: Info@cact-sd.org
The Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT-SD) is a regional advanced technology center (one of eight) designated by the state of California. Its charge is to help area manufacturers remain competitive by providing customized consulting and implementing process and management improvements for manufacturing programs. The CACT-SD uses its database of professional and technical experts to provide access to resources for technology development, as well as assistance with technical training, computer integration, shop floor management, and other areas.
California Environmental Technology CenterScripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California—San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 0241
La Jolla, CA 92093-0241
The California Environmental Technology Center (CETC) is a partnership between the California Environmental Protection Agency and the University of California—San Diego. CETC acts as a catalyst in facilitating the development of environmental technologies. It is a statewide organization that serves the entire environmental community by supporting a number of initiatives: (1) environmental research, development, demonstration, and commercialization projects; (2) developing basic and applied research programs in support of environmental technology for sustainable development; (3) developing and implementing technology transfer and commercialization services to the environmental technology industry; and (4) identifying potential sources of state, federal, and private sector support for environmental technology initiatives.
Environmental Business Cluster
1830 Bering Drive, #13
San Jose, CA 95113
The Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) is an environmental business incubator designed to provide the necessary support services for start-up environmental businesses. EBC provides low-cost space, furnishings, and assistance to environmental entrepreneurs. EBC also provides networking opportunities that entrepreneurs might not otherwise have.
UCSD CONNECTMail Code 0176
9600 N. Torrey Pines
La Jolla, CA 92093-0176
CONNECT is part of the Program in Technology and Entrepreneurship at the University of California—San Diego (UCSD). CONNECT targets technology companies involved in telecommunications, multimedia, high technology, biotechnology, biomedical, and environmental concerns. Its goals are to link these technology entrepreneurs with the resources required for success and provide access to government officials. CONNECT coordinates links with resources for financing, marketing, management, partners, and other support services. CONNECT has a two-tier membership structure. Companies that are currently developing new technologies or conducting scientific research may join CONNECT as members; organizations, firms, and companies that provide services to the technology industry may join as sponsors. Member annual fees range from $100 to $2,500 depending on the number of employees and amount of revenue generated. The annual fee for all sponsors is $2,500.
Small Business Institute -- California State UniversityLos Angeles, CA 90032
The Small Business Institute (SBI), part of the SBA Program, provides confidential business assistance to small businesses at no cost. Assistance is provided by upper-division undergraduate and graduate students who are supervised by faculty with business disciplines. This SBI has completed more than 500 cases and has received district, regional, and national awards from SBA recognizing its consulting services.
ACCELERATE Technology SBDCUniversity Tower, Suite 240
4199 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
The ACCELERATE Technology SBDC (ACCELERATE) is partially funded by the California Trade and Commerce Agency and the SBA. ACCELERATE offers business assistance including: business counseling, technical assistance, education programs, university and business linkages funding assistance, and referrals to experts. Complimentary business counseling services are limited to prequalified California high growth and high technology firms. ACCELERATE’s entrepreneur training events encompass business training, seminars, and presentations by successful entrepreneurs. The training events are offered to the general public for a nominal fee.
Two specific programs include:
California SBDC (Lead SBDC)
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