Participants in the Phase 0 program have been twice as likely to receive an SBIR award.
TREND partners with the Experimental Program to Simulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to offer the Phase 0 program. Phase 0 provides grants of up to $5,000 to assist small businesses with SBIR/STTR proposal preparation.
A second level of funding, the Bridge Grant, is available to those Alaska companies with current Phase I or II awards or Phase III commercialization efforts in process. Bridge Grants are up to $20,000.
The Alaska Phase 0 Program is an optional and auxiliary phase designed to give Phase I and Phase II proposals a greater rate of success by providing expert reviews and financial support. It is not an official phase of the SBIR or STTR program and it is not a required step; however, SBIR and STTR proposals submitted under the Alaska Phase 0 Program have a 30% award rate while the national average is just 15%.
To be eligible for full Phase 0 funding applicants must:
Phase 0 awards are reviewed according to the following:
Contact TREND to learn more about the Phase 0 program.
Last modified: February 6, 2015.