SBIR: Small Business Innovation Research
Are you developing a new product, process or service that can help tackle a social issue? If so, the SBIR is for you!
There are various SBIR calls, each with their own theme. These themes arise when the ministry or another government agency identifies a social problem. They make a budget available and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency then describes this issue in an SBIR call.
EU companies with innovative solutions to problems in the areas of the bio-economy, energy and a safe society can submit a proposal within the tender period. Both small and large companies can participate in SBIR processes.
Apply for SBIR
If you want to submit an application as an entrepreneur, this works like a competition. Entrepreneurs with the best offers are commissioned for a feasibility study (phase 1). After that, entrepreneurs with the most promising feasibility studies are commissioned to develop and demonstrate a prototype (phase 2).
The three phases in the SBIR process
- Development of innovation
- Making a product, process or service ready for the market
Budget and openings
Every SBIR call has its own budget.
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