About the SBIR/STTR Program
The SBIR/ STTR program is a Small Business Administration funded program to help small businesses fund innovations of interest to federal agencies.
How can the Washington State APEX Accelerator help?
We offer no cost proposal guidance for Phase 1 applicants for any of the 11 participating federal agencies. The process starts with registering as a client with the Washington State Accelerator.
After initial intake, your APEX advisor may refer you to the SBIR/STTR Advisor for further assistance or may refer you to the next SBIR 101 presentation.
- Find SBIR 101 Presentations as well as all innovation related workshops on the
Our services include:
- Providing individual advisement regarding SBIR/STTR proposals
- Linking APEX clients to other no-cost or low cost resources
- Providing no-cost workshops
- Providing assistance with other non-dilutive R&D funding opportunities such as OTAs
- Linking innovators to federal laboratories
What is the Innovation Station?
Innovation Station is brought to you by the Washington State Apex Accelerator.
- The Innovation Station Website features a resource library just for innovators
- You can find Innovation Station at large statewide events such as the Alliance NW in March
Washington PTAC Partner links
The Washington State APEX Accelerator Program partners with state resources in order to provide a full array of support.
Some of our partners include:
Northwest Tech Bridge assists innovators who are interested in working with the Navy
The Life Science Washington Institute provides support to life science innovators and start ups
Small Business Development Centers provides assistance with commercial market research, financial planning and more.
Impact Washington helps manufacturers with job training, cyber security trainings, and much more.
Contact Kate Hoy, SBIR/STTR Advisor, email@example.com
Listed below are some current federal research and development opportunities. These and other postings can be found on SAM.gov. Washington State based small businesses can contact Washington APEX for assistance in responding.
Yes, dealing with the federal government is complicated. And yes – there can be barriers for small businesses who are attempting to compete with larger,