Programs for Entrepreneurs

Bio & Health Tech SBIR Impact NYC

A competitive one-on-one SBIR/STTR application assistance program for life sciences and healthcare technology ventures based in New York City.


Small Business Innovation Research

Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, 11 federal agencies award over $2.3 billion in non-dilutive grants and contracts annually. These programs provide critical early-stage funding for R&D in a small business setting.

What is SBIR Impact NYC?

An initiative of NYCEDC and the City of New York, SBIR Impact NYC is designed to enhance the competitiveness of SBIR/STTR proposals among NYC-based life sciences and healthcare technology companies. The program features:

  • Introductory workshops and webinars open to the public.
  • 20 hrs. of one-on-one assistance for each of 20 select companies actively preparing SBIR/STTR proposals. 

Overview of Application Process:

Interested participants should submit an online application by one of three deadlines: January 14, April 22, and Sept 9. 

Application DeadlineJan 14Apr 22Sept 9
Participants Notified byJan 23Apr 30Sept 18

Applicants will be asked to participate in an assessment call with our Program Team to discuss eligibility and interest in submitting an SBIR/STTR application. Once 20 companies are selected, a waiting list will be established and additional companies may be accepted based on availability.

In addition to receiving 20 hours of expert assistance, selected participants will be expected to participate in one of our Intensive Training workshops. 

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News & Updates


    SBIR Impact: Measuring Its First Two Years

     |  NYCEDC
    SBIR IMPACT is a NYCEDC program designed to help NYC-based bio and health tech companies be more competitive in recruiting early-stage funding. In just two years, SBIR Impact has lived up to its name. Here are the numbers to prove it.

    The ABCs of SBIR/STTR Funding

     |  NYCEDC
    The first public session of the SBIR IMPACT program will be conducted by nationally recognized SBIR/STTR expert and SBIR Impact program director, Lisa Kurek on Monday, February 2 at Columbia University. Learn more about the free session here.


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