SBIR Matching Fund

The GW TCO SBIR Matching Fund will help startups collaborate with GW researchers to develop innovations licensed from GW.

Applications from startups will be considered on a rolling basis and may now be submitted. 

The GW TCO SBIR Matching Fund will provide up to $100K per award for internal GW research. It will match 2:1 the amount of research the applicant company has sponsored at GW in the last 2 years. Also included in the match are amounts the company is providing to GW as a subaward on a Phase I SBIR or STTR, which started in the last 2 years. The maximum award is $100,000. The scope of work is to further develop a technology licensed from GW TCO. Up to 2 GW TCO SBIR Matching Funds will be provided per fiscal year.

SBIR Matching Fund Schematic

Applicants must have met all three criteria:

  1. Received a Phase I SBIR or STTR in the last 2 years to develop technology owned by GW.
  2. Licensed or optioned the technology from GW TCO. Preference will be given to applicants with licenses over those with options.
  3. Sponsored research at GW in the last 2 years or have submitted a sponsored research agreement or subaward to GW to be performed in the current fiscal year.

Email the following items to [email protected] to be considered:

  • The SBIR or STTR Phase I proposal that was awarded in the last 2 years. The most recent related progress or final report.
  • Project Description for the use of SBIR Matching Fund Award.
  • Budget and personnel.
  • Identification of the technology being developed under the SBIR/STTR that was licensed/optioned from GW TCO.