Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC)

Previous Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program Awardee (P-FAST) State Contact (STATE)

Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation

The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation helps prepare Kentucky innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology-oriented small businesses and their Kentucky-based companies for success in the highly competitive SBIR/STTR funding programs.
 

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program

The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program provides Matching Funds up to $150,000 for Phase I and up to $500,000 for Phase II (not to exceed two years). These Matching Funds are to be used for new and additional work tasks that are complementary to your existing Federal SBIR/STTR Award. Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program Grants are awarded by a competitive selection process.

 

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center

The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center offers to help Kentucky innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology-oriented small businesses (i.e. 500 or fewer people) who have an innovative concept and need to advance it, translate it into a product or a technology for commercialization, and profit from it. Assistance is provided to qualified Kentucky businesses throughout the SBIR/STTR process and includes: A one-on-one consultation, Matching the idea for its best fit with federal agencies, Available resources for businesses, Training on proposal development, Financial assistance for competitive proposal development, and Providing post-award guidance.

 

Kentucky Enterprise Fund

The Kentucky Enterprise Fund (KEF) provides seed and early stage funding to companies in Kentucky

 

Rural Innovation Fund

The Rural Innovation Fund (RIF) provides pre-seed and seed stage funding to companies in Kentucky’s rural areas (anywhere outside of Jefferson or Fayette Counties).

 

Kentucky Innovation Network

The Kentucky Innovation Network is a statewide program of regional Innovation and Commercialization Centers (ICCs) and satellite offices that together provide a cohesive resource offering free business-building services and assistance in obtaining funding. The Cabinet manages the network of ten ICCs and three satellite offices, which together serve every county in Kentucky.The Kentucky Innovation Network is a statewide program of regional Innovation and Commercialization Centers (ICCs) and satellite offices that together provide a cohesive resource offering free business-building services and assistance in obtaining funding. The Cabinet manages the network of ten ICCs and three satellite offices, which together serve every county in Kentucky.

 

Exomedicine Institute

Exomedicine Institute explores and advances medical solutions in the microgravity environment of space.

 

Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund

The Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund (KNEV) provides seed stage capital to support the development and commercialization of alternative fuel and renewable energy products, processes, and services in Kentucky. The KNEV fund makes grants of $30,000 and investments ranging from $250,000 to over $750,000. Qualified companies must be Kentucky-based and funds are to be used for business development activities.

 

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero

The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero grant program is available to Kentucky’s new and existing small businesses and college and university faculty. The grant funds are intended to help applicants develop a competitive Phase I proposal to be submitted to any of the eleven federal agencies offering an SBIR/STTR program. The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero and Double Zero program is administered bythe Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF), which is managed by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC).

 

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Double Zero

The SBIR/STTR Phase Double Zero is a grant program available to Kentucky’s small businesses who have previously received a Phase I grant from a Federal Agency. The Phase Double Zero funds are intended for the development of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II proposals for submission to any of the eleven participating federal agencies offering an SBIR/STTR program. The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero and Double Zero program is administered bythe Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF), which is managed by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC).

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