The transition from Phase II to Phase III can be the most difficult step for SBIR companies. The first hurdle in that transition is locating alternate funding sources, and the second is moving from research to a commercial product.
With years of experience in helping NASA connect with companies that can commercialize its technologies, the NTTC knows what it takes to make the leap from research to the marketplace.
SBIR companies now can tap into this expertise for help. The NTTC is extending its services to SBIR companies moving from a NASA Phase II award to Phase III. Specifically, the NTTC helps companies by
- conducting primary and secondary technological or market-potential due diligence;
- facilitating access to resources for technology testing, funding and partnership development;
- developing virtual or rapid prototypes; and/or
- developing marketing materials and commercialization plans.