You are now on the ground floor of a new, exciting, intensive effort to assist entrepreneurs, small businesses and investors in Kentucky.
KYInnovation combines statewide resources assisting:
We are the central hub for small business support. We meet the needs of founders, investors, innovators and small business owners where they are, connecting them to the resources, collaborators and capital to help companies imagine, launch, grow and scale.
Answers about Regional Innovation RFI.View PDF
Kentucky’s phenomenally successful SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program is back. Click below for more information on new guidelines and upcoming deadlines:SBIR/STTR Info
The Kentucky Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Matching Funds Award Program 2018-1019 Round is open. White Paper Short form submissions are due August 31,2018.SBIR/STTR Guidelines
KYInnovation is seeking partnerships with organizations to support entrepreneurs, startups, scaleups and innovation-driven enterprises to create "clusters of strength” throughout the Commonwealth. Download the "Request for Information" below.
Once on this site,
1. Click on "Guest Access",
2. In the "Key Word Search", type: *KY INNOVATION PROJECT*.
You will then be directed to the RFI.
KYInnovation has issued a request for proposals to provide consulting services for its effort to increase SBIR/STTR awards in the Commonwealth through a pilot program.
Once on this site,
1. Click on "Guest Access"
2. In the "Key Word Search", type: *SBA FAST AWARD FOR SBIR/STTR*
3. You will then be directed to the RFP.
KYInnovation is seeking experts in SBIR/STTR to support program strategy and to assist in forming Peer Review Panels.View PDF
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2018) – The Cabinet for Economic Development will receive $125,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to launch a program preparing more entrepreneurs to compete for federal research and development funding. The SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program funds initiatives that increase the number… [...]
Twenty-four local economic development entities, Small Business Technology Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, incubators, accelerators, colleges and universities were granted $125,000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. The 24 grant recipients, including seven that are members of SSTI (boldfaced below),… [...]
Major stakeholders in Kentucky’s entrepreneurial revolution will gather Monday in Frankfort to take part in KY Innovation Day, with programming led by Chris Heivly and others from the worldwide entrepreneurial mentoring network Techstars. [...]
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