You are creating an innovative, high-tech company in Kentucky.
YOU may or may not have startup funding, but you need whatever help is available.
Here’s what we can do:

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Funding Assistance and Matching Funds

  • KIIP: The newly launched Kentucky Innovation Investment Program guides startups through the intricacies of the federal grant writing process, provides expert technical analysis and strategy consultation and post-grant management, giving you the best chance to secure highly valuable non-dilutive funding from federal agencies.
  • KY Match: If you have federal SBIR/STTR funding and need follow-on money to take your plan to the next level, we can help. Kentucky’space nationally renowned program provides up to dollar-for-dollar match of SBIR/STTR awards.

Commonwealth Commercialization Center (C3)

Kentucky is also setting the pace for the entire nation with its shared service model for commercializing university research. C3 brings unites and expands the collective power of the Kentucky’s flagship research universities, while connecting them to the assets of every state public institution. C3 provides fast access to top-flight research and IP, as well as patent protection and other legal services, expert mentorship, capital and a wide range of resources for fast tracking the commercialization process. The 501c3 science and technology non-profit also includes a fund for companies at various stages of growth.