If you’re interested in being a SHARPhub company or participating in the MAP program, please fill out the information below and submit your application. We will contact you to schedule a conference call to learn more about your technology, the stage of your company, and future needs. If you are targeting a specific SBIR/STTR deadline, we encourage you to submit your application at least six weeks before that deadline. Companies are selected on a rolling basis.

Expectations of SHARPhub companies and MAP Participants
  • Participate in an assessment call to discuss your technology, state of the company, and any SBIR/STTR project plans and eligibility.
  • Commit to participate in program offerings and meet deadlines during the SBIR/STTR assistance program if applicable.
  • Agree to provide data about company progress for two years following program acceptance necessary for NIH reporting.
Evaluation Criteria
  • Life science innovation that is developed (or developing) into a startup company
  • Company headquarters and R&D operations in (or planned to be in) a SHARPhub Central Region state (KS, OK, NE, ND, SD)
  • Attendance at SHARPhub training or equivalent:
    • Entrepreneurial Training
    • Intensive Workshop: SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH
    • Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Proposals
  • Technology developed at a university in a SHARPhub Central IDeA state or from NIH-funded research conducted in a SHARPhub state
  • Technology that aligns with NIH SBIR/STTR requirements
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