HSBIR Matching Fund application for Phase 2 & 3 open until Nov 30
The Hawaii Small Business Innovative Research (HSBIR) Matching Fund application for Phase 2 & 3 is now open until November 20, 2018.
The Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research program provides matching funds to help companies further the development of new products to solve critical issues. Up to $500,000 in matching funds may be awarded to companies receiving SBIR Phase 2 & 3 awards.
The Hawaii SBIR matching grant program is the longest state funded SBIR matching program in the United States. Initially the grant program only funded companies that received Phase I grants. In 2016, the program was expanded to help companies who are moving their advanced technology products from research into the market.
HSBIR Matching Grant Program Guidelines:
▪ First time applicants will be given priority.
▪ Previously awarded companies who did not complete the HTDC Annual Impact Survey will not be considered for funding. Upon successful completion of the next Annual Impact Survey (next survey release is February 2019), company will then be eligible to apply for funding.
▪ Companies with more than one application must prioritize which project to be funded. Only one project will be funded per quarter unless there are remaining funds.
▪ Applications will close on November 20, 2018.