The NYC Regional Innovation Node (NYCRIN) piloted a new NSF program, SBIR Phase 0 with the goal of identifying and improving potential applicants to the NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I program. SBIR Phase 0 helped teams who developed a deep technology innovation to participate in the I-Corps process to test its commercialization potential, and to receive follow-on workshops and support to launch a new business.
In the first half of 2018, NYCRIN nominated, trained, and/or assisted over 30 teams through this program alone.
At this moment, this program is being evaluated and is on hold. For comments or inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org