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  • 1. MTDC SBIR TargetedTechnologies “START” Program March 23, 2012
  • 2. START Program OverviewOverview:A $6 million fund to support the commercialization of technologiesdeveloped under Phase II SBIR contractsGoals:v  Taking technologies developed under SBIR and priming them for commercialization §  Generate patents §  Build prototypes §  Perform market research §  Write fundable business plans v  Create fast growing MA companies by providing funding as well as coaching, business planning and introductions to potential investors 2
  • 3. Supporting the Innovation Economyv START is focused on activities essential to successful commercialization, to help support promising MA companies looking to grow and stay here in the Commonwealthv State support of the innovation ecosystemv Leveraging federal dollars into high growth companies moving towards the private sector 3
  • 4. The Importance of SBIRs to the State Massachusetts has long been a national leader in SBIR grants and dollars received •  2nd in the nation in dollars received •  1st in dollars received per capita •  $3.8 billion in commercial sales of SBIR technologies generated to date •  MA has consistently been awarded nearly 13% of all SBIRs 4
  • 5. SBIR Success Stories Company TechnologyA123 Battery manufacturerAgiltron Optical components manufacturerFoster-Miller Military robot manufacturerGiner Electrolyzer manufacturerInflexxion Healthcare software developeriRobot Consumer and defense robotics manufacturerPhysical Sciences Medical and environmental sensorsRadiation Monitoring Radiation detection equipmentSymantec Security software manufacturerTriton Advanced materials developer 5
  • 6. START Program Details3 Stages over 3 years v $100,000 each to 10 Massachusetts applicants that have won Phase II SBIR contracts v Based on progress demonstrated over the first year, an additional Stage II grant of up to $200,000 will be awarded to the five most promising companies v At the end of the second year, two companies will be chosen for a $500,000 investment based on their potential for growth and profitability v This process is renewed yearly! 6
  • 7. Eligibilityv Massachusetts based companies that have received Phase II funding within the last 3 yearsv The company must demonstrate a significant, addressable market for its technologyv Well planned use of proceeds that will take company to commercializationv Life sciences and energy/clean-tech will not be considered under START as other Massachusetts programs support them. 7
  • 8. Key Dates Event   Date  RFP Release March 27, 2012Application deadline Friday, April 27, 2012, 12:00pm estPresentations by selected Thursday, May 24, 2012applicants to START review board Stage 1 agreements signed Friday, June 15, 2012Stage 1 winners announced Thursday, June 28, 2012 8
  • 9. Summaryv The State and MTDC are committed to fueling the innovation economy in the Commonwealthv MTDC has a strong track record of helping companies grow and achieve profitabilityv A unique program to address Massachusetts’ unique situation 9
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