While grants are not typically available for small high-tech firms, there is one exception: world-class researchers can access millions of dollars in grants through federal SBIR/STTR grants. MS-FAST provides expertise, assistance and funding and to encourage commercialization of technologies that can be developed because of these programs. Plus, Mississippi companies making applications for SBIR and STTR grants may be eligible for up to $2,000 to cover grant application preparation and research.

For more information or to request assistance contact Joe Graben at joseph.graben@usm.edu