University of Delaware teams up to help small business owners

Entrepreneurs looking to form an LLC in Delaware now have help when applying for some federal small business technology grants.

The University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships and the Delaware Small Business and Technology Development Center have joined up to launch the Delaware SBIR Gateway.

The gateway will give entrepreneurs help as they work to to apply for the $2 billion in federal funds available through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs. The initiative will provide both hands-on training and educational assistance to interested small business owners.

"This is another piece of the puzzle to bring more funding to Delaware to help inventors and small business owners," Clinton Tymes, state director of the Delaware SBTDC, told UDaily – the University’s school newspaper. "At the SBTDC, we have assembled an excellent team of experts who can help entrepreneurs obtain these federal dollars by making sure they have all the necessary components for a winning proposal."

The SBIR and SBTR grants are administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Eleven federal departments participate in the SBIR program, while the STTR program is made up of five departments.ADNFCR-3052-ID-19919994-ADNFCR