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Montana Companies Have Earned Over


In SBIR & STTR Funds

How We Help

The Montana Innovation Partnership powered by MSU TechLink Center works with early-stage tech founders competing for federal research and development funds through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs – America’s Seed Fund!

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Montana Businesses Have Received SBIR/STTR Funding

Partnership Driven

The Montana Innovation Partnership powered by MSU TechLink promotes technology-based economic development in the state through education and expert technical assistance for SBIR/STTR applicants. We collaborate with universities and colleges, accelerators, regional and national FAST partners, and other economic development organizations across Montana to help connect you to a broad network of support as you launch and grow your business in Montana.

Upcoming Events

Thu, Aug 08, 2024

2024 NSF Summer Proposal Lab with Montana's FAST Partners, NM FAST and the WY SBDC Network!

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Tue, Jul 30, 2024

2024 USDA Summer SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab

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Our Partners


"The STTR funding and state grants have allowed us to remain independent. We can focus on doing the research and have full control over our company and the time to pursue commercialization of a product."

Philippe Diaz


"The SBIR program is important because it helps companies develop novel technologies that are of interest to the company and use to government agencies."

James Beck

Sunburst Sensors

"MTIP was my only help on my first grant which would have been too much to tackle on my own in the timeframe required. Without the SBIR, I would have had to take a job and not been able to start my company and explore this technology."

Sarah Lukes

Agile Focus Designs

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The Montana Innovation Partnership (MTIP) is based at Montana University TechLink Center. We are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Adminstration with additional funding from the Montana Department of Commerce.

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