The Accelerating Research and Commercialization – Washington (ARC WA) program

The Accelerating Research and Commercialization – Washington (ARC WA) program serves early stage firms developing novel innovative products or technology who are seeking federal research and development funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

SBIR/STTR SUPPORT

What is ARC WA?

ARC WA is Washington State’s first centralized support system for companies pursuing SBIR/STTR awards.

The program serves small businesses statewide with an emphasis on women-owned, rural-based, and socially or economically disadvantaged small businesses pursuing research and innovation activities throughout the state’s 39 counties.

ARC WA also serves as an important resource for entrepreneurial support organizations, sharing resources, events, solicitations, legislative actions and other information relevant to driving SBIR/STTR outcomes.

The goals of the ARC WA program are to:

  • Increase the number of Phase I SBIR/STTR awards in WA
  • Provide train the trainer to resource partners across the state
  • Provide on line and in person training to entrepreneurs to learn about SBIR
  • Provide resource links for innovators
  • Increase technical assistance funding matches for SBIR applicants

 

What is SBIR?

Unlike traditional venture capital, SBIR/STTR funds are non-dilutive, so participants retain full company ownership, including the rights to intellectual property.

For more information about the program visit https://www.sbir.gov/


This program is made possible by a 2022 Small Business Administration (SBA) Federal and State Technology Partnership (FAST) grant and is a partnership between Life Science Washington Institute and the Washington State PTAC/APEX program.
For proposal advising or other assistance visit:

Life Science Washington Institute

LSWI: https://www.lswinstitute.org/programs/sbir-sttr/

PTAC – Innovation Station: https://washingtonptac.org/innovation-station/


This page is under construction. For further assistance please contact
ARC WA at arcwa@lswinstitute.org
or 206-456-9580.