Alaska Small Business Development Center


SBIR Accelerator on November 29th and 30th

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to transform your scientific discovery into a marketable product or service with the America’s Seed Fund for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Innovation Technology Transfer (STTR)

TREND Phase 0 Award Recipient Spotlight: Integrated Robotics Imaging Systems

Integrated Robotics Imaging Systems: Say hello to the future of wildfire detection! They’re not just a company; they are on a mission to change the game for first responders by equipping them with the power

Innovators Hall of Fame 2024 – Now Accepting Nominations

SCoR invites nominations of outstanding innovators or innovations from Alaskan communities and villages who have made achievements which have impacted quality of life, economic development, the environment, and/or the welfare of the people of Alaska

TREND Phase 0 Award Recipient Spotlight

Copper River Fish Market is not your average seafood shop. They are on a mission-driven, fisher(wo)man-founded e-commerce destination on a quest to make waves in the seafood world! Their mission is simple but powerful: to

Introducing Tyler Arnold, New TREND Program Director and the 2023 TREND Phase 0 Award Recipients

Meet Tyler Arnold, the newly appointed Director of the TREND Program. With a strong background in entrepreneurship and a passion for supporting Alaskan small businesses and entrepreneurs, Tyler brings a wealth of experience to the

$50k of 2023 SBIR Phase 0 Awards Go to Alaskan Companies

We extend our congratulations to the five Alaskan companies who have been selected to receive a 2023 SBIR Phase 0 Award! Your unwavering commitment towards pioneering research plays a vital role in driving Alaska’s economic

TREND Phase 0 Early Application Deadline is June 30

Calling all Alaskan innovators! As of June 1st, the Alaska SBDC’s TREND program started accepting applications for its Phase 0 SBIR grant program. This program is made possible through a partnership with the University of

Alaska SBDC Opens Funding Opportunity for Alaska Inventors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2023 Media Contact: Jon Bittner SBDC Executive Director (907) 786-7201 Email Alaska SBDC Opens Funding Opportunity for Alaska Inventors TREND program will award up to $10,000 to top winning innovation

TurboSBIR: Alaska SBDC Launches a New SBIR Resource for Technology Companies

The Alaska SBDC is excited to announce the launch of a new resource for businesses and innovators interested in submitting SBIR grants. SBIR grants are offered by various federal agencies to help fund and develop

DOE Boost: Application Deadline Extended to June 30

DOE Boost, a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and FedTech, is now scouting some of the brightest entrepreneurs and companies to tackle the nation’s most pressing energy challenges! Due to high demand, DOE is opening

Sign Up for May Alaska FAST SBIR Accelerator

Alaska FAST is kicking off the first virtual SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Accelerator in Alaska to support innovators applying for seed funding through federal agencies like DOE, NOAA, and NSF. They are looking for

America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo 2023

Competition Details for Startups Submissions will only be accepted between April 5, 2023 – 12 PM EDT and April 16, 2023 – 11:59 PM EDT. Join an informational webinar on April 11th at 3pm EST(link

Invention-Con 2023: Building tomorrow’s innovation

Are you searching for resources to turn your ideas into innovations, protect your work, and succeed in the marketplace? Don’t miss the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) free conference for inventors, makers, and

Risch, Colleagues Introduces Legislation to Boost R&D Grants for Small Businesses

“Alaska’s innovative small businesses are the backbone of our economy, so how we help them access research and development grants is important."

Opportunity for Entrepreneurs: DOE Boost

Learn about how to join innovators in New Mexico and Alaska changing the energy tech landscape DOE (Department of Energy) Launch Event Tuesday, April 4, 2023 11:00 AM (Alaska Standard Time) Register here Sandia National

Alaska SBIR/STTR Grant Program Announced

For Immediate Release Alaska SBIR/STTR Grant Program Announced Thursday, February 16, 2023 (ANCHORAGE, AK) – The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) has announced the opening of a new state grant program

Alaska SBDC and EPSCoR Congratulate the 2022 Phase 0 Grant Awardees

The Alaska SBDC and UAF’s EPSCoR are proud to announce this year’s recipients of the TREND Phase 0 grants.  Through the TREND Phase 0 Program, grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to Alaskan innovators

Join Alaska SBDC and EPSCoR in Congratulating its 2021 Phase 0 Grant Awardees

Through the TREND Phase 0 Program at the Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), $10,000 grants are awarded to

June Update from the Alaska SBDC Executive Director

June is here and for Alaskans, that means sunshine, salmon, and outdoor activities until you drop! I hope that all of you are able to get out and enjoy all the things that make living

Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant

Invitation to Participate in Alaska SBDC’s TREND Program for the SBIR Phase 0 Grant TREND will award SBIR Phase 0 funding of up to $10,000 in cash to 4 winning entries Alaska, June 14, 2021