For nearly 25 years, federal Small Business
Innovation Research programs have served as a
vital source of research and development
funding for high-tech companies.
Vermont’s Science and Technology Plan,
emphasized the crucial
role that SBIR programs could play in the
growth of technology-based business.
SBIR outreach has taken place in Vermont ever
since, initially through Vermont EPSCoR.
In 1999, the Vermont Technology Council and
several partner organizations created our
state’s first comprehensive SBIR outreach
program. The program, now led by the Vermont
Small Business Development Center, has provided
workshops and forums, an outreach website, and