U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Commercializing Academic Research

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If you have a technology or an idea, we can help guide you along, even if you don't yet have a small business.


Technology Commercialization Process

Technology Commercialization Process Flow-Chart

Scientific Commercialization Quick Reference Guide (PDF, 656 KB)

Why Apply for Small Business Funding?

  • Applicants who have received a R01 in the past are more likely to receive a small business grant than other small business applicants

  • The set aside for small business funding is increasing. The percentage of NIDDK funding available for this kind of work is increasing.

  • Small business applications, in general, have higher success rates compared to other funding mechanisms