The Kentucky SBIR-STTR Matching Funds Program is funded by the Cabinet for Economic Development, CED, Office of Commercialization and Innovation, OCI.  The Matching Funds Program provides Matching Funds up to $150,000 for Phase I and up to $500,000 for Phase II (up to two years). These Matching Funds are to be used for new and additional work tasks that are complementary to your existing Federal SBIR-STTR Award.  Companies from Kentucky and those willing to move to Kentucky can apply and receive Matching Funds Grant Awards.  The distribution of funds for out-of-state applicants; however, will be contingent upon meeting all the requirements within the guidelines, including relocating your business to the state of Kentucky within 90 days of the date on the Kentucky SBIR-STTR Matching Funds Grant Agreement.  Other stipulations found in the guidelines include that a recipient of the Kentucky Matching Funds Award is required to maintain their Kentucky based status for 5 years after receipt of the final disbursement of funds and at least 51% of the company’s property and payroll must be in Kentucky.  And, at least 51% of the Matching Funds grant amount must be spent in Kentucky.

Learn more and see list of awardees here.

Upcoming Events

July 15-18, 2014

Owensboro LTF math, science, and English training. Learn more.

July 22-25, 2014

Louisville LTF math, science, and English training. Learn more.

September 5, 2014

Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference. Click here to learn more and register.

Current News

Employment Opportunity

KSTC seeks Fund Manager/Director

Round 24 of the Kentucky SBIR-STTR Matching Funds Program will open on July 1, 2014

Applications will be accepted between July 1, 2014 and July 31, 2014. The deadline to submit an application is 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 31, 2014.  Read More

Laying The Foundation

KSTC will be hosting LTF math, science, and English training to help teachers embed engaging, rigorous instruction in grades 3-12 . Lexington, July 8-11. Owensboro, July 15-18. Louisville, July 22-25. Learn more.

KSTC's Mission

KSTC is an entrepreneurial company dedicated to enhancing the capacity of people, companies and organizations to develop and apply science and technology and compete responsibly in the global marketplace.

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