INForm is designed to bring awareness to new and existing resources to catalyze collaborative partnerships in the state’s emerging innovation ecosystem, this series will host collision events to bring partners and thought leaders together to share information, develop programming and resource ideas, and foster a sense of investment into each other and the greater Indiana ecosystem. INForm will allow ARI to engage small businesses throughout our state on the unique benefits Indiana has to offer.  This is a series you won’t want to miss!


SBIR/STTR programs are the largest source of early-stage technology financing in the United States. SBIR/STTR programs are highly competitive and encourage small businesses to explore their technological potential. Funding is available from 11 participating agencies throughout the United States and focus on various technological areas.



SBIR/STTR Application Assistance

Experienced SBIR/STTR Advisors to help you navigate the application complexities, provide valuable feedback on proposals, and assist with ARI-issued support letters.

Our Events

  • 2024 SBIR Road Tour: Indianapolis, Indiana

    Jul 16, 08:00 - 17:00 (ET)
    July 16, 2024 - Agenda Overview (From America's Seed Fund Website) 7:15 AM ET Doors Open - Registration and Networking Coffee will be available. 8:00 AM Welcome and Introduction 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM Federal Programming The morning program will feature: SBA Overview of the basics of America’s Seed Fund (SBIR/STTR) Reverse Pitches from Federal Agency Representatives describing the unique features of the SBIR/STTR program at that agency Panels & Presentations on how to effectively participate in SBIR/STTR One-on-One meetings with Federal Agency Representatives Detailed agenda coming soon. 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch and Networking Lunch will be provided. 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Venture Capital Panel Join Indiana’s leading venture capitalists to learn about new avenues of funding for high growth and high-tech entrepreneurs. 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Past SBIR/STTR Awardee Panel Hear from past SBIR/STTR recipients as they share their own stories from application to award, providing first-hand accounts of how SBIR/STTR can boost entrepreneurs to the next level. The panel will be moderated by Matt Burkett from ARI. 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM University Partner Panel University research is key to many SBIR/STTR awards. Hear from a few of Indiana’s University research partners on their institution’s capabilities and offerings for entrepreneurs pursuing commercialization. 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM “Show Me the Money” Hear about the multiple streams of funding for entrepreneurs in Indiana from a diverse panel of ecosystem leaders including members from the Small Business Administration, IEDC, and more! 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Indiana’s Tech Commercialization and Innovation Ecosystem The Tech Commercialization and Innovation Ecosystem can be difficult to navigate. This panel will discuss the multiple programs hosted by the IEDC and partners to encourage innovation. The panel will be moderated by Natasha Jensen-Matta from IEDC. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Networking and Happy Hour Sign up to our community to stay updated on the latest information about this event.
    Indianapolis, IN, United States