Are you developing or commercializing an innovative product, process or service? Innovation in technology typically involves intellectual property that contributes to a strong competitive advantage in the marketplace and serves as a foundation for a high rate of growth.
North Idaho SBDC can help you on the road to commercializing your technology.
What We Do:
- Assess stage of business
- Evaluate market feasibility
- Assist with business strategy development
- Advise on copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets
- Business plan development and review
- Identifying funding options such as SBA Loans, commercial loans, angel/venture capital, crowd funding and SBIR/STTR grants
- Coaching on funding pitch
- Training tailored to innovation driven entrepreneurs
Contact North Idaho SBDC at 208.665.5085 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consultation with one of our coaches.
Inventing the Future: An Introduction to Patents for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (PDF) – This guide explains the basics of patents and benefits of the them for all types of enterprises.
Successful Technology Licensing (PDF) – A booklet from the World Intellectual Property Organization that provides guidance on how to prepare for and conduct licensing negotiations.
The Licensing Decision: Helping you find your way through the licensing process (PDF) – A guide prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy to help you find your way through the licensing process.
Small Business Technology Resources Network (TECH-net) – A gateway of technology information and resources for and about high tech businesses.
Patent Protection – Introductory information on obtaining a patent.
How to Get a Patent – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants three types of patents. Learn about each of these types and how to file an application.
Process for Obtaining a Patent – Step-by-step process of the steps in the patenting process.
Making a Mark: An Introduction to Trademarks for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (PDF) – This guide explains trademark basics from business perspective.
Trademark Process – Learn how to protect your brand name by registering a trademark or service mark.
Sirti – Accelerates innovative companies to success by delivering entrepreneurial coaching, low and no-cost business services, access to capital, and legal services.
University of Pennsylvania – Center for Technology Transfer – The Mission of CTT is to transfer inventions and innovative knowledge to outside organizations for the benefit of society.
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) – A program that encourages small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) – Funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena.