Recognizing that commercialization is hard, Congress has made a portion of the SBIR/STTR funds specific to commercialization activities.  Designated as TABA (technical and business assistance) funds you can access up to $6.5K in Phase I and up to $50K in Phase II to secure commercialization services from a third-party.  DOE provides these funds outside of the award amount.  However, there are some stipulations on how it can be used.  See the current Funding Opportunity Announcement for more information.

Below, please find a list of resources that provide commercialization services.  Note that this is not an exhaustive list but a place to start.  

If you are a service provider that has not been included and would like to be added to the list, reach out to Carol Rabke directly.

Disclaimer: DOE is not endorsing, sponsoring, or otherwise evaluating the qualifications of the individuals and organizations that appear as partnering resources.

Organization Location Contact Description of Services
August Brown

Wauwatosa, WI

Gordon Nameni

(414) 704-6755

August Brown has spent the past decade doing exactly that, maximizing innovation. Should you need help identifying areas ripe for innovation, we can help. Should you need assistance developing a go to market strategy, we can help. Regardless of your need, August Brown has an experienced team ready to help you take full advantage of your innovations. We have helped companies identify innovation potential in their existing technologies, identified new, unforeseen markets for new technologies, and assisted with every step of the technology commercialization process.
Avicenne Energy

Landenberg, PA

Michael Sanders

(302) 540-9457

We are a consulting firm specializing in high growth technology markets. We provide start-ups with business development, market and opportunity assessments. Since 1992, we have rapidly established a solid reputation in Energy and Batteries, where we work with the largest players in the industry and organize a world-class conference, "Batteries".
Dawnbreaker, Inc.

Rochester, NY

Mike Morgan


Market research, competitor intelligence, scale up and production, marketing and sales, intellectual property protection and financing are just a few of the business functions that must be expertly navigated by the entrepreneur that wishes to be successful…… Dawnbreaker has a long history of helping companies be successful by providing a full range of services for advanced technology firms. Dawnbreaker has provided commercialization assistance to over 8,600 SBIR/STTR awardees which have in turn generated over $2.5B in Phase III funding.
Foresight Science & Technology, Inc.

Hopkinton, MA

(401) 273-4844 ext. 4004

Founded in 1980, Foresight is one of the world’s leading providers of commercialization assistance, technology transfer and business development services. Utilizing a team of more than 65 Senior Consultants, our services include market research/ validation, commercialization plan development, partner identification, licensing advisory, training/mentoring, and more.
IntrinSim, LLC

Canton, GA

Joe Walsh

(404) 374-7247

At intrinSIM we collaborate with our clients in the Engineering Software Market to design, create, improve, validate and/or implement key aspects of their business , technology, and go-to-market initiatives.
Larta Institute

Los Angeles, CA

Vaishali Paliwal, PMP

(213) 538-1456

Commercialization services offered by Larta Institute include business planning, marketing research and strategy development, product development, business mentorship, federal funding assistance, capital raising, and various other business services.
QuickStart Consulting

Longmont, CO

Clement W. Meas

(303) 417-1716

quickSTART provides an effective means of segmenting and identifying who the target customers are, a process to validate the market assumptions and focused research on the open, difficult marketing issues. The primary research tool is highly focused engagement with the target customer base. quickSTART believes this small investment will not only minimize product risk, but also provide a positive, low-risk, early market entry. The results: both a better product and a product plan with reduced "time to revenue."
Roger London

Roger London

(410) 340-5335

Roger London has worked with startups and F500 companies as a principal, investor or strategic/business planning advisor in almost a one billion dollars of transactions and awards. For decades he has advised entrepreneurs in realizing their potential and now, Mr. London enjoys working with selected SBIR winners advising them how to best protect their founder interests, avoid common missteps and advise them on topics not in their wheelhouse.
TechOpp Consulting, Inc.

Blacksburg, VA

Bob Fielder

(540) 552-2680

Our Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) support is focused on helping you win the next stage of funding, whether that is additional R&D funding, or product sales. Our unique approach is very pro-active and integrated with your project. We dramatically reduce the time that your team needs to spend on commercialization efforts.
Urban Venture Group

Columbus, OH

Burr Zimmerman

(614) 425-1230

We provide support in the following areas: customer-focused market research and "Voice of Customer" interviews; competitor analysis, industry trend analysis, industry value creation system mapping; market sizing, addressable market, and other industry statistics; capital access (equity and non-dilutive capital strategy, pitch deck creation); business model/strategy (including commercialization plan and business plan creation); and technical sales materials (white papers, marketing materials, flyers, presentations, website creation)
WBGlobalSemi, Inc.  La Honda, California 

Bo Varga


Our Silicon Valley principals provide business development, engineering support and manufacturing services to high technology companies. Business development includes business plans, executive summaries, market research, market presentations, and product plans. We also introduce US SBCs to large corporations, where appropriate, in EU, North America, and India, both for business partnering and at times to achieve funding goals.
Z-Poynt Systems

New Hope, PA

At Z-Poynt Systems, we perform full-service Engineering/Management Consulting.  We specialize in turning ideas into profitable realities.  We know that engineering leadership cannot be separated from business management and foresight in today’s interconnected and fast-moving technical landscape.  Focusing on the engineering challenges of communications, RF/microwave/fiber optic systems and satellite payloads, we bring to bear our business start-up mindset to the problems of design, qualification, manufacturing, and profitability.