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

gordon@augustbrown.com

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

m.sanders@avicenne.com

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

585-617-9412

mmorgan@dawnbreaker.com

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.
Foresight Science & Technology, Inc.

Hopkinton, MA

(401) 273-4844 ext. 4004

alyssa.belleville@foresightst.com

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

info@intrinsim.com

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.
Inventr
Brooklyn, NY

Vishnu Thyagarajan

vishnu@inventr.co

Inventr is a SaaS platform to help deep tech R&D teams get to revenue faster by managing their technologies from concept to commercialization. We specialize in using AI to automate patent landscape research, providing detailed insights into your IP defensibility, competition, and market growth. The result is more accurate data on your IP landscape in less time and at a fraction of the cost of other tools or patent counsel. We help companies ranging from Series A climate tech to mid-size organizations like AccuWeather, and are an exclusive partner of the USPTO. 
Larta Institute

Los Angeles, CA

Vaishali Paliwal, PMP
(213) 538-1456
vpaliwal@larta.org

Larta is a mission-based organization fostering innovation for a sustainable planet, across energy, food, marine, and healthcare impact areas. Larta’s portfolio of 30+ products for startups and expert network of over 50 subject matter experts have proven to accelerate the transition of R&D ideas into sustainable enterprises over the 25 years of the organization’s history. Additionally, Larta directly invests resources and funding (pre-seed to series-A) under its Larta Ventures initiative and supports post-SBIR Phase III scaling via its active investor ecosystem.
Neutrino Donut, LLC  Los Angeles/Austin 

Earle Hager
(512) 431-3940
ehager@neutrinodonut.com

The Neutrino Donut is a consultancy with a focus on technology commercialization. Our focus is on managing the development process for startups, understanding the use of grant processes, business development, and fundraising programs. We have worked with startups in all aspects of the development lifecycle. We have an extensive understanding of the ecosystems for universities, startups, grant programs, and global projects. We provide consulting services for partners as well as our own clients. As part of this consultancy, we have completed hundreds of technology assessments and business development projects in innovative technologies over the last ten years for domestic and international clients. We have been part of many SBIR commercialization projects, writing multiple commercialization plans and consulting on many more. 
QuickStart Consulting

Longmont, CO

Clement W. Meas

(303) 417-1716

clem@quickstart-consulting.com

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."
Rare Innovation, LLC Tampa Bay, FL 

Tim Raines

(512) 731-9636

tim@rareinnovation.com 

Rare Innovation has been providing commercialization support and business development to advanced technology innovators across the globe. We have experience with all SBIR/STTR issuing authorities and have supported numerous Phase I, II, and III wins as well as backend business development, fund raising, and go-to-market strategies. Our principal has also served as PI for a DOE Phase I exploring innovations in plasma facing components. Our experience includes over $100 million in enterprise hardware and software sales as well as millions in SBIR/STTR wins. 
Roger London

Roger London

(410) 340-5335

roger@americansecuritychallenge.com

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.
RTI International
RTI Innovation Advisors
Research Triangle Park, NC 

Steve McManus

(919) 541-7484

smcmanus@rti.org 

Provider of technology and innovation consulting services to Federal (NASA, NIST MEP, Dept of Energy/ARPA-E, DoD, DHS), University, and Fortune 500 companies. We are engineers and scientists with expertise in multiple technology and market domains, and access to the expertise of RTI International, a leading not-for-profit research institute.
TechOpp Consulting, Inc.

Blacksburg, VA

Bob Fielder

(540) 552-2680

bob.fielder@techoppconsulting.com

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

burr@uvgltd.com

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)
VentureCraft, Inc.  Huntington Beach, CA 

Shaun Sanders

(714) 855-2429

shaun@venturecraft.io

We specialize in creating persuasive business stories for hard-to-persuade, critical audiences. We transform your passion and vision into a viable, fundable business through proven commercialization strategies and captivating investor presentations. Our clients have raised more than $165 million in venture and non-dilutive capital across more than 20 industries, including energy, cleantech, medtech, cyber security, and space. By the end of our process, you and your team will be able to successfully explain to any audience—whether investors, shareholders, colleagues, or even your parents—what it is you actually do, why it matters, and why they should care. 
WBGlobalSemi, Inc.  La Honda, California 

Bo Varga

650-747-9554

varga@wbgsic.com

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

zpoynt@outlook.com

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.