The Technology Transfer Assistance Grant Program (TTAG) assists Arkansas’ enterprises in developing or improving products or processes through the transfer of technical solutions to technology-based, industry-driven problems, thus enhancing that enterprise’s market competitiveness.
The Arkansas Science & Technology Authority provides limited financial support for the transfer and deployment of innovative technology. The Authority will fund up to $3,750 of costs associated with transferring new or existing technology from a qualified applicant -- such as a public or private enterprise, laboratory, college or university -- to an enterprise based in Arkansas. Up to $5,000 of total project costs will be considered, with the first $2,500 funded by the Authority; the remaining $2,500 is cost-shared equally (50:50) between the Authority and the enterprise. Each enterprise is eligible to receive assistance for two technology transfer projects per year. Projects are evaluated on a competitive basis.
The Authority defines eligibility as broadly as possible to encourage submissions that reflect the greatest potential for project success. Qualified eligible applicants include one or more technology transfer resource providers who possess or have the capability to locate innovative technology to transfer to a specific Arkansas-based enterprise.
How to Participate
All qualified applicants must complete the on-line application at the link below. The application must address the transfer of innovative technology from a qualified Resource Provider to an Arkansas based enterprise.
Projects will be evaluated by the Authority on every other Thursday (see schedule below). Evaluation criteria include the demonstration of support resources available to ensure probable project success, as well as technical and commercial feasibility of the project. The project must have a time frame of no longer than 90 days.
How to Use a TTAG
The best way to understand how minigrants like TTAGS can benefit your company is to look at past recipients and what they used it for. Below are some examples of past recipients who have used TTAGS for various purposes.
BlueInGreen developed an SBIR Phase II proposal.
Baldor Electric used the funds to pay for an ISO 9000 Assessment.
EquityNet adapted an existing business analysis tool.
Whirlpool Corporation used the funds to develop corrective action databases.
InterveXion Therapeutics used the funds for marketing strategic development.
Lennox Industries to create employee hiring procedures.
ORLUMET developed an SBIR Phase I proposal.
SGL Carbon used funds to pay for an Arc Flash Assessment
Schedule of TTAG Meeting Dates
Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by the Friday before the meeting in which they are to be reviewed.
June 6, 20
August 8, 22
Sept 5, 19
Oct 3, 17, 31
Nov 14, 27 (Wed)
Dec 12, 26
Jan 9, 23
Feb 6, 20
March 6, 20
April 3, 17
May 1, 15, 29
Rules, Guidelines and Forms
The following forms are pdf documents and require
the free Adobe Reader to view or print.
Rules - PDF
Match Agreement - PDF
Online Application Instructions - PDF
Application/Resource Provider - PDF
Note: Resource Providers will have to fill out the above form in order to participate in the TTAG program.
Final Report Form - PDF
Form W-9 - PDF
Stephanie Y. Johnson
Finance Program Manager
900 West Capitol, Suite 320
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 683-4420 (fax)