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The FAST Program

The Wyoming SBDC Network in conjunction with the University of Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative (WSSI) are providing additional Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) assistance for Wyoming entrepreneurs and businesses.  The FAST (Federal and State Technology) program is working in concert with WSSI to expand the understanding and training assistance to those who can participate. 

To understand if SBIR is right for you and your business, please see this checklist: Is SBIR Right for My Company checklist.pdf

Participants do not, necessarily, have to be pursuing an SBIR/STTR project (although the services offered would greatly benefit most participants).  All that is needed is the interest in innovation and commercialization of new technologies.  

The following describes some of the services the Wyoming SBDC is providing under the FAST Program.


Training Workshops

The Wyoming SBDC Network provided a series of training webinars/workshops using a variety of subject matter experts with focus on the following areas, (click on link for access to the recording):



Wyoming Mentor and Peer Network

meetup-logo.gifAn important part of the SBIR/STTR programs is its mentor and peer network.  The Wyoming SBDC is growing this network around the state.  Please welcome businesses who might benefit and contribute know about this growing network.  To see what is coming up and to see who is planning on being there and letting everyone else know, take advantage of the SBIR/STTR Meetup Group: to attend these events.

Industry Specific Consulting

The Wyoming SBDC Network provides expert consulting for approved applicants to approved consultants for a maximum of $1,000 per small business. This consulting is designed to be specific to their individual needs and may include but is not limited to such assistance as: Rapid Prototype Development; Regulatory Compliance Assistance; Commercialization Planning and Implementation, and Human Resource Guidance.

In addition to the above topics, the Wyoming SBDC Network will provide one consultant in the area of Commercialization who will conduct training and follow up one-on-one advising in the area of commercialization for use by those businesses seeking SBIR Phase I or Phase II opportunities. 


University of Wyoming Technology Transfers

Working with the Wyoming Technology Transfer and Research Products Center, existing available technologies owned by the University of Wyoming will be made available to businesses across the state and potentially nationwide.