The APEX Accelerator of Alabama encourages entrepreneurs and small business owners to take advantage of the wide variety of training and resources available on our partner websites.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
Online SBIR Tutorials: From learning the nuances of each agency’s programs to figuring out how to calculate indirect rates, the Online Tutorials covers all of the bases within the application process for federal funding. While some tutorials are broad and can be helpful to the novice, others are tailored to more seasoned SBIR/STTR awardees.
Project Spectrum is a comprehensive, cost-effective platform that provides companies, institutions, and organizations with cybersecurity information, resources, tools, and training. Our mission is to improve cybersecurity readiness, resiliency, and compliance for small/medium-sized businesses and the federal manufacturing supply chain.
Online Cybersecurity Courses: A primary goal of the Project Spectrum Team is to provide state-of-the-art training courses. Their training curriculum is a living and ever-evolving platform that keeps pace with policy, technology, and the tradecraft of offensive cyber actors. They aim to increase the cyber knowledge base of all users to raise the overall level of cybersecurity hygiene. Registration is required; there is no charge to attend. Access their training platform to view current offerings and be sure to check back often as they regularly develop new material to help remain one-step ahead of our adversaries in cyberspace.