Since 2012, Larta has designed USDA-CAP1 to accelerate Phase 1 USDA grant awardees' commercialization outcomes and work towards winning a USDA Phase II grant. Participating companies receive one-on-one mentorship from seasoned mentors, world-class research and content for strategy development, interactive webinars, market-based feedback and strategic introductions to Fortune 1000 companies. 76% of companies in our program won a USDA Phase II grant. Learn more about our USDA-CAP1 program here.
We translate USDA’s investment in a wide range of applied agricultural technology projects into sustainable business enterprises. Supporting Phase II SBIR/STTR awardees, USDA-CATP is comprised of training seminars, individual mentoring and exposure to potential partner/investor networks within the agri-business sector. Participants develop a Commercialization Strategy Report (CSR). Participants generated contacts with prospective partners, term sheets, and deals. Learn more about this program here.
As a commercialization partner to NSF, each year Larta catalyzes commercial outcomes and serves as an advocate for close to 200 cutting edge innovations in diverse sectors (chemicals, advanced materials, energy and renewables, electronics & IT, healthcare, and manufacturing tech). Larta’s customer-focused methodology is supplemented by learning modules that help companies develop a flexible and realistic commercialization plan to support their next level of development and fundraising activities and strategic introductions to drive market and customer awareness. As a result, Phase II success rates for Larta Alumni have been above traditional levels. Learn more here.
In partnership with Larta’s Romania-based local partners, RICAP enables Romanian technology startups, sourced from the private sector and leading university/research centers, to set the stage for partnerships and financing by crafting custom commercialization strategies. RICAP will also build local capacity to sustain entrepreneurial development in the region. Participants range in fields from renewable energy, healthcare IT, software, e-learning, web services and others. Learn more here.
Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation teamed up with Larta to accelerate the commercialization of innovations developed in Malaysia, centered on emerging and established life sciences and Ag biotech companies sourced from universities and government-sponsored grant programs. companies benefited by broadening their market reach and significance beyond Malaysia. Outcomes included in-depth customer interviews leading to licensing relationships, international contacts to drive growth, and strategic partnerships with industry leaders.
With a successful partnership in 2005, NIST awarded Larta a formal program in 2014: the NIST Technology Commercialization Assistance Program (TCAP) for its SBIR grantees. Using Larta’s customer-focused methodology and supplemented learning modules, NIST-TCAP is designed to help companies develop a flexible and realistic commercialization plan as part of their Phase II grant proposal, support their next level of development, fundraising activities, and strategic introductions. The program is designed to continue in Phase II for successful Phase II applicants, by putting the CP that was developed in Phase I to action. Phase II grantees will work on specific targeted outcome(s) to move forward through Phase II and beyond.