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Commercialization Center 

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The Idaho State University College of Business Commercialization Center will help high-tech entrepreneurs pursue Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant opportunities. Contracted with Elevate Idaho, this unique collaboration of expertise and resourcing specialists will help recruit, train, prepare, support, and join the Center in writing applications for submission. Elevate Idaho has brought together tremendous resources from experts in various fields with the purpose of promoting tech-based innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.


Basic services provided by the center include grant writing, market research, and technology value proposition development for submitting applications and presentations for Phase I, II, and III opportunities.

Specialized Services

Includes the following:

Daily One-to-One Consulting

Monthly Webinar Classes

Monthly Masterclass

Quarterly Series (Monthly Classes)

Quarterly Training on Presentation Plans and Marketing

Cohort Circles

Key Partners

The ISU COB Commercialization Center is made possible through the award of a grant from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program.

The Center has contracted with Elevate Idaho, which is a collaborative partnership of nine different agencies across the state. The nine agencies represented in Elevate Idaho include Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Small Business Development Center (SBDC State Office and Region VI), Idaho Department of Commerce, University of Idaho Technology Transfer Office, Boise State University Technology Transfer Office, Idaho State University Sponsored Programs Specialist and Vice President for Research, Idaho National Laboratory Tech Deployment Office and Trailhead in Boise.

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“Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.”

Center Staff


Neil Tocher

Professor and Chair, Department of Marketing and Management


Phone: 208-282-3588


Dan Cravens

Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Director of Bengal Solutions


Phone: 208-282-4694