For Government Agencies

Partner with Larta to maximize the ROI of grant funding for early-stage science & technology.

Since 2004, we have partnered with government agencies to accelerate the process of translating novel R&D into commercial market impact.

Experts in managing SBIR/STTR and TABA programs for commercialization of innovation.

Since 2004, Larta has been selected to provide national-scale commercialization assistance & accelerator programs (CAP) for entrepreneurs who are recipients of non-dilutive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding and other grants by U.S. federal agencies, including the DOE, NIH, USDA, NOAA, NSF and more.

Our commercialization programs foster emerging ventures through the structured phases of SBIR/STTR grant programs – to accelerate novel R&D from idea phase to become a commercially viable enterprise ready for scaling & global impact.

The transparency, reporting, and accountability expected by governments is part of our DNA.


startups participated in our Commercialization
Assistance Programs (CAP).


startups participated in our Technical & Business Assistance programs (TABA).

Government-Funded Commercialization Assistance & Accelerator Programs for Startups

Larta are the contracted agency for SBIR/STTR commercial accelerator programs in partnership with the DOE, NOAA, and USDA.

Technical & Business Assistance (TABA) – for DOE SBIR Phase I Grant Awardees

USDA Phase I SBIR Awardees
Commercialization Assistance

Our Innovation Platform.

Our innovation platform & ecosystem power our startup programs to accelerate new science & technology — by providing a unique combination of connections, resources, and funding.


Through our programs, the pipeline of early-stage ideas we identify and select receive the nurturing they need, with access to specialized expertise, tools, and guidance, ensuring these concepts evolve from ideas into practical, impactful solutions.


Our ecosystem provides innovators with a supportive network that includes government bodies, industry leaders and academic institutions. This network not only offers resources but also valuable connections and partnerships, fostering an environment where innovative solutions can thrive and gain traction.


Funding is the lifeblood of nascent innovation. A diverse mix of financial support, encompassing non-dilutive funds, grants, debt, and equity, offered by Larta and its partners, ensures that first-of-a-kind climate change solutions have the financial backing necessary to be developed, scaled and make a tangible impact on the world.

Our Product Portfolio for Technical & Business Assistance (TABA)

Our portfolio of 30+ products & tools for startups have been designed & proven over 25-years to accelerate translating R&D ideas into sustainable enterprises. 

Our bench of highly experienced experts/mentors work 1:1 with startup founders to deliver our products, customized to your stage of growth and specific goals. 

Our team of 125+ highly experienced mentors & ‘Principal Advisors’

Our programs are led by seasoned industry experts with deep sector knowledge. Each startup is assigned a dedicated Principal Advisor to guide their journey from idea to sustainable enterprise.

Sydney Edwards
Principal Advisor

Sydney Edwards

Executive experience working with startups on product and strategy development and increasing portfolio values in the Biotech and Life Science Industry
Principal Advisor

Farahnaz Forozan

Farahnaz has a wide spectrum of expertise and experience on pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, clinical trials, and more, working at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Genzyme, and LapCorp.
Principal Advisor

Lisa Geller

With a distinguished career as a seasoned intellectual property expert, Lisa has served as the Head of Intellectual Property for multiple leading companies, bringing a wealth of strategic vision and legal acumen to safeguarding intellectual assets. Her renowned expertise in IP related to life sciences industry has proven very beneficial in supporting bioscience startups.
Principal Advisor

Sunil Maulik

Sunil has held management positions at Pangea Systems, Tripos (NASDAQ:TRPS), Hoffmann-La Roche (NYSE: ROCHE), Oxford Molecular (LSE: OXMOL), and IntelliGenetics.
Principal Advisor

Min-Yi Shih

Min-Yi is a a multi-faceted technologist and an experienced business executive with key knowledge focuses on non-dilutive funding, R&D, defense, and medical equipment.
LeAnne C. Tourtellotte-01
Principal Advisor

LeAnne C. Tourtellotte

CEO and Co-Founder of JL Biosciences, experience in IP management, business development, strartup management, and commercializing technology in startups
Principal Advisor

Kwame Ulmer

Kwame Ulmer brings 20+ years of experience evaluating medical technologies in the government and serving in senior operating roles at medical device companies.
Principal Advisor

Xiao-Wei Zhu

Xiao-Wei is a Commercialization Advisor for SBIR grantee companies with phase I and phase II awards from NSF, NIST, NIH, and DOE, help awardees build business models with optimal financial structure and establish market positions through effective go-to-market strategies.
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About Larta Institute

Each year, we select over 500 founders and ventures to join our startup accelerators. We provide innovators with access to our programs, ecosystem, and funding, which all play a vital role in supporting the development and implementation of their solutions.

Programs Overview

Community Labs

Publicly-Funded Government Programs

Funding & Investment

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