For Universities & Research Labs

Accelerate the translation of R&D from an early-stage lab idea to a commercial spin-out venture.

Accelerate the translation of R&D from an early-stage lab idea to a commercial spin-out venture.

Larta Institute has a robust history of assisting university-based spinoffs including early-stage enterprises formed by faculty members and post-docs.

Our commercialization acceleration programs improve ROI on Federal R&D investment (grants) and institutional R&D. As a non-profit, we are committed to collaborating with government, philanthropy, research institutions & university partners to support the solutions that feed, fuel, & heal the world.

Access our global innovation platform & ecosystem.

Larta’s network includes some of the most forward-thinking startups, investors, businesses, philanthropists, community organizations, and government agencies.

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

Programs.

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.

Ecosystem.

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.

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.

Using non-dilutive SBIR/STTR grant funding to translate R&D into sustainable enterprises.

Since 2004, Larta has been selected to provide national-scale commercialization assistance & accelerator programs (CAP) for entrepreneurs who are recipients of SBIR/STTR and other grants by U.S. Federal Agencies, including the DOE, NIH, USDA, NOAA, NSF and more.

Our commercialization programs are aligned to the phases of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant awards – to accelerate novel R&D from idea phase to become viable and sustainable enterprises for global impact.

Impact Report

On Larta Institute’s 30th year anniversary, we are proud to share a glimpse into our transformative journey through the lens of our 2023 Impact Report.

This milestone not only marks a celebration of our legacy, but also reaffirms our enduring mission: to foster science and technology innovation for a sustainable planet.

 

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Join a Program.

Browse & apply to join our open programs, including commercialization accelerator & assistance programs for SBIR/STTR government grant awardees, and private startup accelerators supported by our ecosystem of partners.

5,000+

Larta startups

48%

of the startups in our active programs identify as women- or minority-led

$7+ billion

funding raised by our portfolio companies

200

acquisitions of Larta portfolio companies

26

IPOs by Larta portfolio companies

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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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