Sixteen small business projects have been selected by NASA to receive agency support for important research and technology needs. The awards are part of NASA's Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, and Small Business Technology Transfer - STTR - programs.
Twelve proposals were selected in the SBIR program for negotiation of phase II contracts, with a total value of approximately $7.2 million. The awards went to small high-technology firms in nine states.
Four proposals were selected in the STTR program for negotiation of phase II contract awards, with a total value of approximately $2.4 million. The awards went to four small high-technology firms in four states partnered with three research institutions in three states.
These selections are supplementary to the 142 phase II SBIR awards announced Oct. 28, 2008, and the 16 STTR phase II awards announced April 15.
The SBIR and STTR programs are part of the Innovative Partnerships Program Office at NASA Headquarters. The office partners with U.S. industry to infuse innovative technologies into NASA missions and help them to be transitioned into commercially available products and services for use by the agency and in other markets.
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