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Phase I is the jumping off point for most small businesses and research institutions working with the program. It is known as the “idea generation” phase, during which small businesses (and their research institution partners in STTR) establish the scientific, technical, commercial merit and feasibility of the proposed innovation. You can discover the types of technologies NASA is looking for by reading through the most recent Phase I solicitations.

Learn the basics of Phase I on about SBIR/STTR Phase I

NASA Investment

Up to $150,000

Available to

Small Businesses

SBIR Period of Performance

6 months

STTR Period of Performance

13 months

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