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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs merge the overarching potential of small firms with the legendary intellect of NASA.  These partnerships spur a kind of innovation that not only propels technology into the future, but most importantly, into the nation. By providing opportunities for small businesses and research institutions to partner with NASA, we bring conceptualization to realization.

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Your NASA Journey Starts Here

Small businesses can get involved by submitting a proposal during our solicitation period. Check out our infographic for a quick overview of the NASA SBIR/STTR Program and a look at the proposal submission process, using the programs’ 2020 dates as an example.

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Program Solicitations and Publications

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Astronauts working on the exterior of the ISS with the Earth below them.