Get Funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs

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SBIR and STTR Programs

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Central to the STTR program is the partnership between small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. The STTR program requires the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II. STTR’s most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.

Leveraging America’s Seed Fund – excellent presentation for the neophytes first looking to work with the US Government.

As of today, there are 343 new/open projects for 2021. For the full list of open projects, go to the site.

SBIR/STTR Phase I awards are generally $50,000 – $250,000 for 6 months (SBIR) or 1 year (STTR).

SBIR/STTR Phase II awards are generally $750,000 for 2 years.

List of SBIR/STTR Open Opportunities

If interested, I’m happy to partner up on one of these endeavors. Please note all of these opportunities close out on 2/18/2021

N211-002: Just-In-Time Medical Logistics Resupply System for Forward Medical ; Due Date: 02-18-2021

OBJECTIVE: Reduce the workload on medical personnel through the development of a system that can provide automated real-time supply ordering, tracking, and monitoring capabilities to integrate into existing USMC medical logistics systems

Supply Chain Management 101 on the surface. The integration into existing medical logistics systems may be a challenging task.

N211-023: Collaborative Workspace for Next-Generation Navy Mission Planning System; Due Date: 02-18-2021

OBJECTIVE: Develop a collaborative workspace to integrate the disparate locations where mission planning occurs, and to facilitate the mission planning process within the ready room while maintaining operational security.

Sounds like a customized Microsoft SharePoint site can do the trick.

N211-037: Electronic Warfare Operator Workload Organization and Sharing; Due Date: 02-18-2021

OBJECTIVE: Develop a methodology for effective and efficient electronic warfare workload organization and sharing that increases the performance of the Electronic Warfare Operator and Supervisor.

Yet another customized Microsoft SharePoint site to be created.

Please make sure you read the “Eligibility” on their About page. The same page also outlines the “Three Phases of SBIR/STTR”, and “Award Funding Amounts”

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