NASA Invests $51 Million in US Small Businesses

NASA has selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the SBIR/STTR Program. The contracts will provide approximately $51 million to 312 small businesses in 44 states and Washington, D.C. More than 100 of the selected companies will be first-time recipients of a NASA SBIR or STTR contract, and 27% of the small businesses are from underrepresented groups, including minority and women-owned businesses.

SBIR Phase I selections STTR Phase I selections



If your 2020 Phase I proposal was selected for an SBIR or STTR award, you are eligible to participate in the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) training program. I-Corps provides additional funding on top of the Phase I award to help small businesses increase the odds of accelerating their SBIR/STTR technologies into a repeatable and scalable business model. 

Learn more about I-Corps

Check the page for info on NSF I-Corps webinars, which will be held in the first week of May, June, and July.


Resources for Small Businesses

Our program is keeping track of several funding resources and opportunities outside of the NASA SBIR/STTR Program that are available to small businesses in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The page is updated periodically with new resources, so we encourage you to check back regularly for updates.

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NASA SBIR/STTR Success Stories

Read about small businesses who have worked with the NASA SBIR/STTR Program to grow their technology and businesses, making a difference across the globe and beyond.

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Getting Started: Interactive Participation Guide

New to SBIR or STTR? In the process, but need additional information?

The interactive participation guide helps you navigate through all parts of the SBIR/STTR process

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sbir fy 2020 solicitation

FY 2020 SBIR/STTR Solicitation

Open from January 21, 2020 to April 20, 2020

Selections will be announced June 30, 2020*

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*Date subject to change

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