Resource Library

We’ve made it easy for you by creating a curated resource library based on where you are in your SBIR/STTR journey. Peruse the library to see relevant information for Phase 0, Phase 1, and Phase 2 and beyond! We recommend reviewing these resources in advance of the engagement sessions to get the most out of the event.
phase 0 thumbnail image Preparing for a Phase 1 submission to increase likelihood of award. If you are new to the program or have applied but have never been awarded a Phase 1, this content is for you. phase 1 thumbnail image Making the most of your Phase 1 experience. If you have recently been awarded a Phase 1 or expect to be awarded, this content is for you. phase 2 thumbnail image Leveraging opportunities and making connections. If you have recently been selected for a Phase 2 award or are currently in a Phase 2, this content is for you.
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General Information

The following resources are relevant to all, no matter where you are in your SBIR/STTR Journey.

A Next Steps Checklist for your NASA SBIR/STTR Program Journey

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A Next Steps Checklist for your NASA SBIR/STTR Program Journey

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Phase 1 with the NASA Small Business Innovations Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program is just the beginning of a long and fruitful journey with NASA. Our goal is to help transition your technology towards integration into a NASA or other government agency mission and/or the commercial market.

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Center Capabilities - General

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Center Capabilities

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Learn more about NASA's 10 centers, spread out across the country, including their unique capabilities and contact information for program representatives that work at each one.

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Commercialization and Business Planning - Phase 2

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Commercialization and Business Planning

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It is never to early to start thinking about how you will position your technology or idea in the larger marketplace. Check out presentation (and the corresponding video) to get tips from NASA SBIR/STTR program experts on how you should be thinking about commercilization at every phase of our program.

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Enabling Humanity’s Next Giant Leap: NASA’s Moon to Mars - General

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Enabling Humanity’s Next Giant Leap: NASA’s Moon to Mars

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Small innovative companies have important roles to play in NASA’s Moon to Mars exploration approach. Listen to representatives from three of NASA’s mission directorates discuss the new technologies, capabilities, and business approaches that will take humans to the lunar surface and then on to explore farther into the solar system. This 2019 panel was moderated by a successful NASA SBIR recipient company that is working closely with the Agency on technologies to support exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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FAQs - General

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FAQs

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Read some general Q&A about the NASA SBIR/STTR program here.

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Firms Library - General

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Firms Library

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Visit the program's Electronic Handbook (no log in required) to find videos, reference guides, and other helpful resources that may come in handy when applying to the NASA SBIR/STTR program.

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Fraud, Waste, & Abuse - General

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Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

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Learn more about how NASA's Office of the Inspector General works to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse across the agency. Areas of focus include:

  • What does NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG)​ do? (slides 2-5)
  • Most Common Fraud Indicators (slides 5-14)
  • Consequences of Fraud (slides 15-16)
  • Contact Information (slide 18)
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Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Training - General

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Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Training

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Want to learn more about how to spot (and avoid) fraud, waste, and abuse as an SBIR/STTR recipient? Follow along on this tutorial available on the SBIR.gov website.

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NASA SBIR/STTR Contacts - General

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NASA SBIR/STTR Contacts

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Need to reach someone within NASA SBIR/STTR? Find all of the contact information for our program team here.

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NASA SBIR/STTR Definitions - Genral

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NASA SBIR/STTR Definitions

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Need a refresher on commonly used phrases or acronyms in the SBIR/STTR program? Spend some time on our definitions page.

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NASA STMD Programs: The Space Technology Pipeline - General

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NASA STMD Programs: The Space Technology Pipeline

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Learn more about the various opportunities offered under NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate and how your small business can benefit from each of them. In this 2019 video, highlighted opportunities include NASA SBIR/STTR, Flight Opportunities, Small Spacecraft Technology, Game Changing Development, and Tipping Point.

  • 0:16 mins - Game Changing Development Introduction
  • 2:06 mins - Tipping Point and ACO
  • 4:30 mins - Flight Opportunities
  • 8:22 mins - Small Spacecraft Technology
  • 11:13 mins - What companies can do to be successful in the programs?
  • 16:17 mins - How to apply to the program (opportunities and solicitations)?
  • 20:55 mins - Q&As from the Audience
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Other R&D and Commercialization Opportunities - General

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Other R&D and Commercialization Opportunities

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There are so many opportunities for small businesses to advance their technologies through NASA–watch this video from 2019 to learn about how your small business can successfully work with two of NASA's other programs: Prizes & Challenges and Centennial Challenges.

  • 0:00 mins - NASA Prizes & Challenges
  • 14:50 mins - NASA Centennial Challenges
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Program Participation Guide - General

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Program Participation Guide

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Not sure where to start with the NASA SBIR/STTR program? Check out the Participation Guide to learn more about program basics, find overviews of our various oppportunities, and determine the best program contacts to help you navigate this process!

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SBIR/STTR Programs - Comparing, Contrasting, & Collaborating - General

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SBIR/STTR Programs - Comparing, Contrasting, & Collaborating

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The Small Business Administration is responsible for administering SBIR and STTR programs across the federal government. Watch this video to learn about the similarities–and differences–that the NASA SBIR/STTR program shares with other agencies' SBIR and/or STTR programs, including DARPA, Air Force, Navy, and NSF.

  • 0:00 mins - Introductions
  • 3:00 mins - SBIR Agencies Overview
  • 11:15 mins - Awards, Grants and Contracts Overview
  • 20:00 mins - Tips for new companies / how do I begin the process?
  • 28:50 mins - NSF and NASA Collaboration on Space Topic
  • 37 mins - Overview of Air Force Pitch Day and Navy Demo Days
  • 44:07 mins - O&As from the Audience
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State-Based SBIR/STTR Specifics - General

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State-Based SBIR/STTR Specifics

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Want to know more about the program awards made in your state? Check out our interactive map to learn  about NASA SBIR/STTR recipients from across the country, including overall totals by state and award specifics.

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Avionicsm - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Avionics

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Advanced Avionics area is presented by Wesley Powell - Principal Technologist for Avionics.

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Human Life Support and Performance - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Human Life Support and Performance

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Advanced Human Life Support and Performance area is presented by Jim Broyan, Deputy System Capability Leader for Advanced Life Support and Human Performance (ALSHP).

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Power - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Power

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Advanced Power area is presented by Ray Beach, Principal Technologist for Power and Thermal Management.

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Propulsion - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Propulsion

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Advanced Propulsion area is presented by Ronald J. Litchford, Ph.D, P.E., Principal Technologist for Propulsion.

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STMD Tech Plan: Cryogenic Fluid Management - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Cryogenic Fluid Management

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Cryogenic Fluid Management area is presented by John Dankanich, System Capability Leaders for In Space Transportation.

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STMD Tech Plan: Entry, Descent, and Landing & Precision Landing - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Entry, Descent, and Landing & Precision Landing

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Entry, Descent, and Landing & Precision Landing area is presented by Michelle Munk, System Capability Leader for Entry, Descent and Landing.

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STMD Tech Plan: In-situ Resource Utilization - General

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STMD Tech Plan: In-situ Resource Utilization

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the In-situ Resource Utilization area is presented by Gerald Sanders, System Capability Leader for In-Situ Resource Utilization.

NOTE: This video is a pre-requisite to the IOC Technical Engagement Breakout Session that will take place on October 20, 2020 at 12:10pm ET.

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STMD Tech Plan: On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing and Rendezvous Proximity Operations and Capture - General

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STMD Tech Plan: On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing and Rendezvous Proximity Operations and Capture

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing and Rendezvous Proximity Operations and Capture area is presented by Bo Naasz, System Capability Leader for Rendezvous & Capture.

NOTE: This video is a pre-requisite to the IOC Technical Engagement Breakout Session that will take place on October 20, 2020 at 12:10pm ET.

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STMD Tech Plan: Small Spacecraft Technology - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Small Spacecraft Technology

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Small Spacecraft Technology area is presented by Christopher Baker, Small Spacecraft Technology Program Executive.

NOTE: This video is a pre-requisite to the IOC Technical Engagement Breakout Session that will take place on October 20, 2020 at 12:10pm ET.

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STMD Tech Plan: Structures and Materials & Advanced Manufacturing - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Structures and Materials & Advanced Manufacturing

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Structures and Materials & Advanced Manufacturing area is presented by Mark Hilburger, Principal Technologist for Structures and Materials.

NOTE: This video is a pre-requisite to the IOC Technical Engagement Breakout Session that will take place on October 20, 2020 at 12:10pm ET.

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TABA - Phase 2

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Technical and Business Assistance (TABA)

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The Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) program is a way for small businesses to get funding over and above their SBIR/STTR contract to use for commercialization assistance services from a provider they identify. TABA allows an additional supplement to the award ($6,500 for Phase 1 awards and $50,000 for Phase 2 awards) and is aimed at improving the commercialization success of awardees. Watch this video (and the corresponding presentation) to learn more!

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Preparing for a Phase 1 submission to increase likelihood of award

If you are new to the program or have applied but have never been awarded a Phase 1, we recommend for you to review all the resources in this section.

NASA SBIR/STTR Basics - Phase 0

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NASA SBIR/STTR Basics

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Do you know the difference between our program's various phases? Visit our website to understand the basics.

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NASA SBIR/STTR Phase I Solicitation Infographic

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NASA SBIR/STTR Phase I Solicitation Infographic

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Want to submit a Phase I proposal for the NASA SBIR/STTR program but don't know where to start? Review our infographic for a quick guide on how to get familiar with the program and how to submit a proposal.

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NASA SBIR/STTR Program Overview - Phase 0

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NASA SBIR/STTR Program Overview

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If you've never heard one of our program representatives give a program overview, open up this presentation to read over our typical 101-style slides.

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NASA SBIR/STTR Proposals 101 - Phase 0

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NASA SBIR/STTR Proposals 101

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Do you have questions about writing your proposal to the NASA SBIR/STTR program? Not sure where to begin? Check out this video from 2019 Innovation & Opportunity Conference for tips and advice on submitting a successful proposal.

  • 0:00 mins - Proposal Advice
  • 4:08 mins - Common mistakes​ when submitting proposals
  • 7:35 mins - SBIR/STTR Proposal Tips​
  • 9:05 mins - Q&A from the Audience
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NASA SBIR/STTR Proposals 101 PDF - Phase 0

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NASA SBIR/STTR Proposals 101

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Do you have questions about writing your proposal to the NASA SBIR/STTR program? Not sure where to begin? Check out this presentation from for tips and advice on submitting a successful proposal.

  • Proposal Advice​ (slides 2-3)
  • Common mistakes​ when submitting proposals (slide 4)
  • SBIR/STTR Proposal Tips​ (slide 5)
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NASA STTR Program Overview - Phase 0

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NASA STTR Program Overview

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Research Institutions have a lot to offer to NASA's technology needs–and our program provides an avenue for them to contribute to the agency. Check out this presentation to learn from NASA experts on why research institutions should work with our program–and why small businesses should strongly consider partnering with these research institutions to apply for STTR.

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Proposal Budget and Contracts - Phase 0

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Proposal Budget and Contracts

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Do you have questions about the budget portion of a NASA SBIR/STTR proposal? Check out this presentation for an overview and answers to commonly asked questions. Please note that this presentation is from the 2019 Innovation & Opportunity Conference; all information is still relevant, but for questions or comments, please contact the Helpdesk at at 301-937-0888 or sbir@reisystems.com.

  • Contracting Officer’s Responsibility​ (slide 3)
  • Budget Form Overview​ (slide 4)
  • Direct Labor and Indirect Rates​ (slide 5)
  • Other Direct Costs (ODCs) (slide 6-8)
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Proposal Budget and Contracts - Phase 0

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Proposal Budget and Contracts

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Do you have questions about the budget portion of a NASA SBIR/STTR proposal? Check out this video for an overview and answers to commonly asked questions. Please note that this presentation is from the 2019 Innovation & Opportunity Conference; all information is still relevant, but for questions or comments, please contact the Helpdesk at at 301-937-0888 or sbir@reisystems.com.

  • 0:00 mins - Contracting Officer’s Responsibility
  • 2:15 mins - Budget Form Overview
  • 3:18 mins - Direct Labor and Indirect Rates
  • 5:52 mins - Other Direct Costs (ODCs)
  • 9:35 mins - Q&A from the Audience
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Solicitations Phase 0

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Solicitations

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A great way to prepare for our future solicitations is by reading through our past ones! You can find them all here.

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Making the most of your Phase 1 experience

If you are expecting to receive a Phase 1 award, have recently been selected, or currently in a Phase 1, we recommend for you to review all the resources in this section. We also encourage you to view the resources in Phase 2+ to get a better understanding of the journey ahead.

2020 NSF I-Corps Webinar - Phase 1

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2020 NSF I-Corps Webinar

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Check out the slide deck prepared by NASA and National Science Foundation experts to learn more about the details and benefits of the I-Corps Program.

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2020 NSF I-Corps Webinar Video - Phase 1

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2020 NSF I-Corps Webinar

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Listen to NASA and National Science Foundation experts talk about the details and benefits of the I-Corps Program.

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I-Corps Overview PDF- Phase 1

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I-Corps Overview

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The NASA I-Corps program–which is open to Phase I awardees–enables small businesses, including start-up firms, to increase the odds of accelerating the process of developing their SBIR/STTR technologies into a repeatable and scalable business model. Learn more about I-Corps by reading through this presentation.

  • Why I-Corps™?​ (slide 2)
  • NASA I-Corps Purpose​ (slide 3)
  • Hear about I-Corps from one of the Alumni (Slide 4) [link the video]
  • Back-up: I-Corps Teams Program Details​ (slide 7)
  • Back-up: NASA Teamed with with NSF I-Corps Program ​(slide 8)
  • Back-up: NSF I-Corps Program Metrics​ (slide 8)
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I-Corps Overview Video- Phase 0

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I-Corps Overview

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The NASA I-Corps program–which is open to Phase I awardees–enables small businesses, including start-up firms, to increase the odds of accelerating the process of developing their SBIR/STTR technologies into a repeatable and scalable business model. Learn more about I-Corps by watching this video from 2019 Innovation & Opportunity Conference.

  • 0:00 mins - Why I-Corps™?​
  • 2:30 mins - NASA I-Corps Purpose
  • 4:50 mins - Hear about I-Corps from one of the Alumni (Slide 4) (video embedded)
  • 8:50 mins - Final notes about how to apply
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SBIR ITAR Training Phase 1

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SBIR ITAR Training

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For companies developing commercial products with potential defense applications, it is important to understand the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Expert Administration Regulations (EAR). This course provides insight into both and is intended to help you avoid costly penalties, imprisonment and debarment that could result from ignorance of these laws. Check out this tutorial on the SBIR.gov website to understand more.

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Leveraging opportunities and making connections

If you have recently been selected for a Phase 2 award or are currently in a Phase 2, we recommend for you to review all the resources in this section.

CCRPP - Phase 2

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Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CCRPP)

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The Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CCRPP) is an additional funding opportunity available to small businesses, with a primary objective of accelerating the near-term transition of SBIR and STTR funded technologies to infusion and/or commercialization (not an incremental improvement in technology maturation alone). If you've recently won a Phase 2 award from our program, you are likely eligible, so check out this video (and the corresponding presentation) to learn more!

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Phase II-E - Phase 2

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Phase II-Extended

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Check out this presentation (and the corresponding video) to learn more about our program's Phase II-Extended (Phase II-E) opportunity and how it can help small businesses transition their technologies into NASA or the marketplace.

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Phase III - Phase 2

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Phase III

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Check out this presentation (and the corresponding video) to learn more about Phase III. This final phase of our program–which requires non-SBIR/STTR funding–focuses on commercializing or transitioning your innovative technology, product, or service into NASA programs, other Government agencies, or the private sector.

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Post Phase II Initiatives and Opportunities - Phase 2

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Post Phase II Initiatives and Opportunities

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The NASA SBIR/STTR program currently has in place several initiatives for supporting its small business partners past the basic Phase I and Phase II elements of the program that emphasize opportunities for commercialization. Visit our website for detailed information on each of the initiatives we offer to small businesses after their successful Phase II awards.

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