Program Events

Interactive virtual learning engagements and one-on-ones connecting NASA SBIR/STTR awardees past, present, and potential with the incredible opportunities available within the program and the enthusiastic community of NASA experts who can help you take advantage of them.
Welcome to the hub for the NASA SBIR/STTR Connections Series! Below, you’ll find information on the upcoming interactive events we’ve got planned, along with accompanying resources. This is where you’ll be able to check dates and times as they’re announced, browse any pre-event information, and find post-event recordings.
All events will be announced via email, so for the most up-to-date information, be sure to join our mailing list here. And if you’re looking to talk with a NASA SBIR/STTR expert outside of these events, we encourage you to reach out to one of the Center Technology Transition Leads listed here.

Phase II Extended (II-E) – Enabling Continued Development and Transitions
June 2022
June 22, 2022 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Join Webinar: Event concluded
Join Networking Event: N/A

Infusion into a NASA mission and/or commercialization in the market are the end goals of the NASA SBIR/STTR program. During this virtual event, you will learn how the Phase II Extended (II-E) opportunity can enable further technology development toward one or both of these transitions. Our NASA experts will also detail what steps to take to best position your small business to receive these additional funds.
  • Intended for: Phase II awardees
  • Event Type: Virtual panel with audience Q&A
  • Post-event virtual networking? | No
Resources:
  • Presentation PDF: Download here
  • Webinar recording: Watch here

Transition Matchmaking
July 2022
Week of July 11, 2022

Register: By invitation only
To join, refer to your personal calendar invite

The NASA SBIR/STTR program knows that finding customers can be a challenge for many of the small businesses that make their way through our program. This pilot matchmaking event will focus on a small number of subtopics from previous solicitations; small businesses from those subtopics will be invited to sign up for a virtual meeting with other NASA programs that may have available funding opportunities or be able to provide transition perspectives—helping our small businesses expand their customer base outside of our program.

  • Intended for: Phase II awardees from select subtopics; if you are eligible to sign up, you will be notified via email
  • Event Type: Virtual one-on-one meetings
Resources: None

2022 Phase I Awardee Welcome Event
August 2022
August 18, 2022 | 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Join Webinar: Link will be emailed to all 2022 NASA SBIR and STTR Phase I awardees
Join Networking Event: Link will be emailed to all 2022 NASA SBIR and STTR Phase I awardees

The NASA SBIR/STTR program invites all 2022 NASA SBIR and STTR Phase I awardees to join us for an interactive event to welcome you and your fellow 2022 NASA SBIR/STTR awardees to the program! This virtual gathering will include information to help you navigate your Phase I period, Q&As hosted by NASA experts, and a networking session to give you the time to get to know the program team and your new peers.
  • Intended for: 2022 Phase I awardees
  • Event Type: Virtual panel with audience Q&A
  • Virtual networking? Yes
Resources: Coming soon!

Phase II Proposal Prep
November 2022
November 16, 2022 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Join Webinar: Event concluded
Join Networking Event: N/A

You’ve almost made it through your Phase I, and your thoughts are likely turning to what comes next: How do you continue with the program? What does an effective Phase II proposal look like? And how can you structure that proposal in a way that sets your small business up for success beyond Phase II? Through a virtual presentation and Q&A session, our NASA experts will share best practices, point out pitfalls, and help shed light on the next phase of your NASA SBIR/STTR journey.
  • Intended for: 2022 Phase I awardees
  • Event Type: Virtual panel with audience Q&A
  • Virtual networking? No
Resources:
  • Webinar recording: Watch here
  • Presentation PDF: Download here
  • Key Questions and Answers PDF: Download here

2023 Phase I Solicitations One-on-Ones
December 2022
December 6-8, 2022 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Register: Bookings page

Are you planning to submit a proposal to the NASA SBIR/STTR program’s next Phase I solicitations, scheduled to come out in January 2023? Get prepared by meeting with our program representatives on Tuesday – Thursday, December 6 – 8 from Noon – 4 pm ET each day. These three days of virtual, 20-minute one-on-one meetings will give you an opportunity to get your process questions answered and gears turning ahead of the solicitations’ release.
  • Intended for: U.S. small businesses, research institutions, and students, with a special emphasis on those new to NASA SBIR/STTR or who have been unsuccessful in previous submissions
  • Event Type: Virtual one-on-one meetings
Resources: None

Dissecting the 2023 Phase I Solicitations
January 2023
Join Webinar: Link to come
Join Networking Event: TBD

This event will help prepare small businesses and research institutions—especially those new to NASA SBIR/STTR or those who have been unsuccessful in previous submissions—to be successful in their submissions to the NASA SBIR/STTR program’s 2023 Phase I solicitations. Presenters will explain the organization and structure of the solicitation documents, highlight best practices and common pitfalls, and provide insight into new subtopics.
  • Intended for: Potential 2023 NASA SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposers
  • Event Type: Virtual panel with audience Q&A
  • Virtual networking? TBD
Resources: To be posted in advance of event

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