NASA 2004 STTR Program Phase II Selections - Press Release

April 06, 2006

David Steitz
Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
(Phone: 202/358-1730)

NASA SELECTS 14 SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PHASE 2 PROJECTS

NASA has selected 14 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research proposals for Phase 2 contract negotiations. The selected STTR projects have a total value of approximately $ 8.4 million. The STTR contracts will be awarded to 14 small high technology firms in 8 states.

The goals of the program are to stimulate technological innovation, increase the use of small businesses in meeting federal research and development needs and increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from federally funded research. The program requires a collaborative research effort between a small business concern and a research institution.

 

Phase 2 continues development of the most promising Phase 1 projects. Selection criteria include technical merit and innovation, Phase 1 results, value to NASA, commercial potential and company capabilities. Phase 2 contracts are funded up to $600,000 for a performance period up to 2 years.

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: A listing of the selected companies can be accessed on the Internet at URL: http://sbir.nasa.gov after 4pm on April 6, 2006.