Through the Department of the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, small businesses of 500 employees or less have the opportunity to address naval needs in more than thirty science and technology areas. The SBIR Program provides the fleet with the innovative advances in technology developed by small firms that have the courage, drive, and flexibility to assume risks, develop niches, and generally compete in areas less attractive to larger firms. SBIR Program participants benefit both from the program awards as well as the further development and commercialization of the resulting products.
Similar to the SBIR Program, the Navy Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program fosters transitions of joint efforts between qualified small businesses and research institutions to the Navy and Marine Corps. The STTR Program requires the qualified small business to conduct at least 40% of the contract work and a qualified not-for-profit research institution to conduct at least 30% of the contract work. Additional information is located at the Navy SBIR website link above.
Since the Navy is part of DoD, the Navy SBIR solicitation is incorporated into the DoD SBIR/STTR solicitations. Solicitation schedules and proposal guidance is posted at http://www.dodsbir.com. For application for the DoD SBIR solicitation mailing list and related mailing lists, call 703-696-0342 or tthe DOD SBIR/STTR Help Desk at 866-724-7457.