SBIR: Small Business Innovation Research
STTR: Small Business Technology Transfer
Competitive awards-based resources that enable small businesses to develop new tech and facilitate commercialization.
Example Funding Areas: AI, First Responders, National Security, Biomed, Cybersecurity, Advanced Robotics, AgTech, Space Exploration & more!
$2.5 billion of funding is available each year in competitive grant and contract awards. Since 1982, more than $478B awarded to American small businesses.
5,000 awards each year