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SBIR/STTR

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Small Business Innovative Reasearch(SBIR)/ Small Business Technical Tranfer Research(STTR)

DoD SBIR/STTR Program

The DoD SBIR and STTR programs fund a billion dollars each year in early-stage Research and Development (R&D) projects at small technology companies--projects that serve a DoD need and have commercial applications. 

The SBIR Program provides up to $850,000 in early-stage R&D funding directly to small technology companies (or individual entrepreneurs who form a company.

The STTR Program provides up to $850,000 in early-stage R&D funding directly to small companies working cooperatively with researchers at universities and other research institutions.

  • Small companies retain the intellectual property rights to technologies they develop under these programs.
  • Funding is awarded competitively, but the process is streamlined and user-friendly.

 

For more information about the DoD SBIR/STTR Programs. visit the website at http://businessdefense.gov/programs/SBIR-STTR

 

Navy SBIR/STTR Program

SBIR- The SBIR program was established by Congress in 1982 with a statutory purpose to strengthen the role of small business concerns (SBCs) in Federally-funded research or research and development Research/Research & Development (R/R&D).  Specific program purposes are to

  1. Stimulate technological innovation
  2. Use small business to meet Federal R/R&D needs
  3. Foster and encourage participation by socially and economically disadvantaged SBCs working in technological innovation
  4. Increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal R/RD, thereby increasing competition, productivity and economic growth

 

STTR-  The STTR program is a sister program to SBIR, established by Congress in 1992 with a similar statutory purpose as SBIR.  A major difference in the two programs is that the STTR requires the small business to have a research partner consisting of a university, Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), or a qualified non-profit institution.  In STTR the small business must be the prime contractor and perform at least 40% of the work, with the research partner performing at least 30% of the work.  The balance can be performed by either party and/or a third party.

Although the Navy's SBIR and STTR programs are a component of the overall Department of Defense(DoD) SBIR/STTR program, the Navy's program is targeted at addressing the needs and areas of interest to the Navy and its System Commands (SYSCOMS).

On a schedule coordinated by DoD, the Navy issues SBIR solicitations, usually 3 per year, that contain a series of "Technical Topics" that describe the areas of interest and needs of the Navy and its SYSCOMS.  Small businesses are invited to submit proposals targeted at one or more of the technical topics listed in the solicitation.  The STTR program works in the same manner, but has only 1 solicitation per year.

The Navy's SBIR/STTR Programs are primarily mission oriented, providing companies the opportunity to become part of the national technology base that can feed both the military and private sectors of the nation.  To that end, the Navy incorporates into its Phase II component, the emphasis on the small business' need to market its technology to both military and private sectors.

The DoN SBIR/STTR Phase III guidebook provides guidance to Program Managers and Deputy Program Managers, Heads of Contracting Activity and Contracting Officers and Small Business Professionals on using SBIR/STTR technologies. To view the guidebook click here   

For more information about the SBIR/STTR Solicitation and Phase processes, visit the Navy SBIR/STTR website at:   http://www.navysbir.com/index.html

NAVFAC's Techincal Point of Contact for SBIR/STTR is Tim Petro email: timothy.petro@navy.mil

 

NAVFAC SBIR/STTR ACVIEVEMENT HISTORY**

  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
  Dollars % Target Dollars % Target Dollars % Target
PRIME CONTRACTS                  
Total U.S. Business $7.876,608,474 100% N/A $7,281,752,329 100% N/A $8,102,044,878 100% N/A
SBIR/STTR $4,622,925 0% N/A $43,651,584 0% N/A $5,196,018 0% N/A
SUBCONTRACTS                  
Total U.S. Business                  

**Data as of 11/02/2018 from FPDS-NG.

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