About Marshall’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs
The SBIR and STTR Programs provide an opportunity for small, high technology companies and research institutions to participate in government-sponsored research and development. These programs are significant sources of seed funding for the development of innovations for companies with no more than 500 employees.
Be sure to visit the SBIR/STTR Frequently Asked Questions (link opens new browser window) page and the new NASA TechSource Tool (link opens new browser window) to perform searches on technology keywords or phrases in funded NASA SBIR/STTR projects.
Please call Lynn Garrison at (256) 544-6719 or send e-mail to discuss SBIR/STTR opportunities.
Marshall Space Flight Center’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs provide small, high-tech companies and research institutions opportunities to participate in government-sponsored research and development efforts in key technology areas, facilitating innovations that also have potential commercial applications and thereby contributing to the overall NASA Mission. As small businesses work to meet NASA's research and development needs, they stimulate growth in local economies and nearby business communities. SBIR/STTR programs are guided by the following principles:
- To stimulate U.S. technological innovation
- To increase private sector commercialization of technologies developed through federal research and development programs
- To increase small business participation in federal research and development
- To foster and encourage participation by socially disadvantaged businesses