Join our diverse community of pioneers who are researching and developing technologies to change the world. The NASA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program provides more than just early-stage funding – we open doors to a community that awaits you. Whether your destination is the Marketplace, the Moon, or Mars–let us help you get there.


2023 SBIR Phase II Solicitation Now Available | Proposal Accepted from 12/8 - 2/2.
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2022 STTR Phase II Selections | Announced on November 20, 2023
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Interested in participating in the NASA SBIR/STTR program but don’t know where to start? Our interactive participation guide is a single stop for quick information and helpful links to help you prepare for the solicitation and learn about the program.

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From out-of-this-world technologies that help us research and explore space, to state-of-the-art innovations that improve life on Earth, small businesses make an impact through the NASA SBIR/STTR program. Get inspired by reading about their journeys.

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Resource library

Our resource library is curated with videos, documents, and links based on where you are in your SBIR/STTR journey. Peruse the library to see relevant information for Phase 0, Phase 1, and Phase 2 and beyond.

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What do we provide?
  • Early-stage funding for research & development (R&D)
  • Up to $1 million during your first three years, plus up to nearly $3 million or more through our Post Phase II opportunities
  • We take zero equity, and you are in control of your intellectual property
  • The experience of working with NASA experts on your technology
  • The opportunity to join us on one of our many ambitious missions
  • A network of diverse entrepreneurs and innovators
  • A door into potential work with NASA programs and other government agencies
  • A way to hone your business skills to complement your technical skills
  • A way to de-risk your technology as you work to mature it
  • A reputation that comes with working with an agency known for expanding the physical and mental boundaries of humanity

A U.S. small business with 500 or fewer employees is eligible to submit a proposal for funding. If you are an innovator and have not yet established a company, it’s never too early to start learning about the funding opportunities available to you.

The STTR program requires collaboration between the small business submitting a proposal and a research institution. Whether you are a small business or research institution, there are ways to find a partner if you don’t already have one.

Get Inspired
Many have found success developing their technologies through SBIR and STTR, from those that enable our exploration of Mars, to rugged drones that collect Earth science data in extreme conditions, to air filters that eliminate household odors, and much more! Submitting a proposal is an investment towards a long and fruitful journey. Check out our success stories to get inspired!

Success Stories

Read stories of some small businesses who have found success.


Check out SBIR/STTR-derived technologies that commercialized to benefit life on Earth.

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