2021 One-on-Ones

Meet virtually with representatives from the NASA SBIR/STTR program and other NASA programs

Wednesday, November 10th & Wednesday, November 17th
Noon – 4 pm ET 

All one-on-one slots are now booked.

If you were unable to secure a meeting with the NASA SBIR/STTR program, don’t worry! Our representatives are always willing to hear from you. Before you reach out, we recommend taking a look through our 2021 Phase I solicitation Focus Areas for an idea of where your technology might fit into NASA's needs. Once you determine your Focus Area(s), you will see a corresponding Lead MD (Mission Directorate) for each Focus Area or Lead Center for each Subtopic. Go to our Contact Us page and find the corresponding contact for that MD or Center based on whether you want to talk to someone about the Focus Area overall, or you know which Subtopic you would be most interested in. If you are unsure of the correct Focus Area, you are also always welcome to reach out to the contact at the Center located closest to you.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of the other NASA programs participating in the one-on-ones, please visit their websites linked below.

Featured NASA Programs

Please review the descriptions below and click on the program websites to determine if you qualify before signing up for a meeting.

Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) | sbir.nasa.gov

Available 11/10 and 11/17

  • The NASA SBIR/STTR program funds the research, development, and demonstration of innovative technologies that fulfill NASA needs as described in the annual Solicitations and have significant potential for successful commercialization. SBIR is open to small businesses, whereas STTR requires that small businesses partner with a research institution. If you are interested in learning about STTR in detail, please book a meeting with the STTR-specific representative.

Flight Opportunities | www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/flightopportunities/about

Available 11/10

  • Flight Opportunities facilitates rapid demonstration of promising technologies for space exploration, discovery, and the expansion of space commerce through suborbital testing with industry flight providers. The program matures capabilities needed for NASA missions and commercial applications while strategically investing in the growth of the U.S. commercial spaceflight industry.
  • Flight Opportunities is a frequent investor in NASA SBIR/STTR Post Phase II opportunities. 

Game Changing Development | www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/game_changing_development/about

Available 11/17

  • The Game Changing Development (GCD) program advances space technologies that may lead to entirely new approaches for the Agency’s future space missions and provide solutions to significant national needs. GCD collaborates with research and development teams to progress the most promising ideas through analytical modeling, ground-based testing, and spaceflight demonstration of payloads and experiments.
  • Game Changing Development is a frequent investor in NASA SBIR/STTR Post Phase II opportunities.

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) | www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac

Available 11/10

  • The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program nurtures visionary ideas that could transform future NASA missions with the creation of breakthroughs — radically better or entirely new aerospace concepts — while engaging America's innovators and entrepreneurs as partners in the journey.
  • NIAC provides other opportunities for early-stage innovators to work with NASA. 

Office of Small Business Programs | www.nasa.gov/osbp

Available 11/10

  • The vision of the Office of Small Business Programs at NASA Headquarters is to promote and integrate all small businesses into the competitive base of contractors that pioneer the future of space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research.
  • Office of Small Business Programs is a resource for small businesses interested in participating in NASA prime contracts and subcontracts, as well as topics like technology transfer and commercialization. 

Prizes, Challenges, and Crowdsourcing | www.nasa.gov/solve/about

Available 11/10

  • STMD’s Prizes, Challenges, and Crowdsourcing portfolio supports the use of public competitions and crowdsourcing as tools to advance NASA R&D and serve other mission needs. It includes Centennial Challenges, which stimulates research and technology solutions to support NASA missions and inspire new national aerospace capabilities through public prize competitions. It also includes the NASA Tournament Lab (NTL), which enables employees at NASA and other U.S. federal agencies to use crowdsourcing approaches to procure novel ideas or solutions to serve R&D and other efforts in support of the NASA mission. The Prizes, Challenges, and Crowdsourcing portfolio makes opportunities available for the public to participate in NASA R&D and other mission needs through the NASA Solve website.
  • Prizes, Challenges, and Crowdsourcing provides other opportunities for early-stage innovators to work with NASA. 

Small Spacecraft Technology Program | www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/small_spacecraft

Available 11/17

  • The Small Spacecraft Technology (SST) program within NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate expands the ability to execute unique missions through rapid development and demonstration of capabilities for small spacecraft applicable to exploration, science, and the commercial space sector.
  • The Small Spacecraft Technology Program is a frequent investor in NASA SBIR/STTR Post Phase II opportunities. 

Technology Transfer | technology.nasa.gov

Available 11/17

  • NASA's Technology Transfer program ensures that innovations developed for exploration and discovery are broadly available to the public, maximizing the benefit to the Nation. Whether you're looking to start a new company, enhance an existing product, or create a new product line, you can gain a competitive edge in the marketplace by putting NASA technology to work for you.
  • If you are unable to secure a meeting with the Technology Transfer program, get in touch by emailing agency-patent-licensing@mail.nasa.gov.

Tipping Point | www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/solicitations/tipping_points

Available 11/17

  • Through the “Tipping Point” solicitation, NASA seeks industry-developed space technologies that can foster the development of commercial space capabilities and benefit future NASA missions. A technology is considered at a tipping point if an investment in a demonstration will significantly mature the technology, increase the likelihood of infusion into a commercial space application, and bring the technology to market for both government and commercial applications.
  • Tipping Point is a frequent investor in NASA SBIR/STTR Post Phase II opportunities.