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U.S. DOT’s Small Business Innovation Research Program

U.S. DOT's SBIR FY 2018 Solicitation is Now Closed

This solicitation closed on March 20, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. (ET).

The U.S. DOT is reviewing all proposals that meet the stated requirements. All applicants will be notified about the status of their application by email when the review has been completed, but no later than June 18, 2018 (90 days after the close of the solicitation).

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is one of 11 federal agencies that participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. U.S. DOT's highly competitive SBIR program awards contracts to domestic small businesses to pursue research on and develop innovative solutions to our nation’s transportation challenges.

The U.S. DOT SBIR program favors research that has the potential for commercialization through products and applications sold to the private sector transportation industry, state departments of transportation, U.S. DOT, or other federal agencies.

Small businesses that participate in U.S. DOT’s SBIR program have developed numerous new and innovative technologies that have benefitted the department and the public, while providing a basis for growth for small businesses. Over the past five years, the U.S. DOT SBIR program has invested $50 million in qualified small businesses.

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