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

U.S. DOT SBIR Fiscal Year 2021 Phase I Pre-Solicitation Period is Open

The U.S. DOT Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program invites small businesses to review its pre-solicitation notice for opportunities within its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) SBIR Phase I solicitation.

THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE; NO SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.

The pre-solicitation period for U.S. DOT’s FY21 solicitation is from January 5, 2021 through February 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). More information about the pre-solicitation can be found here


The U.S. DOT is one of 11 federal agencies that participates in the 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 benefited 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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