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

U.S. DOT SBIR Fiscal Year 2021 Solicitation is Now Open

The U.S. DOT Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) SBIR Phase I solicitation is now open from February 4, 2021 through 3:00 pm (ET) on March 8, 2021. More information about the solicitation and offer requirements 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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