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

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awards contracts to U.S. small businesses to pursue research on and develop innovative solutions to our nation’s transportation challenges.

U.S. DOT’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) fiscal year (FY23) Phase I solicitation closed on March 7, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. ET. View the solicitation requirements and Phase I solicitation research topics on DOT's SBIR website.

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