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

Fiscal Year 2022 Phase I Award Recommendations Announced

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is pleased to announce its selection of 12 small businesses to receive a total of $2 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program Phase I awards stemming from the fiscal year 2022 Phase I solicitation.

These selections support advancing transportation research and development on 11 topics contained in this year’s solicitation. 

View a complete list of the offers recommended for Phase I SBIR awards.

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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.