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

U.S. DOT has issued an amendment to the SBIR FY 2018 Solicitation

The first two pages of the solicitation document now contain Amendment 1. The amendment contains administrative changes and technical changes to topic 18-NH1. Please review the amendment before completing and submitting a proposal.

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

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

Additional information and resources on the FY 2018 solicitation are now available.

Pre-offer Webinar

A pre-offer webinar for small business concerns (SBCs) interested in applying to the U.S. DOT SBIR FY 2018 solicitation was held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. View a PDF of the webinar here and a video of the recorded webinar here.

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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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