Resource Library

We’ve made it easy for you by creating a curated resource library based on where you are in your SBIR/STTR journey. Peruse the library to see relevant information for Phase 0, Phase 1, and Phase 2 and beyond!
phase 0 thumbnail image Preparing for a Phase 1 submission to increase likelihood of award. If you are new to the program or have applied but have never been awarded a Phase 1, this content is for you. phase 1 thumbnail image Making the most of your Phase 1 experience. If you have recently been awarded a Phase 1 or expect to be awarded, this content is for you. phase 2 thumbnail image Leveraging opportunities and making connections. If you have recently been selected for a Phase 2 award or are currently in a Phase 2, this content is for you.
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General Information

The following resources are relevant to all, no matter where you are in your SBIR/STTR Journey.

2020 Innovation & Opportunity Conference - Day 1 Video

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2020 Innovation & Opportunity Conference - Day 1 Video

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Watch Day 1 of the Innovation and Opportunity Conference hosted by NASA SBIR/STTR program on October 20-22, 2020.

  • 1:00 mins - Welcome
  • 12:00 mins - Opening Remarks from the NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
  • 38:20 mins - “Fireside Chat” with Program Executives
  • 54:55 mins - Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Strategic Technology Framework
  • 1:09:20 mins – Mid-Day Announcements
  • 1:18:20 mins - Panel Discussion and Q&A: Navigating NASA
  • 1:49:40 mins - Panel Discussion and Q&A: Successfully Transitioning
  • 2:36:15 mins - Panel Discussion and Q&A: Success Story
  • 2:58:35 mins - Closing Remarks from NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist
  • 3:10:20 mins - Closing Announcements
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2020 Innovation & Opportunity Conference - Day 2 Video

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2020 Innovation & Opportunity Conference - Day 2 Video

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Watch Day 2 of the Innovation and Opportunity Conference hosted by NASA SBIR/STTR program on October 20-22, 2020.

  • 0:35 mins - Welcome
  • 10:48 mins - Opening Remarks from NASA Astronaut Sunita (Suni) Williams
  • 22:32 mins - NASA Mission Directorates’ Strategic Priorities (ARMD, HEO MD, SMD)
  • 58:14 mins - Mid-Day Announcements 
  • 1:05:20 mins – Panel Discussion and Q&A: Post-Phase II
  • 1:25:39 mins - Ask Me Anything Panel
  • 2:12:25 mins - Closing Remarks: NASA SBIR/STTR Success Stories
  • 2:25:25 mins - Closing Announcements
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2020 Innovation & Opportunity Conference - Day 3 Video

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2020 Innovation & Opportunity Conference - Day 3 Video

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Watch Day 3 of the Innovation and Opportunity Conference hosted by NASA SBIR/STTR program on October 20-22, 2020.

  • 23:10 mins - “Fireside Chat” with Program Management Office
  • 37:27 mins - Welcome
  • 46:55 mins - Partner Roundtable Session and Q&A: Hosted by Minority-Serving Institution STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC)
  • 2:11:30 mins – Partner Panel Session and Q&A: Hosted by Ohio Aerospace Institution (OAI)
  • 3:01:05 mins - Closing Announcements
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A Next Steps Checklist for your NASA SBIR/STTR Program Journey

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A Next Steps Checklist for your NASA SBIR/STTR Program Journey

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Phase 1 with the NASA Small Business Innovations Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program is just the beginning of a long and fruitful journey with NASA. Our goal is to help transition your technology towards integration into a NASA or other government agency mission and/or the commercial market.

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Commercialization and Business Planning - Phase 2

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Commercialization and Business Planning

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It is never to early to start thinking about how you will position your technology or idea in the larger marketplace. Check out presentation (and the corresponding video) to get tips from NASA SBIR/STTR program experts on how you should be thinking about commercilization at every phase of our program.

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Enabling Humanity’s Next Giant Leap: NASA’s Moon to Mars - General

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Enabling Humanity’s Next Giant Leap: NASA’s Moon to Mars

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Small innovative companies have important roles to play in NASA’s Moon to Mars exploration approach. Listen to representatives from three of NASA’s mission directorates discuss the new technologies, capabilities, and business approaches that will take humans to the lunar surface and then on to explore farther into the solar system. This 2019 panel was moderated by a successful NASA SBIR recipient company that is working closely with the Agency on technologies to support exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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Firms Library - General

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Firms Library

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Visit the program's Electronic Handbook (no log in required) to find videos, reference guides, and other helpful resources that may come in handy when applying to the NASA SBIR/STTR program.

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Fraud, Waste, & Abuse - General

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Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

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Learn more about how NASA's Office of the Inspector General works to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse across the agency. Areas of focus include:

  • What does NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG)​ do? (slides 2-5)
  • Most Common Fraud Indicators (slides 5-14)
  • Consequences of Fraud (slides 15-16)
  • Contact Information (slide 18)
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HEO Overview

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HEO Overview

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Check out this slide deck to learn more about the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate's strategic priorities and initiatives.

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NASA STMD Programs: The Space Technology Pipeline - General

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NASA STMD Programs: The Space Technology Pipeline

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Learn more about the various opportunities offered under NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate and how your small business can benefit from each of them. In this 2019 video, highlighted opportunities include NASA SBIR/STTR, Flight Opportunities, Small Spacecraft Technology, Game Changing Development, and Tipping Point.

  • 0:16 mins - Game Changing Development Introduction
  • 2:06 mins - Tipping Point and ACO
  • 4:30 mins - Flight Opportunities
  • 8:22 mins - Small Spacecraft Technology
  • 11:13 mins - What companies can do to be successful in the programs?
  • 16:17 mins - How to apply to the program (opportunities and solicitations)?
  • 20:55 mins - Q&As from the Audience
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Other R&D and Commercialization Opportunities - General

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Other R&D and Commercialization Opportunities

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There are so many opportunities for small businesses to advance their technologies through NASA–watch this video from 2019 to learn about how your small business can successfully work with two of NASA's other programs: Prizes & Challenges and Centennial Challenges.

  • 0:00 mins - NASA Prizes & Challenges
  • 14:50 mins - NASA Centennial Challenges
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Program Participation Guide - General

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Program Participation Guide

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Not sure where to start with the NASA SBIR/STTR program? Check out the Participation Guide to learn more about program basics, find overviews of our various oppportunities, and determine the best program contacts to help you navigate this process!

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SBIR/STTR Programs - Comparing, Contrasting, & Collaborating - General

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SBIR/STTR Programs - Comparing, Contrasting, & Collaborating

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The Small Business Administration is responsible for administering SBIR and STTR programs across the federal government. Watch this video to learn about the similarities–and differences–that the NASA SBIR/STTR program shares with other agencies' SBIR and/or STTR programs, including DARPA, Air Force, Navy, and NSF.

  • 0:00 mins - Introductions
  • 3:00 mins - SBIR Agencies Overview
  • 11:15 mins - Awards, Grants and Contracts Overview
  • 20:00 mins - Tips for new companies / how do I begin the process?
  • 28:50 mins - NSF and NASA Collaboration on Space Topic
  • 37 mins - Overview of Air Force Pitch Day and Navy Demo Days
  • 44:07 mins - O&As from the Audience
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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Avionicsm - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Avionics

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Advanced Avionics area is presented by Wesley Powell - Principal Technologist for Avionics.

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Human Life Support and Performance - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Human Life Support and Performance

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Advanced Human Life Support and Performance area is presented by Jim Broyan, Deputy System Capability Leader for Advanced Life Support and Human Performance (ALSHP).

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Power - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Power

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Advanced Power area is presented by Ray Beach, Principal Technologist for Power and Thermal Management.

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Propulsion - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Advanced Propulsion

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Advanced Propulsion area is presented by Ronald J. Litchford, Ph.D, P.E., Principal Technologist for Propulsion.

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STMD Tech Plan: Cryogenic Fluid Management - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Cryogenic Fluid Management

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Cryogenic Fluid Management area is presented by John Dankanich, System Capability Leaders for In Space Transportation.

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STMD Tech Plan: Entry, Descent, and Landing & Precision Landing - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Entry, Descent, and Landing & Precision Landing

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Entry, Descent, and Landing & Precision Landing area is presented by Michelle Munk, System Capability Leader for Entry, Descent and Landing.

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STMD Tech Plan: In-situ Resource Utilization - General

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STMD Tech Plan: In-situ Resource Utilization

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the In-situ Resource Utilization area is presented by Gerald Sanders, System Capability Leader for In-Situ Resource Utilization.

NOTE: This video is a pre-requisite to the IOC Technical Engagement Breakout Session that will take place on October 20, 2020 at 12:10pm ET.

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STMD Tech Plan: On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing and Rendezvous Proximity Operations and Capture - General

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STMD Tech Plan: On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing and Rendezvous Proximity Operations and Capture

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing and Rendezvous Proximity Operations and Capture area is presented by Bo Naasz, System Capability Leader for Rendezvous & Capture.

NOTE: This video is a pre-requisite to the IOC Technical Engagement Breakout Session that will take place on October 20, 2020 at 12:10pm ET.

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STMD Tech Plan: Small Spacecraft Technology - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Small Spacecraft Technology

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Small Spacecraft Technology area is presented by Christopher Baker, Small Spacecraft Technology Program Executive.

NOTE: This video is a pre-requisite to the IOC Technical Engagement Breakout Session that will take place on October 20, 2020 at 12:10pm ET.

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STMD Tech Plan: Structures and Materials & Advanced Manufacturing - General

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STMD Tech Plan: Structures and Materials & Advanced Manufacturing

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Hear directly from STMD's Strategic Technology Plan managers on the goals and needs within their technology area. This video (and the corresponding presentation) about the Structures and Materials & Advanced Manufacturing area is presented by Mark Hilburger, Principal Technologist for Structures and Materials.

NOTE: This video is a pre-requisite to the IOC Technical Engagement Breakout Session that will take place on October 20, 2020 at 12:10pm ET.

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TABA - Phase 2

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Technical and Business Assistance (TABA)

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The Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) program is a way for small businesses to get funding over and above their SBIR/STTR contract to use for commercialization assistance services from a provider they identify. TABA allows an additional supplement to the award ($6,500 for Phase 1 awards and $50,000 for Phase 2 awards) and is aimed at improving the commercialization success of awardees. Watch this video (and the corresponding presentation) to learn more!

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Preparing for a Phase 1 submission to increase likelihood of award

If you are new to the program or have applied but have never been awarded a Phase 1, we recommend for you to review all the resources in this section.