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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program


Through the Department of the Navy's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, small businesses of 500 people or less have the opportunity to address naval needs in more than 30 science and technology areas.

SBIR provides the fleet with innovative advances in technology developed by small firms. SBIR participants benefit both from program awards as well as the further development and commercialization of the resulting products. Small businesses may register for the Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR solicitation and related mailing lists on-line via the DoD SBIR home page.

The SSP SBIR Program is looking for innovative technologies to develop, produce, secure, and provide lifecycle support for the Navy's submarine-launch fleet ballistic missiles and strategic weapon system; design, develop, produce, and support current and future warheads; and develop conventional hypersonic weapons through the SBIR program.



More SBIR Information:

Official website of the Federal SBIR/STTR programs
Official website of the DON SBIR/STTR programs


How the BAA Schedule Works

SSP SBIR participates in three solicitation cycles. Each of these Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Cycles has three periods, Pre-Release, Open, and Closed. The Pre-Release period allows direct public communication between small businesses and topic technical points of contact (TPOCs) to answer technical questions about the topics. Once the Open period begins, small businesses may submit proposals. After the Closed date of a cycle passes, new proposals are not accepted.



           Visit for more info and the current BAA Schedule


How To Participate

Determine Eligibility: Visit and read the Eligibility Requirements


Research Topics: View active and archived topics on the Topics and Topic Q&A (SITIS) page


Read the BAA: Find the active DoD SBIR BAA Instructions on the Broad Agency Announcement Schedule page


Submit Proposal: Once the BAA is open, proposals may be submitted to the portal


Resources for Small Businesses


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