SBIR / STTR Overview
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In order to receive a phase I SBIR or STTR award, your company must be registered with the federal government's System for Award Management (SAM) [formerly CCR]. Registration is free and is done electronically via the SAM web site located at www.sam.gov. Please note: If you are interested in receiving Small Disadvantaged Business, HUBZone, or 8(a) certifications, you will need to refer separately to SBA to complete that process (see www.sba.gov).

The Navy SBIR and STTR announcements (formerly called solicitations), are a part of the overall DoD SBIR/STTR program. The actual announcements are released on the DoD web site at www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/index.shtml. Each DoD agency component (Air Force, Army, Navy, etc.) will have its own unique set of technical topics listed in the announcement. The DoD has a special search engine to help you locate technical topics that you may want to address. The search engine is located at sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics/search.

Note: Each agency has its own unique set of needs, and there are variations in the overall rules. In the Navy's SBIR program, there are variations in procedures for the various System Commands (SYSCOMS). For this reason, please study the announcement carefully

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