The Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program helps small businesses commercialize their innovations. Consider selecting “opt-in” for the I-Corps Program when submitting your proposal. Opting in does not obligate you to participate.Proposal Submission SystemAll applicants must submit proposals using the Proposal Submissions Electronic Handbook (EHB). Please visit sbir.gsfc.nasa.gov/submissions/login to log in and access resources to help you get started.Proposal Submission Tips
For a more successful proposal, we recommend:
Taking a look at this year’s Noteworthy Changes, such as funding to travel to the annual Innovation & Opportunity Conference and the Phase I STTR Pilot Purchase Card Program for reducing the time it takes to provide payments to awardeesIdentifying the appropriate Focus Area and Subtopic that your innovation falls within
The new subtopic “pointers” indicate subtopics that are asking for related technologies—review the pointers to ensure you propose against the most relevant subtopic
Checking out the Firm Templates to familiarize yourself with required formsBeing clear and specific in explaining how your idea will work and how it can be commercializedReviewing additional resources on the sbir.nasa.govwebsiteStarting the process as early as possible!
Be sure to review the Certifications and Other Proposal Information section and start the SBA and SAM registration processes early
If you have any questions or need support, please contact the Help Desk at 301-937-0888 or email@example.com.We look forward to receiving your proposals by March 20, 2020.NASA SBIR/STTR Program
ROCHESTER, NY (August 14, 2019) – The Department of Energy (DOE) is proud to re-launch its Phase 0 SBIR/STTR assistance program for the FY20 Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The overall goal of the DOE Phase 0 Assistance Program is to increase the number of high quality SBIR/STTR proposals submitted by first-time applicants to the Department of Energy by eligible small businesses.
“We are excited to once again kick off the DOE Phase 0 Program and help these small businesses maximize their chances of securing federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs,” says Christopher O’Gwin, Outreach Program Manager of the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office. “By opening the program to all eligible first-time small business applicants, we are pleased to be able to offer these services to a larger number of people and technologies.”
The Phase 0 program is administered by Dawnbreaker. Business Coaches will work one on one with companies who have a technology related to a DOE need and help them to prepare a compelling SBIR/STTR proposal.
Participant services are tailored based on need and include:
Letter of Intent (LOI) Review, Phase I Proposal Preparation, Review and Registration Assistance, and Market Research Assistance, among others.
The DOE is particularly interested in providing support to U.S. women-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses located anywhere in the U.S. and its territories that work with advanced technologies. Also, to any U.S. small, advanced technology firms currently located in the following under represented states, districts, and territories: AK, AR, DC, GA, HI, IA, IN, KS, LA, ME, MN, MS, MO, NC, NE, ND, NY, OK, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, WV, WI.
DOE’s Phase 0 services are free to participants and designed to be complementary to state assistance and may be used in tandem with services provided by professional organizations, SBDCs, universities, incubators, and other state organizations.
Please visit here to review the full list of eligibility requirements and to apply for Phase 0 services. The official Funding Opportunity Announcement will be released on Monday, August 12th. You may view the full list of topics here.
This summer, eMaryland Marketplace is being replaced by eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA), a new and improved eProcurement platform. The Maryland Department of General Services is asking all registered businesses/vendors to complete a brief eMMA Vendor Information Questionnaire, which will serve as a preliminary registration, ensuring they are able to transact in the new system. Click here to access the survey and update your business/vendor records.
It is essential businesses re-register as vendors via the survey as soon as possible as records will not import from the current system into eMMA. Visit online for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the upgrade.