Volume 10, Number 4 July/August 2002 Small Business/SBIR
Small Business Projects Selected
NASA has selected 142 research proposals for negotiation of Phase II contract awards for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The selected projects will be conducted by 124 small high-technology firms located in 27 states. The awards have a total value of approximately $85 million.
The goals of this NASA program are to stimulate technological innovation, increase the use of small businessincluding women-owned and disadvantaged firmsin meeting federal research and development needs, and increase private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from federally funded research.
A total of 291 proposals were submitted by SBIR contractors completing Phase I projects. These proposals were evaluated to determine that they met SBIR Phase I objectives and are feasible research innovations for meeting NASA needs.
Phase II continues development of the most promising Phase I projects. Selection criteria include technical merit and innovation, Phase I results, value to NASA, commercial potential and company capabilities. Funding for Phase II contracts could be up to $600,000 for a two-year performance period. Q
For more information, contact Bob Nelson at Goddard Space Flight Center, phone: 301/286-0077, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention you read about it in Innovation.