Congress established the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to provide small businesses and research institutions opportunities to participate in government-sponsored Research and Development (R&D). JPEO JTRS has established unique SBIR & STTR programs that manage their funding, and work together with the JPEO organization to provide “seed money” to promising small U.S. businesses with the objective of developing products that will provide value to the JTRS programs and long-term business opportunities for the firms.
Through the STTR program, JPEO JTRS is engaging with institutions throughout the country to pursue research into areas in the fi eld of communications that are of interest to the academic, commercial, and military communities.
The small-business/university (or non-profit) team is especially valuable for military-related research since it combines leading-edge academic research with the agile product focused orientation and information security capabilities of a U.S. citizen-owned small business. More information about this program can be found by downloading the 2011 SBIR/STTR Innovation Through Outreach Brochure.
The JPEO JTRS SBIR & STTR programs are administered by the Department of the Navy. To view topic timelines, solicitations, and submit proposals, please visit the DoN SBIR site. For more information on the DoD's SBIR & STTR programs as a whole, please visit their resource center.
Summary of SBIR Projects
$14M-$17M per year SBIR budget for Joint Projects supporting Army, Navy, USMC and Air Force
- Over 80 awarded SBIR/STTR prime contracts since January 2007
- Over $37M on contract to date
44 active SBIR/STTR projects either on contract or pending contract award
Documents Available for Download
2011 Innovation Through Outreach Brochure
2010 Innovation Through Outreach Brochure
2009 Innovation Through Outreach Brochure