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Speak with a NASA Rep!



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If you are an experienced company with strong ties with NASA, we invite you to apply to our NASA Funding Lab. The Funding Lab Kickoff will be in January once the Solicitation opens. However, we strongly encourage you to speak with a NASA representative(s) beforehand.


Did you know that with NASA you can get up to $1 million in funding in your first three years? The NASA SBIR/STTR program funds the research, development, and demonstration of innovative technologies that achieve NASA needs as described in the annual solicitations and have significant potential for successful commercialization. If you are a U.S. owned small business, entrepreneur or university researcher hoping to commercialize your discovery, learn more about the program as a potential source of non-dilutive seed funding.


Although your journey starts with a Phase I, the ultimate goal is to reach Phase III where you get infused into a NASA mission and/or commercialize. (See More)


This year in preparation for the 2024 Phase I Solicitation, NASA is offering an opportunity to meet with them. You are invited to set up a one-on-one meeting with the program representative who covers your technology area. NASA has put together a step-by-step guide to help you find the best match.


Here are the steps:

  • Open Chapter 9, Research Topics for SBIR/STTR, in the 2023 SBIR or STTR Phase I solicitation to find the Subtopic that best aligns with your technology. Subtopics are likely, but not guaranteed, to be similar year-to-year.

  • Each Subtopic within a Focus Area aligns with a Lead Center and Participating Center(s). Contact the applicable Center Technology Transition Lead (CTTL) to learn more about that Subtopic.

  • Not sure which Subtopic your technology fits in? Contact the CTTL located closest to you. You may also reach out to the Mission Directorate Contact if you want to talk generally about that Focus Area.

  • Now it’s time to make that connection! Use this sample language in your email so the NASA representative has all the necessary information to prepare for a productive meeting with you.


Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC)


Ames Research Center (ARC)


Glenn Research Center (GRC)

Brandon White | Brandon.L.White@nasa.gov


Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)


Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)


Johnson Space Center (JSC)


Kennedy Space Center (KSC)


Langley Research Center (LaRC)

Eileen Nelson | Eileen.S.Nelson@nasa.gov


Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)


Stennis Space Center (SSC)

Marc Shoemaker | Marc.D.Shoemaker@nasa.gov


 

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