Success Stories

The SBIR and STTR programs provide critically important early-stage funding for technology-focused small businesses. Learn how these programs have helped entrepreneurs advance R&D and strengthen the nation's innovation economy

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Phoenix Integration

Since you can’t design a space vehicle by looking at one engineering discipline alone, multiple components need to be considered simultaneously in order to select the best choice. What would be the most fuel-efficient option? Are there lighter materials that could be used? Which design would be ready to launch the soonest?

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23 and Me

When genotyping solutions first came on the market, customers were thrilled they could pinpoint their ancestry and learn more about who they are and where they came from. 23andMe took this one step further, and became the only company to offer both an ancestry product and a genetic health assessment that provides customers with over 75 online reports related to genetic health risks, carrier status, wellness and more.

BioSensics, LLC

Seal of the Agency: HHS

Developed wearable sensors for automatic medical alerts.

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Seal of the Agency: NIH

Vaccines go a long way toward improving human health by immunizing us against common and not so c...

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Seal of the Agency: HHS

Development of an ancestry product and a genetic health assessment that provides customers with o...

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Seal of the Agency: DHS

SQUID-Technology™ arresting system, developed through contracts from the Department of Homeland...

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  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Zeteo Tech, Inc.

    Zeteo Tech’s mass spectrometry technology identifies airborne microbes, proteins and lipids, and can be used to screen for infectious diseases or for the identification of aerosolized bio-threats in near real- time allowing critical infrastructure protection & near real-time screening for…

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Vita Inclinata Technologies

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner Colorado-based Vita Inclinata was born of a tragic and unnecessary loss of life when a helicopter was unable to safely rescue a friend in cardiac arrest. Today, the company offers its Load Stability System across the DoD and around the world to bring people home.  …

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - UltraVision Corporation

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner UltraVision sees beyond industry-standard mammography to introduce a patent-pending ultrasonic method for breast cancer screening – potentially reducing the pain and cost associated with screening while increasing access to early and frequent screenings for the 1 in 8 U.S…

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - SinnovaTek

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner Raleigh-based SinnovaTek is having a significant impact on the lives of young children a world away in Sub-Saharan Africa - where almost half of children under 5 suffer vitamin A deficiency – thanks to their Nomatic processing system, and locally-available sweet potatoes…

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - re: 3D, Inc.

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner re:3D, Inc. Gigabot platform's onsite manufacturing provides disaster response via industrial strength, large-scale, affordable 3D printing.                     …

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Harmonia Holdings Group LLC

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner With a focus on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, Virginia-based Harmonia is no stranger to Phase III success - having seen over $74.6 million in funding, the company has grown from 25 employees at 1 location to more than 345 at 8 – and calls SBIR its…

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Block MEMS, LLC

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner Block Engineering's LaserWarn™ product saves lives by providing early warning of a chemical attack on civilians or soldiers. Block's LaserTune™ is sold to universities and corporate labs worldwide, leading to innovation in key research areas - from cancer pathology to…

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - 2B Technologies

    2B Technologies provides portable air quality monitoring systems for a variety of new environments that are much smaller, lighter, use less power, and cost less than conventional instruments.                 …

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Sabel Systems

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner Sabel Systems is an 8(a) designated Economically Disadvantaged Minority Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) embracing technological innovation. Seeing a void in the market for an agnostic engineering environment, Sabel leveraged SBIR funds to rapidly provide its Digital…

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - QT Medical, Inc.

    2020 Tibbetts Award WinnerFrustrated with the impracticality of conducting ECGs on his youngest patients, pediatric cardiologist Dr. Chang founded QT Medical to create a new system that has since identified countless cardiac conditions, from newborns to adults - not only enabling early treatment,…