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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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Innovative Science

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?

Commercial Success

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 - BlackBox Biometrics, Inc.

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner The DoD effectively uses The Blast Gauge® System to monitor thousands of servicemen and women and improve their blast related safety.                       …

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - RockStep Solutions, Inc.

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner Maine-based RockStep hopes to help improve the success rate of drugs entering clinical trials with its flagship SaaS platform, Climb – allowing research teams to collaborate across sites with state-of-theart tools that organize their work and data, and provide real-time…

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Pain Care Labs (a dba of MMJ Labs)

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner In 2009 an SBIR award allowed Amy Baxter a Pediatric Emergency MD to develop Buzzy®, a device for vaccination pain. Today Pain Care Labs is a global innovator making revolutionary science- backed, drug-free pain relief therapies. LOCATION GA Atlanta   PHASE III…

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Curi Bio (formerly NanoSurface Biomedical, Inc.)

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner Creating more accurate, effective, and scaleable preclinical screening tools to assess a developmental drug’s potential for cardiotoxic events in humans.                   …

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Backyard Brains

    Backyard Brains developed education technology that allows advanced neuroscience research to be used in 6-12th grade educational programs through hands-on research and open-source tools.   LOCATION MI Ann Arbor   PHASE III SUCCESS $1M+…

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - SubUAS, LLC

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner SubUAS had developed a drone that can fly, float, swim, dive, and transition between air and water in less than one second.                        …

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Red Balloon Security

    As our world becomes increasingly connected & automated, each additional embedded device becomes a potential attack surface for threats. Red Balloon Security provides security allowing society to benefit from connected infrastructure - while substantially reducing the risks of doing so…

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - ImmunogenX, LLC

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner ImmunogenX, LLC is pioneering eforts in Celiac disease therapy, management, and food safety.                             …

  • SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Blue Canyon Technologies

    Blue Canyon Technologies literally took the world to Mars – and, with 79 cumulative orders from 45 diferent spacecraf programs, and an additional 70 ADCS for user-built spacecraf, the company’s growing Phase III success could be as infinite as the space frontier.   LOCATION…

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

    2020 Tibbetts Award Winner AMI is improving the understanding of the brain & pursuing FDA approval for its electronically controlled oscillated needles to improve healthcare outcomes & reduce healthcare costs.             …