Latest News From NASA – 10/15/20

Posted 10/15/20

  • NASA SBIR/STTR 2021 Phase I Solicitation – Scheduled for November 9, 2020 to January 8, 2021.
    • This is an accelerated release of the annual solicitation for 2021 to give firms an opportunity to receive Phase I funding sooner than our typical January release.
    • Prepare by joining us for the Innovation & Opportunity Conference (see above) and reviewing past NASA SBIR/STTR solicitations:
  • NASA 2021 CCRPP – Application period open from October 26 to December 7, 2020.
    • The FY21 NASA Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CCRPP) will open soon. Eligible firms must secure funding from one or more investors, and NASA will match the investments with SBIR/STTR program funds between $500,000 and $3 million for each CCRPP award.
    • Learn more:
  • STTR 2019 Phase II Selection Announcement – Scheduled for December 1, 2020
    • Phase II contracts last for 24 months with a maximum funding of $750,000. Only small businesses awarded a Phase I contract are eligible to submit a proposal for a Phase II funding agreement.
    • Learn more:
  • SBIR/STTR Phase II-E Selection – Scheduled to occur every two months
    • Currently selections for the SBIR/STTR Phase II-E proposals occur approximately every two months (subject to change). Proposals must be received within the timeframe identified in your contract. Proposals received prior to January 12, 2021 will be considered for the next cycle of awards.
    • Learn more:
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NASA Spinoff Competition for Businesses to Engage
Minority Serving Institutions

NASA’s Minority University Research & Education Program (MUREP) Innovation and Tech Transfer Idea Competition (MITTIC) is a spinoff challenge established to develop new ideas for commercialization by seeking concept papers from multi-disciplinary student teams enrolled at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).

The following are the seven NASA Intellectual Property (IP) the teams will be choosing from this year.

  1. Shape Memory Alloy Art (SMArt)
  2. Feedthrough for Severe Environments and Temperatures
  3. New Capabilities for Grasp Assisting Gloves
  4. Precision Low Speed Motor Controller
  5. Laser Surface Treatment and Spectroscopic Analysis System
  6. Hypergol Leak Detection Sensor
  7. Guided Wave-Based System for Cure Monitoring of Composites Using Piezoelectric Discs and Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs)

Priority is given to teams partnering with a large or small business. If your business is interested in partnering with a potential MITTIC team, review the list of requirements and complete the form linked here by November 1, 2020:

For more information, contact or