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Understand Top SBIR/STTR Contracting Trends

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Submit the form to get an overview of the program, learn how to search for SBIR/STTR data in GovWin IQ and understand key trends.

SBIR/STTR Contracting Trends

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What's Inside

Produced by GovWin's industry-leading market analysts, this free research report is designed to provide you with an overview of the Small Business Administration's SBIR/STTR programs and the contracting outlook for 2024. Review the report to equip your federal business development team with critical knowledge such as the latest trends for each SBIR/STTR phase, insights on GSA's Research Innovation and Outcomes (RIO) opportunity and how to search for SBIR/STTR information within GovWin IQ.

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Sample SBIR/STTR Contracting Trends for 2024:

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GSA's RIO Program

The goal of GSA's Research Innovation and Outcomes (RIO) program, a SBIR Phase III contract vehicle, is to make SBIR Phase I and II vendors more accessible to the wider government market.

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Technologies in Demand

AI, additive manufacturing, DevSecOps, hypersonics, satellite payloads, OSAM, robotics, digital engineering, unmanned systems, SDA and VR/AR are examples of the technologies most in demand.

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Demand Centers

The United States Air Force is currently the leader in the use of SBIR across all phases within the Department of Defense (DoD).


At $551M in value, Air Force's Initial Digital Environment for Autonomy and Acquisition Support (IDEAAS) was the top SBIR Phase III contract in FY 2023. Download the report to access a list of the top 15 SBIR Phase III contracts by total contract value.

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