Small Business Innovation Program Winners Announced
Fourteen small businesses will receive over $1.9 million to research and develop solutions.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced 14 small businesses will receive more than $1.9 million in Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR) awards. The SBIR program tasks small businesses with developing solutions to some of the DOT’s most pressing challenges.
"The SBIR program spurs innovation at the most basic and most important level – in the heart of our communities where innovative solutions are needed most," said Anne Aylward, director of the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. "The program provides U.S. small business owners with the funding needed to take ideas from the drawing board into the very communities where they work and live."
The announcement encompasses Phase 1 contracts, as the program awards contracts in two phases, as well as a follow-on phase 3.