Providing commercialization, transition, and professional assistance to Small Businesses and their technologies

What is STP?

Now in its 20th year, the STP (SBIR/STTR Transition Program) has been a long-standing vehicle for connecting SBIR/STTR-funded technologies with Warfighters, Government acquisition and technical personnel, prime contractor, system integrators, and other potential partners/collaborators. The program takes a holistic approach to assisting selected Small Businesses transition their technologies through business mentoring, training, marketing material creation, and business development activities and promotion.

The STP will help prepare selected Small Businesses to transition their DON SBIR/STTR-funded technology by providing the following services:

  • Assisting in the development of targeted marketing materials
  • Providing relevant market research appropriate to the Small Business’s technology and transition targets
  • Identifying leads for potential transition opportunities
  • Mentoring on the Government/prime contractor relationships
  • Instructing on the Government acquisition environment and policies
  • Promoting Small Businesses and their SBIR/STTR technologies on the Virtual Transition Marketplace (VTM)
  • Assisting with exhibiting at the annual Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST)

Small businesses looking for another small business to collaborate with or those with Navy and Marine Corps Phase I SBIR/STTR contracts: we can help you find commercialization solutions.

  • Our goal is to connect your technology with government and industry leaders with specific needs.

Corporate Leadership, Program Managers, Business Developers, SBIR/Small Business Leads, Engineers, and Supplier Diversity Leads seeking an advantage in competitive technologies can connect with SBIR/STTR Small Businesses with competitive advantage technologies.

  • Agile small business technologies help you solve customer problems with innovative solutions that meet cost, schedule, and performance needs.
  • Independent Research & Development (IR&D) efforts can stretch limited investment funds, concentrating efforts in areas not addressed.
  • Realize teaming options on new proposals and existing programs - these companies fill the “utilize small business” square.
  • Understand and identify current state-of-the-art technologies.

Key stakeholders from Department of the Navy Systems Commands (SYSCOMS), Program Executive Offices (PEOs), and Program Management Offices; including military branches and government agencies seeking innovative solutions for technology needs & improvements.

  • Find, meet, and connect - discover SBCs solving current and future technology needs.
  • Discover agile small business innovations that solve your cost, schedule, and performance needs.
  • Find innovative solutions for your technology needs where you didn’t expect them.

About the SBIR/STTR Program

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is STP, and who is the ideal fit for the program?

What are the benefits of joining STP over other options?

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Resources

Below, you will find commonly used forms and links for transitioning small businesses. Looking for something that isn’t here? Contact us.