Providing commercialization, transition, and professional assistance to small businesses

What is Navy STP?

The Navy SBIR Transition Program (Navy STP) supports the successful transition of Navy SBIR/STTR-funded technologies into military acquisition programs, commercial markets, or both.

Now in its 25th year, the Navy STP serves as a platform for connecting SBIR/STTR-funded technologies with warfighters, government acquisition and technical personnel, prime contractors, system integrators, and other potential partners and collaborators. This DoN SBIR Program initiative takes a holistic approach to assisting participating small businesses in transitioning their innovative technologies that address the specific needs of the U.S. Navy. Through business mentoring, one-on-one coaching, marketing strategy development, marketing material creation, networking events, and promotional activities, the program provides comprehensive support to help small businesses navigate the complex transition process.

Funded by the DoN SBIR Program, all small businesses with active Navy-funded Phase II SBIR/STTR awards are eligible to participate in the program during the first or second year of their Phase II development and demonstration work. Navy STP participating small businesses achieve a 68 percent greater likelihood of transitioning their technology than those that do not participate.

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About the SBIR/STTR Program

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs encourage 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 and STTR enable 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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Explore the Navy's premier small business technology marketplace.

The Navy STP VTM provides additional information on Navy technology topics for small businesses participating in Navy STP. The Navy STP VTM provides additional information on Navy technology topics for small businesses participating in Navy STP.

Our showcases promote mature technologies that are ready for transition from companies participating in Navy STP, connecting these small businesses with government and industry personnel. Throughout the year our companies and their technologies are featured at events across the country.

Our showcases for this year have concluded, but stay tuned for our schedule in 2025. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Topics covered include SBIR/STTR news, Navy Phase III news, activities within the Navy SYSCOMs, SBIR/STTR technology transition, technology and SYSCOM events, and best practices. The intended audience includes Navy leadership, small businesses, prime contractors, government technology and acquisition officers, and legislators.

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Transitions Spring 2024 Newsletter

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Transitions Winter 2024 Newsletter

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Highlight the success of Navy STP small business participants, featuring stories about Navy SBIR/STTR technology success from the small business perspective. There must be a link to a Navy SBIR/STTR award for any Spotlight. Companies that participated in the Navy STP at any point are eligible for a Spotlight article. Topics may include: Transition, including Phase Ills from the Navy,other branches of the DoD or other government agencies, Successful testing, Meeting an emerging need (such as COVID-19 supplies), Acquisition by another company, Success in the commercial market.

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SciTools Spotlight

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Tercero Spotlight

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Highlight the success of the Don SBIR Program based on obligated Phase III (non-SBIR funds) return on investment (ROl) when compared to the SBIR program investment (SBIR funds) and the benefit the Navy receives from these technologies, showcasing how and why the SBIR and STTR programs are building technologies used by Sailors and Marines.

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Technology Service Corp Success Story

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Creare Success Story

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