American Technology Solutions International

June 2019 --

Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR Transition Program Here to Help High-Tech Firms

Lockheed Martin partners with many high-tech subcontractors. We can assist firms working with the Department of the Navy (DoN) that have technology gaps and needs.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technical Transition (STTR) program are competitive programs that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Research and Development that has the potential for commercialization. The program is designed in a three-phased award process. Phase I awards support exploration, merit or feasibility of an idea or technology. Phase II awards results to develop and evaluate commercial potential. Phase III awards provide for product commercialization.

The Navy SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP) acts as a bridge for SBIR firms to assist in commercializing SBIR/STTR technologies. The mission of the STP is to provide commercialization, technology transition, and professional business assistance to DoN-funded advanced technology small businesses through a structured program so that the participants are in the best position to obtain Phase III (non-SBIR) funding.

The STP helps 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), an online, searchable showcase accessible to government and private sector
  • Assisting with exhibiting at the annual Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST)

Each company participating in the STP is assigned a Business Consultant (BC) and Market Researcher (MR) Team. The assistance provided by the BC/MR Team includes the development of a commercialization strategy, strategic planning guidance, an individualized Market Analysis Research Report, and targeted marketing materials. This support is highlighted through Small Business participation in the DoN Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST) where the small business brief their SBIR/STTR-developed technologies to government acquisition decision-makers, warfighters, prime contractors, and private industry representatives.

Throughout the course of the program, small businesses are invited to participate in a series of training and business development webinars as well as will address, develop and refine their business plans and supporting marketing products.  

Profiles of STP-participating SBCs can be viewed on the Virtual Transition Marketplace (VTM) found here. The searchable VTM contains all projects that have participated in the Navy SBIR/STTR Transition Program (STP) since 2015.

The American Technology Solutions International (ATSI) is a small business that supports the Navy Small Business Office with SBIR program transitions and commercialization. ATSI administers and executes the Office of Naval Research's SBIR/STTR program. Firms interested in working with the STP may contact Paul Cole via email or phone (540) 273-6562, SBIR/STTR Transition Program, Program Manager, SBIR Business Consultant (Contractor).