The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) SBIR’s FY21 solicitation period is now open through March 8, 2021, 3:00 pm ET. This news follows the U.S. DOT’s previous pre-solicitation release of research topics.

A pre-offer webinar for small businesses interested in applying to the U.S. DOT SBIR FY 2021 solicitation will be held February 11th at 1:00 pm ET. Register here.

Full descriptions of the research topics are included in Section VIII of the Solicitation.

The proposed topic list shared during the pre-solicitation has been amended for the U.S. DOT FY21 Phase I Solicitation as follows:

  • Topic 21-FT1, Robots for Unmanned Disinfection and Decontamination of Transit Assets, has been updated with clarifications.
  • Topic 21-FH3, Accelerating Performance Testing Using the Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT) Equipment, has been updated with additional links to technical references.
  • Topic 21-FH4, Reference Hardware for Infrastructure GPS Abnormality Detector for Connected and Automated Vehicle Applications, has been updated with clarifications.

If your Utah small business intends to apply or you have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact the Utah Industry and Innovation Center at innovationutah@utah.gov.

For more information about the solicitation and how to submit an offer, please visit the U.S. DOT website.