SBIR & STTR Topics

U.S. government agencies release announcements of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) opportunities throughout the fiscal year. The SBIR and STTR programs are designed to foster partnerships between qualified small businesses and nonprofit research institutions to conduct R&D of direct interest to government needs. As a federally funded research and development center, MIT Lincoln Laboratory may partner with small businesses on SBIR and STTR proposals if the agency announcements align with the strategic goals of the Laboratory.  We are continually reviewing these releases and identifying opportunities that correspond to areas of expertise at the Laboratory. 

To learn more about SBIR and STTR programs, please view our in depth guide here.

Current SBIR/STTR Opportunities

The list below will be updated frequently, and we encourage small businesses to check this page periodically for updates. If you are a small business and wish to learn more about collaborating with Lincoln Laboratory on one of these SBIR or STTR programs, please use the Contact Us online form linked with each opportunity. These partnerships are only open to US small businesses.

If there is a topic of interest not listed below, or for additional information, please contact Lincoln Laboratory’s Small Business Office  (