Department of Transportation Opens to New SBIR Proposals
October 19th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman
Innovative small businesses are encouraged to explore the latest U.S. Department of Transportation Small Business Innovation Research federal funding opportunity.
The SBIR program promotes the development of new research-based products and services that align with agency-specific topics. Through this program, small businesses and their partners can move their technologies from the idea stage to commercial market. This solicitation opened Oct. 19 and closes Dec. 21.
In the agency’s FY17 solicitation, the DOT seeks proposals that respond to the following topics:
Federal Highway Administration
- Accurate and Rapid Measurement of Absorption Capacity of Fly Ash in Concrete Mixtures
- Rapid Assessment of Air Void System in Fresh Concrete
Federal Railroad Administration
- Methods for Remanufacturing Creosote-Railroad Ties
- Broken Rail Detection from Flashing Rear End Device
- Resilient Wayside Structures to Reduce Severity of Passenger Equipment Collisions and Derailments
- Smart Phone Application for Onboard Railroad Passenger Information System
Federal Transit Administration
- Train Crowding and Information Dissemination for Transit Users
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Detection of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Use in Drivers
Office of the Secretary of Transportation-Research
- System and Supply Chain for Recycling Lithium-ion Batteries in the Transportation System
DOT will hold a pre-proposal webinar on Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m. Details about the webinar are available on the DOT SBIR program website.
ASBTDC’s agency-led DOT SBIR Sept. 7 webinar recording can be accessed here.
A synopsis of the DOT SBIR solicitation can be found here. The full solicitation is available on the agency’s SBIR website.
Arkansas companies interested in SBIR proposal development assistance are invited to contact Rebecca Norman for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501.683.7700.