This section describes reports and datasets that can be accessed via the Reports dropdown menu and associated pages.
SBIR.gov contains data on individual awards from the inception of the program in 1982. This award list can be filtered by agency, program, phase, or award year. Individual award pages contain detailed information including award-related (such as agency, contract number, program, phase, award start and end dates) and company-related (including contact information and whether a company was women-owned, socially and economically disadvantaged, or HUBZone-owned).
There are multiple ways to view this data:
Full searchable list of all SBIR/STTR awards
Various trend charts are presented including number of awards by year, as well as the aggregate total amount of funding. Please note that obligated amounts are listed from 2015 and years after. Award amount is displayed for years 2014 and before.
Key SBIR/STTR statistics for each State can be viewed using an interactive map or in table format. The data can be filtered by agency, phase, program, or fiscal year.
The Portfolio page contains companies who have won awards, and is searchable on several key fields including name, DUNS, city, and zip code. A company’s profile page, which contains a list of all awards they won, can be reached either through the company portfolio search or via the Award Data list.
These SBA reports provide detailed coverage of several important metrics including: total aggregate funding across all agencies and by individual States; as well as additional metrics for outreach activities, award selection rates, and how long it takes for companies to receive funding. Over time this report has expanded and now includes additional information such as funding by key demographics including Women-Owned Businesses, Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Businesses, and small businesses located in HUBZones.
Various trend charts are presented including obligation and extramural amounts, average award amounts, number of awards by year, and selection rates.
Collection of economic impact reports on specific agency SBIR/STTR programs. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a study you recommend adding to the list.
Current reports come from:
Department of Defense (DoD)
The DoD commissioned three successive economic impact studies for their SBIR/STTR programs: first for the Air Force, then Navy, and most recently all of DoD. The studies found that the DoD SBIR/STTR has had impact in the hundreds of billions of dollars with a Return on Investment (ROI) of 22:1.
Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health (NIH)
A 2017 study from the National Cancer Institute SBIR Development Center showed that out of 690 awards, 368 (53%) resulted in sales and many of the newer awards have not yet resulted in sales. Total cumulative sales were $9.1 billion, which equates to average sales of approximately $24.8 million for each of the 368 awards.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
This report from 2012 covers the economic impact of SBIR/STTR funding.
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
For several decades, Congress has required SBIR/STTR participating agencies to work with NASEM to develop independent reports covering their SBIR/STTR programs. These reports have typically been focused on one agency at-a-time. The studies generally have included analysis of SBIR/STTR awards; as well as their outcomes.
SBIR.GOV has API's for Awards, Companies, and Solicitations. These allow pulling of data through a computer program.