Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Phase I, II & III partnerships and opportunities for commercialization

EarthCast’s SBIR Projects and Programs with the DoD

As a primary line of business innovation, EarthCast services innovation research contracts and regularly submits RFI’s and RFP’s for SBIR and STTR projects and programs. EarthCast is active in the DoD space and has completed several Phase I & II SBIR projects for the Army, Air Force, and the Space Force. We are actively seeking additional Phase I & II partners and Phase III opportunities for commercialization.

Qualifying for SBIR and STTR Programs

EarthCast Technologies, LP qualifies as a small business within SBIR requirements. These are federal programs designed to fund small businesses to conduct research and develop emerging technology. EarthCast can also qualify for and support Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs seeking assistance.

Whether working as a prime, subcontractor or a technology mentor, EarthCast is looking to partner or offer various assistance during different phases of SBIR/STTR projects; including supporting technology requirements, evaluation, co-development, and insertion into larger systems.

How to Partner with EarthCast

Contact the EarthCast SBIR business development team here – tell us about your strengths & capabilities and potential partnership or assistance opportunities and we’ll match you with a technical point of contact to explore opportunities for partnership and innovation.  It is important to first have a general understanding of the SBIR/STTR programs, how they work, solicitation periods and if your firm qualifies. See the directory of participating agencies and other resources, listed on this page.

If your firm qualifies for the Federal program, has a SBIR/STTR technology project or concept that is compatible with EarthCast Technologies and is interested in partnering with EarthCast on the project, let us know by sharing the details with us. Do not send proprietary, export controlled, confidential or classified information. Firms that may be interested in other technical, non-SBIR ways to partner with EarthCast are also welcome to contact us.

Upon sending your request, please allow two weeks to receive a response. Within this timeframe, EarthCast is vetting your correspondence through the appropriate SBIR/STTR leads and identifying interest.

NIST 800-171 & CMMC Compliance

EarthCast Technologies, LP holds an active registered account in the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE) and has a completed Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) assessment with SSP and POA&M for NIST800-171 and CMMC compliance. DoD vendors and partners will be subject to these same conditions when engaging in SBIR/STTR projects.

Background on SBIR and STTR Programs

The SBIR program was established by Congress in 1982 with a statutory purpose to strengthen the role of innovative small business concerns in Federally funded research or research and development. The STTR program is a sister program to SBIR, established by Congress in 1992. A difference in the programs is that the STTR requires the small business to have a research partner consisting of a University, Federally funded research and development center, or a qualified non-profit research institution.


The programs are 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.

Participating SBIR/STTR Agencies

The following federal departments and agencies set aside a portion of their R&D funds for SBIR awards to small business. Six federal agencies reserve a portion of their funds to be awarded via the STTR program (*):

Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense*
Department of Education
Department of Energy*
Department of Health and Human Services*
Department of Homeland Security*
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration*
National Science Foundation*