Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept.
Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas.
USDA SBIR's flexible research
areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA's vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water.
USDA SBIR Program has awarded over 2000 research and development projects since 1983, allowing hundreds of small businesses to explore their technological potential, and providing an incentive to profit from the commercialization of innovative ideas.