New Education Technology Prototype: ED/IES SBIR RFP

The Department of Education’s (ED) Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), administered by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), invites for-profit small business firms to submit new and innovative technology prototypes to improve education and special education. Businesses will address the Phase I goals of the three (3)-phase ED/IES SBIR program outlined in this RFP.

The SBIR program encourages US-based for-profit small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D). Through a highly competitive awards-based program, they further provide incentives to profit from the commercialization of innovative technologies.

Phase I is an eight (8)-month government-funded award of $250,000. A project will be successful if the team:

  1. Develops a functioning prototype of a new education technology product.
  2. Conducts research to determine the usability, initial feasibility and promise of the prototype to lead to the intended outcomes.

Program Priorities

ED/IES SBIR accepts proposals for research and development in the following priority areas:

  1. New Education Technology Products for use by students, educators, or administrators to improve student learning or promote relevant outcomes in education.
  2. New Special Education Technology Products used by infants, toddlers or students with or at risk for disabilities, or teachers (or other instructional personnel, related services providers or family members) in early intervention or special education settings

Furthermore, all proposals must be for the development of either:

  1. A new education technology product for which no (or limited) previous development has occurred.
  2. A new component to be added to or integrated with an existing education technology prototype or product.

For more details on the program priorities, including the specific content areas that fit within the priorities, download the RFP at ED/IES SBIR Phase I 2022.

Important Submission Information

All offerors to the ED/IES SBIR RFP must register at the SBA Company Registry prior to proposal submission.

Proposals are due no later than Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM EST.

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