A Tullahoma company was the only Tennessee entity to successfully compete in the latest round of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) solicitation.
The federal agency selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agency’s two programs targeted at small businesses, and Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories LLC (GTL) won two SBIR Phase Is and one STTR Phase I, the latter in collaboration with the University of Tennessee Space Institute. Founded in 2004, GTL relocated to Tullahoma as a result of Hurricane Katrina. It provides transformational technologies to the aerospace industry.
NASA noted in this news release that the 409 contracts will provide approximately $51 million to 312 small businesses in 44 states and Washington, DC.