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Small Business Innovation Research

Small Business Innovation Research

Harnessing Small Business Innovation to Advance Government Missions

We help build solutions that manage complex processes and connect small businesses with agencies. Whether it’s program solicitations or grants, we’ll cover every facet of the ecosystem for you.  Our solution builds, manages, maintains, and modernizes across the full SBIR/STTR program lifecycle — and we’ll tailor it to support any requirement, at any maturity level.

REI Understands the Importance of the SBIR and STTR Programs

As an SBIR graduate, we bring more than 30 years of experience designing and implementing solutions to help federal agencies like NASA, DoD, EPA, SBA, and NSF manage complex, information-intensive processes. We bring more holistic solutions to our customer’s challenges in addition to just technology, such as outreach, change management, communications, Program Management Office (PMO) support, and other advisory services.

SBIR/STTR Services

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Application Modernization

We enhance mission effectiveness with our Mindful Modernization® approach. Our application development services result in improved performance, scalability, and user experience with seamless integration with modern technologies. 

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Solution Architecture and Modernization Roadmap

Structure, process, analyze, and visualize data so government can  better stratedgize and serve citizens, while offering greater transparency, and foster more evidence-based policymaking

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Software Development and O&M

We provide expertise in O&M for modern solutions, deployment automation and proactive capacity planning. We increase user adoption through focused change management and communications. 

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Data and Analytics Solutions

Providing relevant and critical data to our clients so they can more effectively deliver on their mission using a proven approach. 

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Advisory Services

Supporting and aligning government IT policies, statutory programs, cloud computing strategies, and IT acquisitions to deliver the most secure, efficient, and modern solutions possible across organizations.

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Cloud

Our cloud framework intelligently supports organizations’ specific needs throughout the entire cloud lifecycle. We provide strategic tools, security expertise, and partnerships for effective application modernization and migration, maximizing business value.

We’re Already Working With:

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA has partnered with REI for over 30 years to automate, improve, and manage its SBIR and STTR Program. REI supports the management, development, and digital modernization of several complex enterprise information-intensive systems and processes. We transformed and digitally modernized the systems into a flexible, efficient web-based system using an Agile Scrum framework. 

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Small Business Administration (SBA)

REI supports SBA’s SBIR.gov, a comprehensive AWS-hosted Drupal 9 SBIR hub that centralizes the sharing of data through a web portal. Since its inception, SBIR.gov has served over 10 million visitors supporting a diverse ecosystem of entrepreneurs, support organizations, and SBIR agencies. . 

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Department of Defense (DoD)

The DoD SBIR/STTR programs award over $1B annually to U.S. small businesses on competitively selected projects to acquire innovative technologies focused on DoD’s needs and requirements. Our Impact-Level 4, cloud-hosted solution is an an intuitive, user-friendly, flexible, microservices-based system which has helped the OSD streamline, automate and improve their manual, disparate and offline SBIR processes.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA’s SBIR program supports small businesses in the commercialization of innovative technologies that contribute to EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. REI replaced EPA’s legacy SBIR review support system with a modern, intuitive solution that creates efficiency and streamlines their review process and annual reporting to SBA. Since going live in 2021, EPA is now able to beat SBA’s 90-day turn-around requirement from solicitation close to award.  

Capabilities Accelerating

The Power of SBIR

Modernizing Legacy Applications

Building modern applications using our Mindful Modernization® approach  to support ever-evolving business requirements for better mission outcomes.

Seamless cloud integration for modern transformation

No matter where our customers are on their journey, we help deliver the modern systems to meet the expanded demands of tomorrow.

The value of government data analytics is priceless

REI Systems provides relevant and critical data to our clients so they can more effectively deliver on their mission.

Achieve Strategic Goals

REI helps agencies think through their strategic IT policy, planning, and best practices so agencies know where they are now and understand where they want to go to meet future challenges.

Our Impact

We meet our customers where they are and help them navigate towards a better future.

The Business Innovators as the Customer: Advancing NASA’s Mission through Small Business Grant and Technology Transfer Programs

The Business Innovators as the Customer: Advancing NASA’s Mission through Small Business Grant and Technology Transfer Programs

The burden of grants administration needs to be reduced and here’s how

The burden of grants administration needs to be reduced and here’s how

REI Systems enables Florida Department of Education’s move toward modernized Enterprise Grants Management

REI Systems enables Florida Department of Education’s move toward modernized Enterprise Grants Management

REI Systems published in i360Gov: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Government Grants Management

REI Systems published in i360Gov: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Government Grants Management

Partners in Modernization: Transforming Trademark Applications for Improved Registration Outcomes

Partners in Modernization: Transforming Trademark Applications for Improved Registration Outcomes

Capacity-Based Buying Can Rapidly Meet Federal Agencies’ Changing Business Needs

Capacity-Based Buying Can Rapidly Meet Federal Agencies’ Changing Business Needs

Containers in the Enterprise: Address Future Challenges around Cloud-Native Applications

Containers in the Enterprise: Address Future Challenges around Cloud-Native Applications

Transform the Enterprise: How Customs Agencies Can Support National Security

Transform the Enterprise: How Customs Agencies Can Support National Security