DOD SBIR 2023.3/C Topics are Out: Heed These Words of Wisdom!

DOD SBIR 2023.3/C topics are now in Pre-release. Here are some quick tips to get started: Read the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the topic you are applying to, as well as the DOD 2023.3/C BAA. Contact the technical point of contact early during pre-release...

DOD Quad Charts Provide a Snapshot of Your Proposal

A Quad Chart presents a brief visual overview of your SBIR proposal across four quadrants of a single slide (see example). Quad Charts are used by DOD for a variety of planning and communication purposes. Some DOD components, like DARPA, require a Quad Chart as part...

AFWERX Open Topic. What, Where, When?

Do you have an innovation that the Department of Air Force (DAF) needs, but they don’t have a specific topic that fits your technology? The Air Force has released their tentative schedule for Open Topics. Open Topics allow small businesses to submit their technology...

The Army SBIR CATALYST Program is Coming Soon!

The Army SBIR/STTR Program is set to launch its Army SBIR CATALYST Program.  A Request for Proposal is expected on February 20th, and proposals for the Army SBIR CATALYST Program will be due March 15th.  CATALYST-eligible small businesses this year will have been...

DOD FY23 Opportunities

DOD-WIDE FY23 Solicitatation SBIR 23.1 and STTR 23.A  Pre-release: January 11, 2023 Open: February 8, 2023 Close: March 8, 2023 Air Force unveils new schedule for small business research open topic solicitations The Air Force Research Laboratory’s technology...

DOD releases New Topics

The Department of the Air Force (including Space Force) has released 49 new SBIR topics and 6 STTR topics. DTRA released 7 new SBIR topics and 2 STTR topics. There are now 91 topics at the Department of Defense! It is anticipated that all proposals will be evaluated...

What does the cancellation of DOD SBIR/STTR 22.3/22.4 mean?

Why has DOD announced it will not release SBIR/STTR 22.3/22.C and what does that mean for the DOD SBIR/STTR program? The DOD SBIR 22.2 and STTR 22.B BAAs stated that: “Congressional authorization of the SBIR and STTR programs is set to expire on September 30, 2022. If...