Non-Dilutive Government Funding with Potential to Commercialize
In partnership with Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific
SBIR@Connect aims to drive innovation and bring non-dilutive funding to the innovation community by fostering partnerships between industry and government.
What’s the SBIR Program?
The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program is a research and development program that gives seed funding to innovation addressing government needs.
The program assists the R&D needs of the government, and pushes small businesses and their partners to be innovative and commercialize their solutions.
SBIR@Connect was created in partnership with the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pac) under the Naval Informations Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) to support the SBIR/STTR program’s mission to drive innovation and collaboration between small businesses and government agencies. Although our partnership and focus is specific to the Navy, and we directly support NAVWAR, there are another ten agencies that participate in the SBIR program. To learn more about NAVWAR, or find an agency that fits your technology, please visit our Agency resources page.
Broad Agency Announcements
SBIR/STTR projects are based on a topic that expresses the government needs. Those topics are posted publicly through Broad Agency Announcements, BAAs, so that small businesses can apply and propose a solution.
There are usually three BAAs per fiscal year, with an occasional topic being released out of cycle. Each BAA has multiple SBIR and STTR topics from all agencies per cycle, so it’s important to continue to refer to the navysbir.com website for the latest information on deadlines.
The Navy’s 21.2/B cycle pre-released April 21st, 2021, and had a total of 39 standard SBIR topics, and 3 Direct to Phase II topics. To take a look at the Navy topics and start asking questions, please visit here.
You can find all 134 DoD 21.2/B topics, 19 of which are STTR, here.
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Broad Agency Announcements
|DoD SBIR 21.1
DoD STTR 21.A
|Dec 8, 2020||Jan 14, 2021||March 4, 2021|
|DoD SBIR 21.2
DoD STTR 21.B
|April 21, 2021||May 19, 2021||June 17, 2021|
|DoD SBIR 21.3
DoD STTR 21.C
|Aug 25, 2021||Sept 23, 2021||Oct 22, 2021|
Official DoD SBIR BAA site: DoDSBIRSTTR.mil/submissions
Previous Navy SBIR/STTR solicitations/BAAs are available at navysbir.com/previous.htm
NavySBIR.com – official website for the DON SBIR/STTR programs. This website includes information on BAAs, topics, selections, program specifics, contact information, and more.
NavySBIRsearch.com – This website is the contextual search site for all DON SBIR/STTR awards.
DoD SBIR/STTR Programs – The official website for the DoD SBIR/STTR programs. Includes information and links to current and past BAAs as well as other DoD or Federal SBIR/STTR websites.
DoDSBIRSTTR.mil/submissions/login – Official DoD SBIR/STTR proposal submission portal.
SBIR.gov – The official page with links to all BAAs and topics; including program-wide policy information.
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