SBIR@Connect aims to drive innovation and bring non-dilutive funding to the innovation community by fostering partnerships between industry and government.

SBIR@Connect: Ready to Apply?

SBIR@Connect: Ready to Apply?

Want to propose a solution to an SBIR/STTR topic but don’t know how? SBIR@Connect is here to help!  The 21.3/C cycle, the third BAA cycle of this year, Opens for proposals September 21st, consisting of three Navy topics, two of which belong to NAVWAR. The DoD has a total of 85 topics for this cycle, so it doesn’t stop with NAVWAR! 21.3/C NAVWAR...

SBIR@Connect: Navy Primer

SBIR@Connect: Navy Primer

Starting the journey to work with the government can initially seem overwhelming and confusing, but SBIR@Connect is here to help. Below are some helpful tips to understanding the Navy domain. Tip 1 - Understand Function and RelevanceThe Department of Navy (DoN) is one of the three military departments under the Department of Defense (DoD)....

SBIR@Connect: Topics are Open!

SBIR@Connect: Topics are Open!

The time to submit your proposal is now!The 21.2/B SBIR/STTR topics are openThe Open period has begun, May 19th, 2021. The Navy’s 21.2/B cycle has a total of 39 traditional 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...

Topics are Out!  What You Need to Know from SBIR@Connect

Topics are Out! What You Need to Know from SBIR@Connect

Committed to our mission of helping innovative companies thrive so they can make a meaningful impact in the development of San Diego, Connect has partnered with the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, NIWC Pac, under Naval Information Systems Warfare Systems Command, NAVWAR, to add another layer of services we can provide our...

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SBIR@Connect is Connect’s new program to drive innovation through collaboration with government agencies. 

In partnership with the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pac), SBIR@Connect hopes to promote economic growth in our region by fostering connections between government, industry, and academia. 

The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program aims to bring non-dilutive funding to eligible companies to help address government research and development needs, while striving for innovation and the commercialization of products/efforts. Although there are multiple agencies that participate in the SBIR/STTR Program, the DoD makes up a large percentage of participation. SBIR@Connect’s partnership focuses on the Navy, specifically, the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, NAVWAR.

To boost interactions and promote collaboration — SBIR@Connect is developing a set of workshops introducing the various programs and opportunities to work with the Navy. 

For more information, please visit the SBIR@Connect page.

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Gretel von Son

SBIR/STTR Director