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Air Force participating in 16.3 solicitation

The Air Force is scheduled to have one Direct to Phase II topic in the upcoming round of DoD SBIR/STTR solicitations. Pre-release is scheduled for August 26. The solicitation will officially open September 26 and close October 26.

See the DoD SBIR/STTR page (http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/index.shtml) for instructions and guidance on topic selections for the Air Force and other services. Proposals must be submitted electronically at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/.
 

See the value of SBIR/STTR in a variety of formats

For the latest program news, or to see how we’re making news, visit our Twitter page or Facebook page. Watch videos on the program, its successes, events and topics at our YouTube page. Find the latest Success Stories, media releases and reports on the Publications page of our website.

Air Force garners national recognition for commercialization

The Small Business Technology Council recently named five representatives from the Air Force among the 16 winners of its 2016 Champion of Small Business Technology Commercialization Award. Winners were determined by input from SBIR companies around the country, which were asked to nominate program managers, program executive officers and other government personnel who went above and beyond to assist businesses in securing commercialization and follow-on funding for technology. Air Force winners include Abraham Atachbarian (Edwards Air Force Base in California), Amber Davis (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio), Dr. Robert Hiers (Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee), Keith Howard (Eglin Air Force Base in Florida) and Omar Mendoza (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio). The awards were presented in early June at the Senate Small Business Committee Hearing Room in Washington, D.C.

Tap into valuable Air Force business opportunities through SBIR/STTR

Air Force SBIR/STTR Program Manager David Shahady explains how and why the Air Force partners with small businesses to drive innovation. See why the SBIR/STTR program is a realistic and high-potential opportunity, even for companies that have never done work for the DoD.



NEW: Phase III Desk Reference now available

Phase III is a powerful tool, giving small businesses a boost in the race toward commercialization and sustained sales while helping acquisition professionals use SBIR/STTR technology to address everything from minor field issues to major program needs. This new guide makes it easier to navigate the Phase III process, which is highly attractive because the awards do NOT require competition. To download a copy of the new Phase III Desk Reference, click here.

New program rules for proposal submission

Please note that language has been added to the AF specific SBIR and STTR instructions that states proposals that do not include both the signed certification training form and the NDA form will be considered incomplete and removed from consideration. It is your responsibility for determining that all required documents have been submitted. Incomplete proposals cannot be evaluated. Click here to download new program rules.

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