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Air Force SBIR/STTR topic pre-release

The Air Force 15.1 SBIR and 15.A STTR solicitation topics have been PRE-RELEASED on our website and can be viewed here. The topics are listed with the names of the Technical Points of Contact (TPOC) and their phone numbers and e-mail addresses. During this Air Force pre-release period, proposing firms have an opportunity to contact TPOCs by telephone or e-mail to ask technical questions about specific solicitations topics. Questions should be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. Proposing firms may not ask for advice or guidance on solution approach, nor submit additional material to the TPOC. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available to the public through SITIS (SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System) and an amendment to the solicitation.

Upcoming outreach events

Our expanding outreach activities to under-served states and disadvantaged businesses/individuals will be taking us to various states and small business events. Look for us in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Austin and San Antonio. We also plan to participate in several online webinars with other DoD components. Our schedule is subject to change, so please contact us for current information on our planned outreach activities or to suggest an event for our consideration. You'll find more information on our News & Events page. 

Events:

Look for us at the 2014 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) conference November 7-8 in Detroit. This event draws more than 5,000 attendees and is the largest Hispanic technical conference in the country. See our News & Events page for more details.

Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference, November 11-13, Austin, TX. This is an excellent and timely opportunity to meet with the Air Force team in advance of the upcoming DoD 15.1 and 15.A solicitations. Learn how to participate and compete for funding in these two programs that encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) and to commercialize your technological innovations. Network with SBIR/STTR agencies, industry leaders, veteran SBIR/STTR awardees, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Visit our News & Events page for more details.

Workshops:

Oklahoma, October 21-23 - Events are scheduled in Stillwater, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Air Force SBIR/STTR program manager David Sikora will be participating in workshops and meeting with small business owners and community leaders to discuss funding for high-risk projects that meet Air Force needs, intellectual property rights for the small business and Air Force assistance with transitioning or commercializing SBIR and STTR funded technology. The event is sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). More information is available at the OCAST website.

Webinars:

The Air Force SBIR/STTR program in collaboration with Wichita State University, will conduct a webinar on November 21. This outreach event will be part of Wichita State University's Business Booster series and will include a DoD 101 SBIR/STTR overview with an in depth look into the Air Force SBIR/STTR program. The webinar promises to be a timely and informative event for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Kansas, an underserved state. For more information contact Wendy Veatch.

Economic impact study looks at Phase II awards

An Air Force economic impact study is underway to determine the results of SBIR/STTR Phase II awards in terms of follow-on awards, investments and commercialization.  Since 2000, the Air Force has awarded more than $4 billion for about 4,000 Phase II awards.  Your small business may be contacted as part of this research effort. Read the full story on our News & Events page.

Solicitation status

See our Solicitation Schedule for information on Air Force solicitations. Also see the DoD Solicitations for instructions and additional guidance on topic selections for all of the military services.

 If you are new to the Air Force SBIR/STTR program be sure to review the guidelines and other valuable information on our Phase I Awardee Training page in the Small Business section. We appreciate your feedback on this training:  If you have any comments or need further assistance, please send us an e-mail.

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Using this site

The Air Force SBIR/STTR program office is dedicated to meeting the goals of the program:

  • Stimulate technological innovation
  • Use small businesses to meet federal R/R&D needs
  • Foster and encourage participation by socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses in technological innovation
  • Increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from federal R/R&D

Our website is tailored to meet the needs of all users, whether you are from government, small business, prime contractors or academia. By selecting your area of business or interest on the left side of the page, you will find the information you need to understand and succeed with the Air Force SBIR/STTR programs.

All users have access to various search capabilities, from topics to awards, by using the "Topics/Award Data" tool on the right and the Advanced Technology Search tool, which provides even greater search capabilities.

Additional information, such as points of contact and publications, can be accessed via the links at the top of the page.

Be sure to update any of your bookmarks or shortcuts to our website. The old link, www.sbirsttrmall.com, is no longer valid.

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