Program Office

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/SB)
1864 4th Street
Bldg 15 Rm 225
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Toll Free: 1-800-222-0336
Fax: (937) 255-2219


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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.

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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. Program Rules Click here to download new Program Rules

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 tailord 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.

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Topic/Award Data


Please select the area you work within in relation to the SBIR & STTR programs from the menu on the left.