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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.
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.
The Air Force SBIR/STTR program in collaboration with Wichita State University, will conduct a workshop 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. This event promises to be a timely and informative opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Kansas, an underserved state. For more information contact Wendy Veatch.
None currently planned.
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.
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:
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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