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Small Business Innovation Research

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03/01/2019
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) are the principal set-aside programs for small business participation in federal research and development funding, yet the requirements for administering and managing these programs have not changed significantly in decades. To keep pace with discovery in science and technology worldwide, DARPA now intends to release SBIR/STTR opportunities on an out-of-cycle basis, separate from the three pre-determined announcements traditionally issued directly through the Department of Defense (DoD). The change is expected to reduce the overall time from opportunity announcement to contract award.
August 24 – September 24, 2018,
Online
DARPA’s Small Business Programs Office will host a virtual industry meeting beginning August 24, 2018, via https://sbirindustryday.darpa.mil/. This virtual event will last for approximately one month. The purpose is to preview Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) topics that DARPA anticipates publishing in the forthcoming DoD STTR 18.C announcement. Participants will be able to view topics, presentations, and submission instructions, as well as schedule one-on-one calls with the topic authors.
07/07/2015
DARPA knows that the ideas leading to breakthrough technologies for national security often start small. To maximize the pool of innovative proposal concepts it receives, DARPA strongly encourages participation by all capable sources: industry, academia, and individuals.
04/29/2015
Traditional defense contractors, corporations, and startups alike are critical parts of the innovation ecosystem in which DARPA operates, and all of these organizations—whether large or small—can serve as performers of DARPA-funded R&D to generate revolutionary technologies and capabilities. Additionally, industry partners can help transition DARPA-developed technologies from the laboratory into military or commercial applications.
04/30/2015
DARPA knows that the ideas that lead to breakthrough technologies for national security often start small. To maximize the pool of innovative proposal concepts it receives, DARPA strongly encourages participation by non-traditional performers, including small businesses, academic and research institutions and first-time government contractors.