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Small Business Innovation Research

Resources for small businesses seeking to work with DARPA

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07/08/2015
Congress established the SBIR Program in 1982 to provide opportunities for small businesses to participate in Federal government-sponsored research and development (R&D). The goals of the SBIR Program are to: stimulate technological innovation; use small business to meet Federal R&D needs; foster and encourage participation by socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns (SBCs), and by SBCs that are 51 percent owned and controlled by women, in technological innovation; and increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal R&D, thereby increasing competition, productivity and economic growth.
04/29/2015
By design, DARPA reaches for transformational change instead of incremental advances. But DARPA does not perform its engineering alchemy in isolation. It works within an innovation ecosystem that includes academic, corporate and governmental partners, with a constant focus on the Nation’s military Services, which work with DARPA to create new strategic opportunities and novel tactical options.
05/08/2019
DARPA SBIR/STTR Success Reports
The Small Business Program Office (SBPO) serves the small-business community by creating an environment within DARPA that considers small-business concerns as a primary source of innovative solutions.
02/20/2020
To provide game-changing capabilities to our warfighters, DARPA must have the tools to operate at the pace of innovation. In order to capitalize on small business innovation, DARPA is piloting a new approach to advertise SBIR and STTR funding opportunities on a "just-in-time" basis, outside of the three pre-determined announcements issued at the DoD level. SBIR and STTR Opportunities (SBOs) will be announced under this BAA. Only proposals submitted in response to an active corresponding SBO will be evaluated for funding.