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. SBPO helps expand small-business relationships and training opportunities within the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies,
and enables the small-business community to create and transition radical, game-changing technologies that benefit national security, the federal government and the
SBPO supports small businesses by:
SBPO oversees DARPA’s participation in federal SBIR and STTR programs. These programs help the Agency:
SBPO also offers commercialization and transition assistance to Phase II SBIR and STTR awardees to increase the potential for performers to move their technology into
the military services, other federal agencies and/or the commercial market.
Ms. Susan Celis
Director, Small Business Programs Office
The DARPA SBPO Help Desk handles inquiries about small business participation in DARPA research. We answer email and telephone inquiries from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET
Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays) and strive to respond within 24 hours. The preferred method of communication is email so we can more easily attach relevant
resources to our replies. If calling, please leave a detailed message with your name, email address, company name, phone number and reason for your call. You are also
encouraged to review Doing Business with DARPA, as this guide provides answers to most of our frequently asked questions.
Phone: (703) 526-4170
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