An innovative solution is more than technology. It highlights a distinct benefit to the user. As you consider the April 2022 Dept. of Defense SBIR/STTR release, do some homework to learn about the users need with a focus on mission specific applications. Network with TPOCS and explore communities through AFWERX and NSIN. And if you find you are not ready for a SBIR/STTR application, consider the Ideadvance partnered innovation track to negotiate DoD networks, refine user needs, and develop an MVP for future DoD SBIR/STTR or other innovation funding programs.