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Let Me Introduce You….! Upcoming Air Force Networking Events

While the Air Force did not include topics in the SBIR 21.3 release, now is the perfect time to network ahead of the next round opening in November/December 2021. AFWERX and their affiliated WERX programs are hosting several FREE & ONLINE programs to define opportunities and technology fit.

DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement Recently Issued

Cybersecurity for high performance computing systems, biological approaches for bioenergy, atmospheric measurement technology and solutions for soil and water phosphorous measurements – these are among the diverse topics included in the Department of Energy’s current call for SBIR/STTR proposals.

A Bridge to Commercial Success- SBIR Phase IIB

Almost all of the big commercial successes from the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR program have been companies that received Phase IIB awards, according to Ben Schrag, Senior Program Director of SBIR/STTR at NSF.

Strategies from Research to Commercialization

We often hear from entrepreneurs about the challenges in acquiring additional funds to further de-risk technologies and navigate through the dreaded Valley of Death. Accessing funds via the traditional SBIR/STTR programs can initially help you through risky feasibility questions.

Commercialization Plans For Phase 2 SBIR/STTR Proposals

A commercialization plan can be similar to a business plan in many respects, and should include a clear focus on the following topics, supported by customer discovery interviews, data, references, and quotations wherever possible.