Launching a startup means discovery. Previously, I talked about establishing good assumptions or business guesses before launching into interviews.
One of the things to do before you start an SBIR/STTR proposal is to make sure you have some registrations in place, you’ve vetted your idea, and you’ve talked to a program officer at the agencies.
Lean Startup can make starting a business accessible for the new entrepreneur.
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.
In March 2020, CTC converted SBIR Ready from an in-person to an online professional development program.
Over the past quarter, the CTC has been privileged to work with the WI Air National Guard (WIANG) via our SBA Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership agreement.
Fund your innovation with someone else’s money: Over $1M is available in Air Force funding for innovative solutions that can be used by the Air Force.
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.
The Department of Defense issued their SBIR 21.3 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) topics with a final due date of October 21, 2021. THIS IS THE TIME TO CONSIDER! After September 20, you will no longer be able to work with topic managers to determine fit.
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.