We, as well as everyone in the SBIR/STTR world, have been watching with keen interest the progress; or lack thereof, of the congressional reauthorization of the program.
DHA’s shifting focus to innovation
Much like the United States military branches, other areas of the Department of Defense are working to create programs and environments to promote innovation.
NIH SBIR Contracts Solicitation
We often may think that the NIH SBIR activities are limited to grants.
DoD Opportunities Abound
Explosion! There has been an explosion of opportunity with the DoD Innovation Ecosystem.
Assumptions: Start with your constraints
Launching a startup means discovery. Previously, I talked about establishing good assumptions or business guesses before launching into interviews.
Before you start writing your proposal…
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.
Crafting a Team for DOD Success
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.
Back to the Basics
Its been a while since we looked at some of the basics or preparing an SBIR or STTR.
Innovation: A language we can all speak.
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.
Communicating with Gate Keepers
We are anticipating the next SBIR/STTR Department of Defense (DoD) topics pre-release due December 1.