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.
Much like the United States military branches, other areas of the Department of Defense are working to create programs and environments to promote innovation.
This year SMSgt. Jacob Coenen, Inspector General Senior Enlisted Leader for the 115th Fighter Wing, participated in the SBIR Ready program.
We often may think that the NIH SBIR activities are limited to grants.
Thanks to our Federal and State Technology (FAST) funding, we will close an exciting year working through Air Force Innovation and opportunities in the SBIR/STTR programs.
Air Force innovation cells are popping up across the country, many of which do not have the capability to directly write or influence policy decisions.
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.
We are excited to see the DoD has ‘pre-released’ their next round of SBIR and STTR Broad Area Announcements (BAA’s).
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.
Congratulations to COnovate — a CTC client, SBIR Advance awardee and 2020 Wisconsin Innovation Award winner — upon securing key SAFE financing from a remarkable partnership led by Tundra Angels, Wisconsin Venture Partners and Jennifer Abele.