DOD SBIR/STTR Training & Advocacy
 

HOW DO I FIND THE APPROPRIATE TOPIC?

If you want to submit an SBIR/STTR proposal, you must first find a relevant topic at one of the participating Agencies. The SBIR or STTR programs do not accept “unsolicited proposals,” but instead require that you respond to one of their current topics. To access this training module, click HERE - clicking this link will redirect you to reference material provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SPEAKING TO TOPIC AUTHORS

Small companies that are successful in winning SBIR and STTR awards tend to have open lines of communication between themselves and representatives of the awarding agencies.  To access this training module, click HERE - clicking this link will redirect you to reference material provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

AGENCY SOLICITATIONS

To become involved with the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, one must prepare a response to a solicitation. Unsolicited proposals are NOT accepted by any of the SBIR or STTR programs. Participating agencies release their solicitations throughout the year. Although they have some similarities, the solicitation guidelines are actually quite different, especially between those agencies that provide their awards as grants and those that use contracts. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the structure of the solicitations in order to make them more approachable. Also highlighted are the times of the year when participating agencies release their solicitations and some distinguishing features of each federal agency. To access, click HERE - clicking this link will redirect you to reference material provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration..

Dod Topics and sitis

Learning about specific topics and innovation needs is paramount for those interested in participating in SBIR or STTR. Access our Tip Sheet on this subject by clicking HERE.