DOD SBIR/STTR Training & Advocacy


The Department of Defense (DoD) relies on constant innovation to protect the nation and enhance our warfighting capabilities.  Small businesses play a critical role in conceiving, developing, and ultimately delivering these solutions. As the community of small businesses that engage with the Department broadens, it’s important that resources are available to ensure their success.
The DoD hosted a series of recorded webinars to help small businesses learn about its innovation-related initiatives, specifically the DoD Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. These webinars aim to help small businesses gain best practices across the lifecycle of program, from RFP release through transition. The webinars will give small businesses an opportunity to hear directly from DoD personnel as well as key stakeholders from the private sector.


DOD SBIR/STTR BAA Process ● Recorded: April 24, 2018

SBIR/STTR Subject Matter experts help proposers understand the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) process and specifically how to prepare to respond to the SBIR/STTR 18.2 and 18.B Broad BAAs that closed on June 21, 2018.

SuBmission site/proposal considerations/sitis ● Recorded: may 24, 2018

Potential proposers can learn how to use SITIS, for technical clarification, after a solicitation opens when access to Technical Points of contact is no longer available. 

Understanding the Evaluation and Debrief Process ● RECORDED: JUNE 26, 2018

BAA offerors can learn how to refine their approach to addressing critical technical and commercialization plan elements as well as submitting a compliant proposal. 

The DOD Acquisition Process / Contracting ● RECORDED: August 1, 2018

A panel of Contracting professionals will discuss the DOD Acquisition Process including navigation contract negotiations; accounting systems; the implications of contract types; how to read and understand your contract; understanding incremental funding; and how/when to invoice.

commercialization Assistance programs and beyond phase ii considerations ● recorded september 18, 2018

A panel of DOD Commercialization Readiness Program and Transition Advocates will provide insight into how to effectively achieve commercialization.

Phase III Process - Identifying NOn-SBIR funding ● recorded october 30, 2018

The Phase III Commercialization process will be detailed highlighting sources and methods of non-SBIR funding.

Commercialization Best Practices ● Recorded: May 1, 2018 

DoD SBIR/STTR - Transition and Commercialization subject matter experts from industry and DoD discuss winning strategies that should begin when you submit the Phase I SBIT/STTR proposal.

Managing Intellectual Property  ● RECORDED: JUNE 5, 2018

An Intellectual Property Legal Expert shares the importance of protecting your DOD SBIR/STTR technical solution from concept through commercialization.

working with prime contractors ● REcoded: july 7, 2018

A panel of Prime Contractors representatives discuss how to best work with their respective organization on Programs of Record, and in general. 

marketing, business development, and capture management essentials ● recorded: September 4, 2018

Small & Large Business Development and Capture Management Experts will discuss customer research, business development, marketing & capture management geared toward SBIR/STTR companies working to transition and commercialize their technologies.


Test and Evaluation resources will help companies gain an understanding of types of tests, costs, and critical timelines that could impact their technical insertion and overall success.