U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Program

U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Program

U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Program
U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Program
  • Website/POCs – www.afsbirs)r.com (“SBIR/STTR Points of Contact” link at top of page)
  • Mission/Interest – SBIR/STTR contracts are an important tool for the Air Force’s discovery, development and integraIon of affordable warfighIng technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. This program fosters innovaIon and cuMng-­‐edge research by small businesses, with the goal of transiIoning results into criIcal Air Force programs and plaOorms.
  • Uniqueness – Centralized execuIon of program by Air Force SBIR/STTR Program Office (in the Air Force Research Laboratory). Operates as central point for focusing on small businesses to fund innovaIve soluIons. About 50 percent of Air Force-­‐sponsored topics come from Program ExecuIve Offices (PEOs), providing key user inputs into our solicitaIon processes.
  • Budget – Annual SBIR/STTR budget is currently ~$305M
  • Topics – Average 160 SBIR and 30 STTR topics per year (receive average of 2,500 proposals/year)
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range) – Average 380 Phase I contracts at $150K and 160 Phase II contracts at $750K (Air Force limit for iniIal Phase IIs).
  • Contract vs Grant – Contract
  • SolicitaIons (Open/Close) – ParIcipates only in SBIR.1 and STTR.A (Jan/Mar)
  • CommercializaIon – our SBIR/STTR CommercializaIon Readiness Program (CRP) directly links PEOs to AFRL experts; this linkage helps generate topics focused on criIcal needs and results in the opImal use of SBIR/STTR funds. CRP’s transiIon agents also help match current prime/ supply-­‐chain contractors with small businesses working in areas relevant to PEO needs. 
  • U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Program
    U.S. Army SBIR
  • POC/Title and or Ins:tute/Website: John Smith, Program Manager/ h2ps://www.armysbir.army.mil/
  • Mission/interest -­‐ The Army SBIR program is designed to provide small, high-­‐tech businesses the opportunity to propose innovaEve research and development soluEons in response to criEcal Army needs
  • Uniqueness -­‐ To be the Army’s premier source of innovaEve technology soluEons, providing direct access to America’s high-­‐tech small business research and development community, enabling our Soldiers deployed around the world.
  • Budget -­‐ Annual FY13 $149M, FY14 $160M
  • Topics -­‐ 175 Topics per year (Average from FY06 – FY13)
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range FY13 – ~300 Awards (Phase I – 198, Phase II – 102) Obligated Total to date ~$79M
  • Contract vs Grant -­‐ Contracts
  • Solicita:ons (Open/Close) – Phase I-­‐ 14.1 – (20 Nov/22 Jan), 14.2 – (23 Apr/25 June), 14.3 – (21 Aug/ 22 Oct) Phase II -­‐ 14(A (15 Oct/15 Nov), 14(B) – (2 Mar/2 Apr), 14(C) – (17Jun/17 Jul), 14(D) – 2 Aug/2 Sep
  • Commercializa:on Assistance (Include if you have a program in this area) Technical Assistance Advocates, TransiEon Support (Phase II Enhancements, CommercializaEon Readiness Program)
  • Areas of Interest -­‐ Advanced Materials and Manufacturing; Microelectronics and Photonics; Sensors and InformaEon Processing; SimulaEon and Modeling for AcquisiEon, Requirements, and Training (SMART); Engineering Sciences; Advanced Propulsion Technologies; Power and Directed Energy; Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Defense; Life, Medical, and Behavioral Sciences; Environmental and Geosciences 
  • U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Program
    1 DARPA SBIR/STTR Programs POC/Title and or Institute/Website: Susan Nichols, Program Director Small Business Programs Office and SBIR/STTR Program Manager – http://www.darpa.mil/Opportunities/SBIR_STTR/SBIR_ STTR.aspx Mission/interest - to prevent strategic surprise from negatively impacting U.S. national security and create strategic surprise for U.S. adversaries by maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military. DARPA’s scientific investigations span the gamut from laboratory efforts to the creation of full-scale technology demonstrations in the fields of biology, medicine, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, material sciences, social sciences, neurosciences and more. Uniqueness - DARPA is DoD’s innovation engine focused on revolutionary change. Budget - Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$80M Topics - Average 15 SBIR and 10 STTR Topics per year Awards (Amt and Dollar Range) - Average 75 Phase I up to $100K; $50K option for Phase II selectees; average 25 Phase II per year up to $1.5M. Contract vs Grant - Contracts Solicitations – DARPA typically participates in 3 SBIR and 2 STTR solicitations. Commercialization Assistance - DARPA offers 24-month Transition and Commercialization Assistance Program for all Phase II awardees. See our Fact Sheet: http://www.darpa.mil/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?i d=2147486306
    U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Program
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SBIR Programs POC: Elissa Sobolewski, Director SBIR, Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), h>ps://sbir2.st.dhs.gov; Kevin GuIerrez, DomesIc Nuclear DetecIon Office (DNDO) SBIR Program Manager Mission/interest: Technology soluIons for the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE). We invest in small businesses that have the potenIal to provide innovaIve soluIons for the HSE. Uniqueness: SBIR topics are derived from technology gaps expressed by DHS’ operaIonal components (CBP, TSA, USCG, USSS, ICE, FEMA, CIS, and First Responders). The DHS SBIR program works one-­‐on-­‐one with SBIR companies to ensure that successful technology soluIons move on to Phase III (~36% of Phase II projects received Phase III awards for a total of ~$131M of non-­‐SBIR funds, including internal DHS R&D funds, funding from other government agencies, product sales, and private investments). Budget: Annual SBIR budget – FY2013 $15.7M (S&T $12.7M, DNDO $3.0M) Topics: 13 SBIR topics released in FY14 (11 S&T, 2 DNDO) Awards: (S&T) Phase I’s up to $100K each; and Phase II’s up to $750K each (DNDO) Phase I’s up to $150K each; Phase II’s up to $1M each Contract vs Grant: Contracts Solicita?ons (Open/Close): Joint SolicitaIon released in Early December/Mid January; and Early April/ May Commercializa?on Assistance (CAP): DHS offers the CAP program to all awardees to improve business and markeIng skills as well as specific technology driven market intelligence assessments. Commercializa?on Readiness Pilot Program (CRPP): DHS offers addiIonal funding to select DHS SBIR awardees for operaIonal tests and evaluaIons, as well as for the development of detailed commercializaIon roadmaps. 
    U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Program
    Department of the Navy (DoN) SBIR/STTR Programs
  • POC/Title and or Ins@tute/Website: John Williams, Director DON SBIR/STTR-­‐ www.navysbir.com
  • Mission/interest -­‐ Technology that addresses Naval warfighter needs. We invest in small business and help them to transiEon that technology into a DoN or DoD weapons system, program or plaForm.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ DoN SBIR/STTR promotes “technology pull”: >90% of Topics come from acquisiEon program offices. Our success is the SBIR/STTR firm obtaining Phase III funding from that program to mature and procure technology. Awarding $556M in Phase III’s.
  • Budget -­‐ Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$330M
  • Topics -­‐ Average 200 SBIR and 35 STTR Topics per year
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range Average 500 Phase I’s up to $150K each and 250 Phase II’s per year range from $350K to $1.5M.
  • Contract vs Grant -­‐ Contracts
  • Solicita@ons (Open/Close) – 16 Nov/16 Jan, 25 Jan/27 Mar, 24 Apr/26 Jun, 26 Jul/25 Sep
  • Commercializa@on Assistance (Include if you have a program in this area) DoN offers 11-­‐month TransiEon Assistance Program for all Phase II awardees with Navy Opportunity Forum annually. DoN has support staff within each SYSCOM and Program ExecuEve Office to support firm and Naval need. 
  • U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Program
  • POC/Website: Chris Rinaldi, DoD SBIR/STTR Administrator -­‐ www.acq.osd.mil/sbir
  • Mission/interest -­‐ To harness the innova?ve talents of our na?on’s small technology companies for U.S. military and economic strength in key DoD technology areas across the various Military Services and Defense Agencies.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ Providing the opportunity for DoD to tap into the most innova?ve small businesses regardless of status. DoD SBIR/STTR Awards: ! Half are to firms with < 25 people ! One-­‐third to firms with < 10 people ! One-­‐FiJh are minority or women-­‐owned businesses ! A Quarter of the companies are first-­‐Ome winners
  • Budget -­‐ Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$1.0B
  • Topics -­‐ Average 600 SBIR and 150 STTR topics per year
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range 2000 Phase I’s (up to $150K); ~1000 Phase II’s (up to $1.5M)
  • Contract vs Grant -­‐ Contracts
  • SolicitaOons (Open/Close) – 16 Nov/16 Jan, 25 Jan/27 Mar, 24 Apr/26 Jun, 26 Jul/25 Sep
  • CommercializaOon Assistance -­‐ The DoD Commercializa?on Readiness Program (CRP) is designed to accelerate the commercializa?on and fielding of new capabili?es by iden?fying and selec?ng projects that meet high-­‐priority requirements, and formalizing collabora?on among small businesses, prime contractors, and DoD science and technology acquisi?on communi?es. Department of the Defense (DoD) Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) SBIR/STTR Programs 
  • U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Program
    U. S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • POC/Title and Website – Manny Oliver, Director, DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office – www.science.energy.gov/sbir – Carl Hebron, DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Coordinator – www.science.energy.gov/sbir – Chris O’Gwin, DOE SBIR/STTR Commercialization & Outreach Assistance Program Manager – www.science.energy.gov/sbir
  • Mission/Interest – DOE’s mission is to ensure U. S. security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. SBIR/STTR solutions sought in the following technology areas: clean energy, next generation scientific instruments, and nuclear security & environmental clean-up
  • Uniqueness – The DOE SBIR/STTR programs offer two unique opportunities: – Fast-Track grant opportunities to expedite the decision and award of SBIR/STTR phase I and II funding for meritorious applications having high commercialization potential – Technology Transfer Opportunities to leverage technology developed at a DOE National Laboratory – Sequential Phase II grants provide additional financial support for (1) new R&D tasks and activities that are aligned with the original scope of work for the Phase II grant and (2) new R&D tasks and activities that extend beyond the scope of the original Phase II grant
  • Annual Budget – $180M combined SBIR/STTR in FY 2013 budget
  • Topics – DOE offers approximately 65 SBIR/STTR topics with 250+ subtopics per year
  • Awards (Amt/Dollar Range) – In FY 2013, 244 Phase I’s up to $225K each and 107 Phase II’s up to $1.5M
  • Contract vs. Grants – The DOE SBIR/STTR is a competitive grants-driven program
  • Solicitations (Open/Close) – Two Phase I solicitations each year (Release 1 in July & Release 2 in October)
  • Commercialization Assistance – Phase I assistance: $5,000 total to develop a compelling business case for continuation of Phase II (and beyond) funding – Phase II assistance: $5,000 per year, $10,000 total; flexible offerings to meet a variety of commercialization needs – DOE CAP web site: http://science.energy.gov/sbir/commercialization-a ssistance/
  • U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR Program
    SBIR Program at the Department of Education (ED) / Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
  • POC and Website: Ed Metz (edward.metz@ed.gov ), Program Manager; http://ies.ed.gov/sbir
  • Mission/interest - The IES SBIR program funds small businesses to develop and evaluate commercially viable education technology products, including games, to improve student learning in general and special education, and products to improve and support teacher practices and performance.
  • Uniqueness - IES SBIR promotes rigorous iterative research with students and teachers to inform the development of prototypes, and rigorous research of fully developed products to demonstrate usability, feasibility, and the potential of the product to improve outcomes. The program also promotes commercial partnerships to distribute the products in the private sector marketplace.
  • Annual Budget - ~$8M
  • Topics - Products to improve students outcomes and to improve or facilitate teacher performance.
  • Awards - Average 12 Phase I’s up to $150K; 6 Phase II’s up to $900K; and 2 Fast-Track’s up to $1.05M.
  • Contract vs Grant - Contracts
  • Solicitations (Open/Close) – November 7 / December 22 (estimated)
  • Commercialization Assistance - The IES SBIR program provides commercialization assistance to all awardees, and encourages partnerships to facilitate pathways that lead to marketplace dissemination and sustainability.
  • Defense Threat Reduc0on Agency (DTRA) SBIR
  • POC/Title and or Ins0tute: Mark Flohr, Program Manager, DTRA SBIR. Mark.Flohr@dtra.mil
  • Mission/interest -­‐ Safeguard the United States and its allies from Global WMD threats by integraEng, synchronizing, and providing experEse, technologies, and capabiliEes addressing warfighter needs.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ DTRA SBIR is focused solely on CBRNE and combat support. Our S&T areas include Nuclear Effects and Survivability, Enhanced Explosives & ConvenEonal Weapons Effects, CBR DetecEon, ProtecEon, and Modeling & SimulaEon.
  • Budget -­‐ Annual SBIR ~$7.0M
  • Topics -­‐ Average six topics on the XX.3 solicitaEon
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range Average eight Phase I’s up to $150K each and five Phase II’s per year up to $1.0M each.
  • Contract vs Grant -­‐ Contracts
  • Solicita0on (Pre-­‐Solicita0on/Open/Close) – 21 Aug 14/22 Sep 14/22 Oct 14 
  • Environmental Protec/on Agency SBIR Program
  • POC/Title and or Ins/tute/Website: www.epa.gov/ncer/sbir – April Richards, Program Manager, EPA SBIR Program
  • Mission/interest -­‐ Support the development and commercializaBon of environmental technologies that help EPA meet its mission of protecBng human health and the environment.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ Small program with focus on one-­‐on-­‐one relaBonships with companies to help them commercialize and have posiBve environmental impact.
  • Budget -­‐ Annual SBIR ~$5M
  • Topics -­‐ Priority topic areas include: water, air, green manufacturing, waste and homeland security.
  • Awards-­‐ Average 25 Phase I’s up to $100K each and 10 Phase II’s per year up to $300,000.
  • Contract vs Grant -­‐ Contracts
  • Solicita/ons (Open/Close) – One annual solicitaBon; typically opens in spring.
  • Commercializa/on Assistance -­‐ EPA offers commercializaBon assistance to all of its Phase I and Phase II awardees. Phase II companies are eligible for a “commercializaBon opBon ‐ a supplement of up to $100,000 to match third party investment. 
  • www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir
  • Program Manager: Dr. Douglas Deason, Director Advanced Research MDA Phone: (256) 955-2020
  • Website: http://www.mda.mil/business/SBIR_STTR_programs.htm l
  • Mission: To promote innovative technology development through the SBIR/STTR program with relevance to the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) and commercial applications; and, to provide technology transition assistance.
  • Uniqueness: MDA SBIR/STTR promotes “technology pull”: more than 90 percent of topics come from system program elements. MDA determines success by the SBIR/STTR firm obtaining endorsement from an MDA system to mature and insert technology.
  • Annual Budget: Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$75M
  • Average Topics per Year: MDA averages 30 SBIR and 10 STTR topics per year
  • Awards (Total and Dollar Amount): MDA averages 120 Phase I and 50 Phase II awards per year
  • Technology of Interest: Lightweight Materials, Data Processing Algorithms, Models and Simulations, Optics, Radar, Rocket Propulsion, Manufacturing Efficiency, and Energy Efficiency
  • In which Solicitations Do You Participate?: SBIR 14.2 and STTR 14.B
  • Commercialization Assistance : MDA offers the Technology Applications Program (TAP) through the National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC). ( www.mdatechnology.net ) The TAP provides commercialization assistance to MDA SBIR/STTR-funded companies
  • Twitter Handle: N/A Facebook Page: N/A Do You Host Webinars?: No Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7777 (14 April 14)
  • NASA SBIR/STTR Programs
  • POC/Title and or Ins9tute/Website: Program Execu-ve for NASA SBIR/STTR, Richard B. Leshner, PhD hAp://sbir.nasa.gov
  • Mission/interest -­‐ Technology that addresses future mission needs in NASA’s Mission Directorates – Science, Aeronau-cs Research, Human Explora-on and Opera-ons, and Space Technology
  • Uniqueness -­‐ The SBIR/STTR program supports both “push” and “pull” technology development – some-mes ar-cula-ng NASA needs for technology development and iden-fying certain performance criteria, other -mes describing a future desired capability and seeking proposals with innova-ve ideas to sa-sfy that need. Topics are generated by experts at NASA Centers who plan for and execute NASA tech demo flights and opera-onal missions.
  • Award Budget -­‐ Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$160M
  • Topics -­‐ Average 75 SBIR and 20 STTR Topics per year
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range Average 300 Phase I’s at $125K each, and 90-­‐110 Phase II’s per year ranging from $750K to $1.5M.
  • Contract vs Grant -­‐ Contracts
  • Solicita9ons (Open/Close) – Mid November 2014 – Late January 2015
  • Commercializa9on Assistance -­‐ NASA offers op-ons to expand projects beyond Phase 2 from 6-­‐24 months: if companies can find non-­‐NASA SBIR/STTR investments to enhance their SBIR/STTR projects beyond what is accomplished in Phase 2, the NASA SBIR/STTR program will match those investments (within certain limits). 
  • Department of the Navy (DON) SBIR/STTR Programs NAVSEA
  • POC/Title and Website: Dean Putnam, SBIR Program Manager
  • Mission/interest -­‐ Technology that addresses Naval warfighter needs. We invest in small business and help them to transiDon that technology into a DON or DoD weapons system, program or plaForm.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ NAVSEA SBIR/STTR promotes “technology pull”: >90% of Topics come from ship, submarine, carrier and weapon system acquisiDon program offices. Our success is the SBIR/STTR firm obtaining Phase III funding from that program to mature, procure and deploy innovaDons.
  • Budget -­‐ Annual NAVSEA SBIR + STTR budget = ~$75M
  • Topics -­‐ SBIR and STTR Topics vary each year -­‐ 75 are anDcipated in FY 15.1 RFP
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range Average 125 Phase I’s up to $150K each and 70 Phase II’s per year range from $350K to $1.5M.
  • Contract vs Grant -­‐ Contracts
  • SolicitaNons (Open/Close) – 16 Nov/16 Jan, 25 Jan/27 Mar, 24 Apr/26 Jun, 26 Jul/25 Sep
  • CommercializaNon Assistance -­‐ NAVSEA parDcipates in the DON 11-­‐month TransiDon Assistance Program for all Phase II awardees with Navy Opportunity Forum annually. NAVSEA has SBIR/STTR TransiDon Managers and support staff within each SYSCOM and Program ExecuDve Office to support firm and Naval needs. 
  • http://sbir.cancer.gov Benefits of the SBIR/STTR Programs STTR: Small Business Technology Transfer CROSSING THE VALLEY OF DEATH NCI SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Award Phase III COMMERCIALIZATION Phase II DEVELOPMENT Phase I FEASIBILITY
  • Commercialization stage
  • Use of non-SBIR/STTR funds
  • Research & Development
  • Commercialization plan required
  • $1M over 2 years; max $1.5M*
  • Technology validation & clinical translation
  • Follow-on funding for SBIR Phase II awardees
  • Expectation that applicants will secure substantial 3rd-party investor funds
  • $1M per year over 3 years SBIR/STTR Program Goals
  • Stimulate technological innovation
  • Meet Federal R&D needs
  • Foster & encourage participation in innovation & entrepreneurship by socially & economically disadvantaged persons
  • Increase private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal R&D funding
  • Funding is non-dilutive & doesn’t impact company stock
  • Awards are not loans; no repayment is required
  • Intellectual property rights are retained by the small business
  • Awards provide company recognition, verification, and visibility
  • Projects are vetted through NIH’s rigorous scientific peer review
  • Can be used as leverage to attract additional funding SBIR: Small Business Innovation Research
  • Set-aside program to fund small business early stage R&D
  • For small business concerns (SBC) that are organized as for-profit USbased businesses with fewer than 500 employees
  • SBC must do at least 2/3 of R&D work in Phase I, at least 1/2 in Phase II
  • PI must be greater than 50% employed by SBC
  • Basic SBC eligibility same as SBIR
  • Formal cooperative R&D effort with a US research institution
  • SBC must do minimum 40% of work; research institution must do minimum 30% of work
  • PI may be primarily employed by either SBC or research institution FY14 SBIR/STTR Funding ~$757M at NIH ~$119M at NCI NCI SBIR Development Center NEW Directto-Phase II Fast-Track Application Combined Phase I & II
  • Proof-of-Concept study
  • $150,000 over 6 mo (SBIR), 1 year (STTR); max $225,000*
  • NCIsbir@mail.nih.gov 240.276.5300 Twitter: @NCIsbir http://sbir.cancer.gov NCI SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Award http://sbir.cancer.gov/funding/phase2bridgeaward.a sp
  • Up to $1M/year for up to 3 years following a Ph II award
  • Open to all SBIR or STTR Phase II awardees working on: cancer therapeutics, imaging technologies, diagnostics
  • Competitive preference & funding priority to applicants raising substantial third-party funds (i.e. ≥ 1:1 match) Recent Changes to the SBIR/STTR Programs Percentage of extramural NIH funding reserved is increasing for SBIR (2.8% FY14, 2.9% FY15) & STTR (0.40% FY14-FY15)
  • $5000 Technical Assistance award requests, open to SBIR & STTR
  • Limits on Award Sizes: $225,000 (Ph I), $1.5M (Ph II) *Waivers available for FY15 projects in specific topic areas
  • Small businesses majority owned by multiple VCOCs, hedge funds, or private equity firms are now eligible to apply for NIH SBIR funding
  • NEW – Direct-to-Phase II Pilot program announced http://bit.ly/NIHD2P2
  • NEW – SBIR Ph I awardees can apply for STTR Ph II and vice versa For the Latest on NIH Implementation: http://go.usa.gov/gubA What We’re Funding Therapeutics 36% In Vitro Diagnostics 18% Devices for Cancer Therapy 9% Imaging 16% Health IT & Software Tools 8% Tools for Basic Research 13% Grant Funding Opportunities Omnibus Solicitation Applications due: Apr 5, Aug 5, Dec 5
  • Investigator-initiated projects accepted in a broad range of areas supporting the mission of NCI Innovative Molecular Analysis Technology Development for Cancer Research and Clinical Care (SBIR-IMAT, PAR-13-327) Applications due November 4 & May 28; through 2016 http://sbir.cancer.gov/funding/technology/
  • For next-generation molecular and cellular analytical technologies for cancer detection and/or characterization Innovative Health IT for Broad Adoption by Healthcare Systems and Consumers (PA-12-196) Applications due: April 5, August 5, December 5 through 2014 Phase II or Fast-Track Applications Only http://sbir.cancer.gov/resource/hit/
  • For development & dissemination of evidence-based health IT products Development of Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single Cells (PA-13-140) Applications due: April 5, August 5, December 5 through 2015 http://commonfund.nih.gov/Singlecell/
  • For next-generation tools that distinguish heterogeneous states among individual cells Applications due April 21, 2014 Contract Solicitation http://sbir.cancer.gov/funding/contracts
  • Research areas of high priority to NCI with setaside funds & milestone-driven deliverables Recent topics include:
  • Therapeutic agents targeting Cancer Stem Cells
  • Reformulation of failed chemotherapeutic drugs
  • 3D tumor microenvironment Tissue Culture Systems
  • Single cell Proteomic Analysis from solid tumors
  • Phospho-Threonine Protein Standards
  • Biosensor-based tumor Biopsy Device
  • Radiation Modulators
  • Software Tools for environmental measures 372 Projects
  • Na#onal Ins#tutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Programs Na#onal Ins#tute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • POC/Title and or Ins#tute/Website: Kathy Jung, Ph.D., /Program Director. h6p://www.niaaa.nih.gov/ Email: kathy.jung@nih.gov.
  • Mission/interest – The mission of NIAAA is to direct, support, and conduct biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevenIon of alcoholism and alcohol-­‐related problems, including health consequences.
  • Uniqueness – The majority of our awards are invesIgator-­‐iniIated.
  • Budget -­‐ Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$11 M (FY14).
  • Topics – Listed in the Omnibus solicitaIon; also invesIgator-­‐iniIated research.
  • Awards (Amount and Dollar Range Phase I: up to $225K each; Phase II: up to 1.5M each. 25-­‐30 new and conInuing awards per year.
  • Grants vs Contracts -­‐ Variable. Currently 90% grants, 10% contracts.
  • Solicita#ons (Open/Close Omnibus and most solicitaIons; April 5th; August 5th; December 5th; for AIDS (May 7th; September 7th; January 7th).
  • Commercializa#on Assistance -­‐ NIH offers the Phase I Niche Assessment Program and Phase II CommercializaIon Assistance Program annually for SBIR and STTR awardees. 
  • Na#onal Ins#tutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Programs
  • POC and Ins#tute Website: Chris&ne Densmore, M.S., NIDDK SBIR/STTR Coordinator and Program Director h>p://www.niddk.nih.gov.
  • Mission – The SBIR/STTR programs are vehicles of innova&on for development and commercializa&on of novel technologies and products to advance science and disseminate science-­‐based informa&on on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; diges&ve diseases, nutri&onal disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ NIDDK SBIR/STTRs support technology development from basic through clinical studies/ trials. The majority of applica&ons are for inves&gator-­‐ini&ated projects.
  • Budget $48M (FY14).
  • Topics – The majority of applica&ons are inves&gator-­‐ini&ated via the Omnibus SBIR/STTR solicita&ons (PA-­‐14-­‐071/72). DK has a number of FOAs targeted toward specific-­‐mission areas as well (see link above).
  • Awards -­‐ Phase I up to $225K (generally 1yr), Phase II up to 1.5M (generally 2yrs), Phase IIB
  • up to 3M (up to 3yrs).
  • Grants vs Contracts – Grants.
  • Solicita#ons (Open/Close) – Applica&ons are due April 5th; August 5th; December 5th.
  • Commercializa#on Assistance -­‐ NIH Phase I Niche Assessment Program and Phase II Commercializa&on Assistance Program. 
  • Na#onal Ins#tute of Mental Health (NIMH) SBIR/ STTR Programs
  • POC/Title and or Ins#tute/Website: – Margaret Grabb, Ph.D., Coordinator -­‐ SBIR/STTR. (h
  • DHHS,Na'onal Ins'tutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Programs Na'onal Ins'tute on Minority Health and Health Dispari'es (NIMHD)
  • POC/Title and or Ins2tute/Website: Vincent A. Thomas, Jr., M.S.W., M.P.A.,SBIR/STTR Program Manager & Derrick C. Tabor, Ph.D., Program Official; hPp://www.nimhd.nih.gov
  • Mission/interest-­‐ The mission of NIMHD is to lead scien'fic research to improve minority health and eliminate health dispari'es.
  • Uniqueness-­‐ NIMHD SBIR/STTR funding opportuni'es are intended to assist small business concerns (SBCs) to develop and commercialize innova've technologies that improve minority health and reduce health dispari'es by providing a product, process or service that is effec've, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minori'es, low-­‐income and rural popula'ons.
  • Budget-­‐ Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$8.1M
  • Areas of Interest-­‐ Improving health outcomes and achieving health equity for health disparity popula'ons; innova've health dispari'es research and use of electronic health records, and the development of innova've so]ware and tools for science and health science educa'on. Interven'ons that address: Behavioral change, Preven'on, Social determinants of Health and Health Literacy.
  • Awards (Amt. and Dollar Range Phase l's up to $1SOK to $225K each applica'on, and Phase ll's up to $1M to 1.5M each applica'on.
  • Contract vs Grant-­‐ Grants
  • PHS 2014-­‐2, Omnibus Solicita2on (Receipt Dates)-­‐ April 5, August 5, December 5
  • Commercializa2on Assistance-­‐ The NIH provides two programs: the Niche Assessment Program for Phase I awardees helps the SBC to iden'fy other uses of technology, determines compe''ve advantages and develops market entry strategy; and the Commercializa'on Assistance Program for Phase II awardees helps promising small life science companies develop their commercial businesses and transi'on their SBIR/STTR-­‐ developed technologies into the marketplace. 
  • Na#onal Ins#tutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Programs Na#onal Center for Advancing Transla#onal Sciences (NCATS)
  • POC/Title and or Ins#tute/Website: Lili M. Por#lla, MPA NCATS SBIR/STTR Program Director h7p://www.ncats.nih.gov/funding-­‐and-­‐noCces/sma ll-­‐business/small-­‐business.html
  • Mission/interest – In 2011, NCATS was established to transform the translaConal science process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to paCents faster. TranslaConal sciences comprise the process of turning observaCons in the laboratory and clinic into effecCve intervenCons that improve the health of individuals and the public — from diagnosCcs and therapeuCcs to medical procedures and behavioral changes.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ NCATS is interested in the development of innovaCve tools, technologies and intervenCon plaMorms that would support the creaCon of novel therapeuCcs or diagnosCcs, especially for rare and neglected diseases. The applicaCon may address any stage of translaCon.
  • Budget -­‐ Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$16M (FY14).
  • Topics -­‐ hNp://www.ncats.nih.gov/funding-­‐and-­‐no#ces/sma ll-­‐business/topics/topics.html
  • Awards (Amount and Dollar Range ~15 Phase I’s up to $225K each and ~ 15 Phase II’s /year range up to 1.5M each.
  • Grants vs Contracts -­‐ 75% grants, 25% contracts.
  • Solicita#ons (Open/Close Omnibus and most solicitaCons; April 5th; August 5th; December 5th
  • Commercializa#on Assistance -­‐ NIH offers the Phase I Niche Assessment Program and Phase II CommercializaCon Assistance Program annually for SBIR and STTR awardees. NCATS has several preclinical programs such as TRND and BrIDGs. 
  • Na#onal Ins#tutes of Health SBIR/STTR Programs Na#onal Eye Ins#tute (NEI)
  • Contact Person: Jerome R. Wujek, Ph.D., NEI SBIR/STTR Program Director, Email: wujekjer@nei.nih.gov; Ins#tute Website: hDp://www.nei.nih.gov/.
  • Mission/interest – The mission of NEI is to reduce the burden of blinding eye diseases and visual disorders, and to preserve sight. ApplicaLons for all areas of vision research are encouraged.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ NEI supports predominantly invesLgator-­‐iniLated research, meaning very few targeted programs.
  • Budget -­‐ Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$17M (FY14).
  • Topics – Please see Program DescripLons and Research Topics linked to 2014 Omnibus Grant SolicitaLons of the NIH (found at hDp://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm).
  • Awards -­‐ Standard published budget guideline for NIH.
  • Grants vs Contracts – Grants.
  • Solicita#ons (Open/Close) – Standard receipt dates (April 5th; August 5th; December 5th).
  • Commercializa#on Assistance – As available through NIH. 
  • 1 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH POC/Title and or Institute/Website: Natalia Kruchinin Ph.D., NIAID,NIH SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator email: kruchininn@niaid.nih.gov http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/sb/Pages/ default.aspx Mission/interest: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. Budget - Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$118M (FY14) TopicsDevelopment of therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests and other technologies for diseases in NIAID mission areas in order to improve human health. NIAID Small Business High Priority Areas of Interest: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/sb/pages/ sbirareas.aspx Awards (Amount and Dollar Range)- Phase I:$225,000; Phase II $1.5M Grants vs. Contracts - 92% grants, 8% contracts. Solicitations (Open/Close) -Omnibus and most solicitations; April 5th; August 5th; December 5th; for AIDS (May 7th; September 7th; January 7th). More than 10 open solicitations, some with custom dates.
    Na#onal Ins#tutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Programs
  • POC and Ins#tute Website: Chris&ne Densmore, M.S., NIDDK SBIR/STTR Coordinator and Program Director h>p://www.niddk.nih.gov.
  • Mission – The SBIR/STTR programs are vehicles of innova&on for development and commercializa&on of novel technologies and products to advance science and disseminate science-­‐based informa&on on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; diges&ve diseases, nutri&onal disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ NIDDK SBIR/STTRs support technology development from basic through clinical studies/ trials. The majority of applica&ons are for inves&gator-­‐ini&ated projects.
  • Budget $48M (FY14).
  • Topics – The majority of applica&ons are inves&gator-­‐ini&ated via the Omnibus SBIR/STTR solicita&ons (PA-­‐14-­‐071/72). DK has a number of FOAs targeted toward specific-­‐mission areas as well (see link above).
  • Awards -­‐ Phase I up to $225K (generally 1yr), Phase II up to 1.5M (generally 2yrs), Phase IIB
  • up to 3M (up to 3yrs).
  • Grants vs Contracts – Grants.
  • Solicita#ons (Open/Close) – Applica&ons are due April 5th; August 5th; December 5th.
  • Commercializa#on Assistance -­‐ NIH Phase I Niche Assessment Program and Phase II Commercializa&on Assistance Program. 
  • Na#onal Ins#tute of Mental Health (NIMH) SBIR/ STTR Programs
  • POC/Title and or Ins#tute/Website: – Margaret Grabb, Ph.D., Coordinator -­‐ SBIR/STTR. (h
  • Na#onal Ins#tutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Programs Na#onal Ins#tute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • POC/Title and or Ins#tute/Website: Stephanie Fer,g, NINDS SBIR/STTR Project Manager, www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/small-­‐business. Email: fer,gs@ninds.nih.gov
  • Mission/interest: The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease. The NINDS accepts a broad range of small business applica,ons that are significant, innova,ve, and relevant to its mission. Examples include development of therapeu,cs and diagnos,cs for neurological disorders, as well as development of technology and tools for neuroscience research.
  • Uniqueness: NIH SBIR/STTR has mul,ple receipt dates, dozens of solicita,ons, and the ability to revise and resubmit unfunded grant applica,ons. NIH will not be the customer, focus on commercializa,on into open market. The majority of our awardees are inves,gator ini,ated. NINDS supports both pre-­‐clinical research and clinical trials through the SBIR/STTR programs.
  • Budget: The annual SBIR + STTR budget is ~$43M (FY14).
  • Topics: The majority of our applica,ons come in through the general NIH SBIR/STTR solicita,ons (PA-­‐14-­‐071/PA-­‐14-­‐072). Specific topic solicita,ons can be found at: h\p://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/ sbir_announcements.htm
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range): We fund on average ~90 awards/year. Total funding support normally does not exceed $225K for Phase I and $1.5M for Phase II. However, NIH has received a waiver to exceed this amount for some topics and some solicita,ons permit larger budgets.
  • Contract vs Grant: Grants and Coopera,ve Agreements
  • Solicita#ons (Open/Close): Standard Receipt Dates: April 5th, Aug 5th, Dec 5th (specific solicita,ons may have special receipt dates)
  • Commercializa#on Assistance: NIH has two Technical Assistance Programs: the Niche Assessment Program for Phase I awardees and the Commercializa,on Assistance Program for Phase II awardees. NINDS also provides addi,onal support to Phase II awardees through a Phase IIB SBIR/STTR compe,ng renewal. 
  • Na#onal Ins#tutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Programs
  • POC/Title and or Ins#tute/Website: Ma#hew E. Portnoy, Ph.D., NIH SBIR/STTR Program Director h#p://sbir.nih.gov. Email: sbir@od.nih.gov. Follow us @NIHsbir.
  • Mission/interest -­‐ Advancing Medicine Through InnovaIon. Biomedical and behavioral research and development funding to U.S. small businesses to explore the technological feasibility of innovaIve projects with commercial potenIal to create medical soluIons for public benefit. The SBIR and STTR programs focus on bridging the gap between basic science and translaIon of scienIfic discovery into tangible products and services.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ NIH SBIR/STTR has mulIple receipt dates, dozens of solicitaIons, and the ability to revise and resubmit unfunded grant applicaIons. NIH will not be the customer, focus on commercializaIon into open market.
  • Budget -­‐ Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$750M (FY14).
  • Topics -­‐ More than 600 SBIR/STTR topics per year plus invesIgator-­‐iniIated research encouraged.
  • Awards (Amount and Dollar Range ~800 Phase I’s up to $225K each and ~ 250 Phase II’s per year range up to 1.5M each.
  • Grants vs Contracts -­‐ 95% grants, 5% contracts.
  • Solicita#ons (Open/Close Omnibus and most solicitaIons; April 5th; August 5th; December 5th; for AIDS (May 7th; September 7th; January 7th). More than 50 open solicitaIons, some with custom dates.
  • Commercializa#on Assistance -­‐ NIH offers the Phase I Niche Assessment Program and Phase II CommercializaIon Assistance Program annually for SBIR and STTR awardees. 
  • DHHS,Na'onal Ins'tutes of Health (NIH) SBIR/STTR Programs Na'onal Ins'tute on Minority Health and Health Dispari'es (NIMHD)
  • POC/Title and or Ins2tute/Website: Vincent A. Thomas, Jr., M.S.W., M.P.A.,SBIR/STTR Program Manager & Derrick C. Tabor, Ph.D., Program Official; hPp://www.nimhd.nih.gov
  • Mission/interest-­‐ The mission of NIMHD is to lead scien'fic research to improve minority health and eliminate health dispari'es.
  • Uniqueness-­‐ NIMHD SBIR/STTR funding opportuni'es are intended to assist small business concerns (SBCs) to develop and commercialize innova've technologies that improve minority health and reduce health dispari'es by providing a product, process or service that is effec've, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minori'es, low-­‐income and rural popula'ons.
  • Budget-­‐ Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$8.1M
  • Areas of Interest-­‐ Improving health outcomes and achieving health equity for health disparity popula'ons; innova've health dispari'es research and use of electronic health records, and the development of innova've so]ware and tools for science and health science educa'on. Interven'ons that address: Behavioral change, Preven'on, Social determinants of Health and Health Literacy.
  • Awards (Amt. and Dollar Range Phase l's up to $1SOK to $225K each applica'on, and Phase ll's up to $1M to 1.5M each applica'on.
  • Contract vs Grant-­‐ Grants
  • PHS 2014-­‐2, Omnibus Solicita2on (Receipt Dates)-­‐ April 5, August 5, December 5
  • Commercializa2on Assistance-­‐ The NIH provides two programs: the Niche Assessment Program for Phase I awardees helps the SBC to iden'fy other uses of technology, determines compe''ve advantages and develops market entry strategy; and the Commercializa'on Assistance Program for Phase II awardees helps promising small life science companies develop their commercial businesses and transi'on their SBIR/STTR-­‐ developed technologies into the marketplace. 
  • DoC Na'onal Ins'tute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SBIR Program
  • POC/Title and or Ins'tute/Website: Mary Clague, NIST SBIR Program Manager – mary.clague@nist.gov, h?p://www.nist.gov/sbir.
  • Mission/interest -­‐ NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovaHon and industrial compeHHveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ SolicitaHon topics vary widely and change annually. Past topics include: bioscience, building and fire research, chemistry, cybersecurity, energy, healthcare, IT, manufacturing, materials science, nanotechnology, and physics.
  • Budget – Annual SBIR ~$2.25M
  • Topics -­‐ Average 15 SBIR Topics per year
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range Average 10 Phase I’s up to $90K each and 5 Phase II’s up to $300K each.
  • Contract vs Grant -­‐ Grants
  • Solicita'on – Opens late November, closes 75 days later. 
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR/STTR Programs
  • POC/Title/Institute/Website: Joe Hennessey, Senior Advisor, National Science Foundation, http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/
  • Mission/interest - High risk/ high commercial potential for technology that addresses nanotechnology, adv. materials, adv. manufacturing; biological and chemical technology; electronics, information and communication technology; and education applications.
  • Uniqueness - NSF provides grants based on an external peer review process. NSF is particularly focused on the success of its grantees in the private sector. Supplemental funding opportunities exist for Phase I and II grantees (Phase IB & IIB) that encourage third party investments.
  • Budget - Annual - SBIR + STTR budget ~$159M.
  • Topics – Information/Communication, Chemical/Environmental, Semiconductors/Photonics, Educational Applications; Advanced Manufacturing, Nanotechnology; Electronic Hardware, Robotics, Wireless Technologies; Advanced Materials and Instrumentation; Biological, Smart Health and Biomedical Technologies.
  • Awards - FY-13: 385 Phase I’s (SBIR $150K max, STTR $225K max), 101 Phase II’s ($750K max).
  • Contract vs. Grant - Grants
  • Solicitations (Open/Close) – Next opportunities: SBIR Phase I – 14 June (Solicitation 14-539); STTR Ph. I – 11 June (Solicitation 14-540). SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II proposals are received 2 times per year per solicitation instructions (Jun/Dec Commercialization Assistance – NSF provides commercialization assistance to its Phase I and Phase II grantees to help them in developing commercialization plans and third party partnerships.
  • 1 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH POC/Title and or Institute/Website: Natalia Kruchinin Ph.D., NIAID,NIH SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator email: kruchininn@niaid.nih.gov http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/sb/Pages/ default.aspx Mission/interest: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. Budget - Annual SBIR + STTR budget ~$118M (FY14) TopicsDevelopment of therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests and other technologies for diseases in NIAID mission areas in order to improve human health. NIAID Small Business High Priority Areas of Interest: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/sb/pages/ sbirareas.aspx Awards (Amount and Dollar Range)- Phase I:$225,000; Phase II $1.5M Grants vs. Contracts - 92% grants, 8% contracts. Solicitations (Open/Close) -Omnibus and most solicitations; April 5th; August 5th; December 5th; for AIDS (May 7th; September 7th; January 7th). More than 10 open solicitations, some with custom dates.
    1 ONR SBIR POC and Website: Lore-­‐Anne Ponirakis, ONR SBIR Program Manager www.onr.navy.mil/en/Science-­‐Technology/Directora tes/TransiDon/SBIR-­‐STTR.aspx Mission: ONR SBIR program is an integral part of the Naval Science and Technology program ! SBIR topics address naval needs and should ulDmately transiDon to the fleet through enabling technologies Uniqueness: The ONR SBIR program tends to invest more in Discovery and InvenDon Technologies or earlier stage technologies compared to the other Syscoms Budget: Annual ONR SBIR budget ~$43M Awards (Amount and $ Range): !Average 140 Phase I’s per year up to $150K each, AND !Average 60 Phase II’s per year ranging from $500K to $1.125M Contract vs. Grant: Contract; typically cost-­‐plus fixed fee Topics: Average 40 SBIR topics per year SolicitaHons (Open -­‐ Close): ONR SBIR program parDcipates in two solicitaDons per year: ! 14.2: 28 Apr 14 -­‐25 Jun 14 ! 15.1: 14 Dec 14 – 18 Feb 15 CommercializaHon Assistance: ONR SBIR program offers 11 month TransiDon Assistance Program for all Phase II awardees at annual Navy Opportunity Forum Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR Programs -­‐ ONR SBIR Program SolicitaHon Release SolicitaHon Opens (1 month) SolicitaHon Closes EvaluaHon of Proposal Submissions Small Business Selected for Award ConsideraHon List of Selectees Posted on www.navysbir.com SBIR Phase I Contract Award SBIR Solicita,on Process 
    Joint Science & Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense/ CBD SBIR Program
  • POC/Title and or Ins?tute/Website -­‐ Mr. Larry Pollack, Program Manager, Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) SBIR, www.cbdsbir.com
  • Mission/interest -­‐ To ensure the U.S. Military has the capability and technologies required to operate effecIvely and decisively in the face of chemical or biological warfare threats at home and abroad
  • Uniqueness -­‐ Niche focus of CBD SBIR program is directed solely to the ‘Technologies of Interest’ (shown below) to ensure the warfighter has start-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art tools to address specific these Capability Areas
  • Budget -­‐ FY14: $13M
  • Topics -­‐ Average 5 SBIR topics per year
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range Average 10 Phase I’s up to $150K per award and 5 Phase II’s annually @$1M per award
  • Contract vs Grant -­‐ Contract
  • Solicita?ons (Open/Close FY15.1 (Nov 2014/Jan 2015)
  • Technology of Interest -­‐ Chemical and Biological DetecIon (ContaminaIon Avoidance); ProtecIon (Individual & CollecIve); DecontaminaIon (Hazard MiIgaIon); Medical Pre-­‐treatments; Chemical and Biological Countermeasures (TherapeuIcs); Medical DiagnosIcs and Disease Surveillance 
  • POC/Title: Bonny Heet, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, USSOCOM/SORDAC-­‐ST, h?p://www.ussocomsbir.com/, sbir@socom.mil. Mission/Interest: Leverage the SBIR/STTR program to acquire advanced, innova:ve technology solu:ons that provide enhanced capabili:es for Special Opera:ons Forces (SOF) to successfully accomplish their missions. Uniqueness: The United States Special Opera:ons Command (USSOCOM) SBIR/STTR office seeks technologies across a wide spectrum of technology areas reflec:ng the highly dynamic capability requirements of SOF. USSOCOM also assists companies in promo:ng their opportunity through Technical Experimenta:on (TE) events and through the Technical Industrial Liaison Office (TILO). Annual Budget: SBIR/STTR Budget of Approximately $11 million Topics: Average of 7 SBIR Topics per FY Awards ( # and range): 3 SBIR Phase I awards (up to $150K each), 7 SBIR Phase II awards (up to $1.5M), and 1 STTR—on average per FY. Contract vs. Grant: Contracts SolicitaOons (Open/Close): USSOCOM SBIR par:cipates in the first DoD solicita:on of a fiscal year (usually published on FEDBISOPPS in November). 
    Department of Agriculture SBIR Program
  • POC/Title and or Ins=tute/Website: Charles Cleland, SBIR Na1onal Program Leader-­‐ www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/sbir
  • Mission/interest -­‐ Support innova1ve research & development projects that deal with some aspect of American agriculture or rural development.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ USDA SBIR program u1lizes confiden1al peer review to evaluate all proposals with reviewers drawn from the public sector. The Phase II review process u1lizes both technical and commercializa1on reviewers
  • Budget -­‐ Annual SBIR budget ~$21M
  • Topics -­‐ Forests and Related Resources ; Plant Produc1on and Protec1on – Biology; Plant Produc1on and Protec1on – Engineering; Animal Produc1on and Protec1on; Air, Water and Soils; Food Science and Nutri1on; Rural and Community Development; Aquaculture; Biofuels and Biobased Products; and Small and Mid-­‐Sized Farms
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range 70-­‐80 Phase I’s up to $100K and 25-­‐30 Phase II’s up to $450K
  • Contract vs Grant -­‐ Grants
  • Solicita=ons (Open/Close) – For FY 2015 it will open in June, 2014 and close on October 2, 2014
  • Commercializa=on Assistance (Include if you have a program in this area) For Phase I, LARTA offers training on how to write a strong commercializa1on plan that is a cri1cal part of a Phase II proposal. For Phase II, LARTA provides commercializa1on assistance that starts with a two day mee1ng in Washington, DC followed by a series of webinars and consulta1ons with a commercializa1on advisor who focuses the program on the specific needs of the Phase II grantee. 
  • Program Manager: CAPT Sean Biggerstaff
  • Program Coordinator: Mr. JR Myers (james.r.myers38.civ@mail.mil, 301-619-7377)
  • Support Contractor: Mr. Aaron Sparks (aaron.p.sparks.ctr@mail.mil, 301-619-5047)
  • Technical Assistance Advocate: Ms. Colleen Gibney (colleen.n.gibney.ctr@mail.mil, 301-619-3719)
  • Mission: The Defense Medical Research and Development Program’s (DMRDP) mission is to conduct requirements-driven and innovative medical research and development to address existing and evolving readiness-related capability gaps in the Department of Defense. The program’s goal is to meet Joint warfighter readiness requirements, to help solve the challenges of today and tomorrow, and to support force health protection and medical readiness.
  • Uniqueness: DMRDP is the only Joint Medical R&D program for the DoD. The program was established in 2010 to help bridge the gap between basic science and transition and translation of research into clinical practice, mature medical products, and training and operations. The program covers broad medical needs in the areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Medical Modeling and Simulation, Infectious Disease, and Rehabilitative Medicine.
  • Annual Budget: FY14 - $43.2M
  • Average Topics per Year: 15
  • Contracts vs Grant: Contract
  • Phase I: $150,000 over 6 months
  • Phase II: $1,000,000 over 24 months
  • Phase II Enhancement: DHP SBIR has a Phase II Enhancement Program, which provides matching SBIR funds to expand an existing Phase II that attracts investment funds from a DoD Acquisition Program or Private Sector Investments. For further details please refer to http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir.
  • Technology Areas of Interest: Medical Training and Health Information Sciences, Military Infectious Diseases, Military Operational Medicine, Combat Casualty Care, and Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine
  • DHP SBIR Solicitations: XX.1 Solicitation. The next DHP SBIR Solicitation will be the 2015.1 Solicitation. For further details please register with www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir.
  • DoC Na'onal Ins'tute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SBIR Program
  • POC/Title and or Ins'tute/Website: Mary Clague, NIST SBIR Program Manager – email: mary.clague@nist.gov website: www.nist.gov/sbir
  • Mission/interest -­‐ NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovaFon and industrial compeFFveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
  • Uniqueness -­‐ SolicitaFon topics vary widely and change annually. Past topics include: bioscience, building and fire research, chemistry, cybersecurity, energy, healthcare, IT, manufacturing, materials science, nanotechnology, and physics. Budget -­‐ Annual SBIR ~$2.5M
  • Topics -­‐ Average 15 SBIR Topics per year
  • Awards (Amt and Dollar Range Average 10 Phase I’s up to $100K each and 5 Phase II’s up to $300K each.
  • Contract vs Grant -­‐ Grant
  • Solicita'on – Opens February, closes 75 days later.
  • Commercializa'on Assistance -­‐ NIST offers commercializaFon assistance to its awardees. 
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