Fiscal Year 21 is in gear and so are the latest small business SBIR and STTR topics!
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs funds small business research, development, and innovation to enhance Navy warfighting capabilities.
The DoD issued its SBIR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) pre-release Dec. 8, announcing the program will accept proposals between Jan. 14 and Feb. 18.
The BAA includes 100 standard Navy SBIR topics and two Direct to Phase II topics from seven of the Navy's SYSCOMs. Naval Sea Systems Command has 50 SBIR topics and four STTR topics.
Visit the Navy SBIR 21.1 BAA Topics page for more information: https://www.navysbir.com/topics21_1.htm
New DoD Submission Requirements have been added this year.
Effective Jan. 13, the following requirements will be in place for all SBIR and STTR proposal submissions. Details on these requirements can be found in section 5.0 of the 21.1 SBIR and 21.A STTR announcements.
Foreign Disclosure Requirement
Contractor Certification Regarding Provision of Prohibited Video Surveillance and Telecommunications Services and Equipment
Company Commercialization Report (Volume 4)
Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training (Volume 6)
Direct contact with topic authors is permitted during the pre-release period (Dec. 8 - Jan. 13).
Proposing firms have an opportunity to directly contact the Technical Point of Contact to ask technical questions about the specific BAA topic. Once DoD begins accepting proposals Jan. 14, no further direct contact between proposers and topic authors is allowed unless the Topic Author is responding to a question submitted during the pre-release period.
SITIS Q&A System: After the pre-release period, proposers may submit written questions through SITIS (SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System) at www.dodsbirsttr.mil/topics-app/, login and follow instructions. In SITIS, the questioner and respondent remain anonymous but all questions and answers are posted for general viewing. Topic Q&A will close to new questions on Feb. 4 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program strengthens opportunities for innovative small businesses using federally funded research. The program stimulates technological innovation, uses small businesses to meet federal research needs, and enables participation by socially and economically disadvantaged businesses. Additionally, the program facilitates the transition of the resulting research in to the commercial sector, a strategy that increases competition, productivity and economic growth.
The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program is a sister program to SBIR that requires the small business to partner with a University, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, or a qualified non-profit research institution. The STTR standards require the small business to serve as the prime contractor and perform at least 40 percent of the work, with the research partner performing at least 30 percent of the work. The remaining work may be done either the small business, the research partner, or by a third party.
Visit www.navysbir.com for more information on eligibility requirements.
FOR SBIR/STTR TRANSITION
EVENT GOES VIRTUAL
Now in its 21st year, the Department of the Navy’s SBIR/STTR Transition Program (Navy STP) assists participating small businesses by identifying commercialization opportunities, creation of marketing collateral, and promoting the company and their technology across Acquisition and Science & Technology (S&T) communities within the Department of Defense, U.S. government, and defense industry. The ultimate goal is promoting and accelerating commercialization opportunities (Phase III funding) for these small businesses by direct transition (sales) to industry, military programs of record, or commercial ventures.
Navy FST – The Forum – promotes companies participating in Navy STP based on their award of a Navy or Marine Corps sponsored SBIR/STTR Phase II contract. Navy FST connects these small businesses with government and industry personnel through Tech Talks and Meet the Experts one-on-one meetings, and an enhanced online presence. Information on topics participating in the current and previous year Navy STP is available on the Virtual Transition Marketplace (VTM) – a part of Navy FST and STP.
We invite you to meet all the companies participating in this year’s Navy STP and explore their technologies in the Virtual Transition Marketplace.
Navy FST continues its commitment to bringing small business innovation to the warfighter by bringing Tech Talks online Jan 27-28.
The participating organizations and their topics are listed on the Navy FST website: https://navyfst.com/events/navsea-fst-day-2021/
Navy FST encourages you to contact small businesses directly to learn more about specific technologies. Details are available here: https://navyfst.com/events/navsea-fst-day-2021/
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