DOD SBIR/STTR Deep Dive Session and Cohort Support

The BAAs 22.2 and 22.B include 183 topics.  The topics link is:  The instructions link is:

Please contact Pat Dillon, to learn more and to get started.  (There is no deep dive session for this BAA.)

The next BAA will be released in August.  The Deep Dive session is August 31, 2022, 9- 11 AM, Click here to register

No cost

Note:  Following each deep dive session, Minnesota innovators, entrepreneurs and small businesses are invited to apply to the Accelerator for free and confidential assistance to apply for funding.

The objectives of the DoD SBIR/STTR programs include stimulating technological innovation, strengthening the role of small business in meeting DoD research and development needs, fostering and encouraging participation by minority and disadvantaged persons in technological innovation, and increasing the commercial application of DoD-supported research or research and development results. The DOD and its components are focused on technological solutions to support the warfighter and national security needs.  The DOD’s SBIR/STTR budget is about ~$1.8B each fiscal year. The budgets, funding levels, and processes vary among the DOD components (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, DARPA, etc.) including a wide range of targeted topics based on mission requirements.  The DOD seeks small high technology firms with the R&D capabilities, internal and external, to deliver a technologically advanced solution for their expressed need.  It is vitally important to understand this landscape before investing time and money to seek funding.

The DOD is the customer. They issue research topics that align with their mission of providing national security all over the globe. The Navy, the Marines, the Air Force, the Army, DARPA, and several other sub-components participate in their programs by engaging small R&D firms to respond to their research topics. The DOD issues contracts rather than grants.

DOD Broad Agency Announcement Calendar

Solicitation Program Pre-Release Open Date Close Date
DOD SBIR 2022.2 SBIR 20-Apr-22 18-May-22 15-Jun-22
DOD STTR 2022.B STTR 20-Apr-22 18-May-22 15-Jun-22
DOD SBIR 2022.3 SBIR 24-Aug-22 21-Sep-22 19-Oct-22
DOD STTR 2022.C STTR 24-Aug-22 21-Sep-22 19-Oct-22

Participating DoD Components:

  • Department of Army (Army)
  • Department of Navy (Navy)
  • Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD)
  • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense – Joint Service Small Arms Program (OSD – JSSAP)
  • Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO)
  • United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM

The Deep Dive covers these topics and more:

  • Program Description
  • Broad Agency Announcement Analysis
  • Cost accounting/Budgeting
  • Proposal Requirements
  • Market Opportunity
  • Phase I Proposal and Evaluation
  • Phase II Proposal and Evaluation
  • Phase II Enhancement
  • Commercialization Readiness Program
  • Contractual Requirements