Cohort: The next cohort will begin in October after the formal release of the BAA 21.3 and BAA 21.C announcements. Sign up for the DOD SBIR/STTR Listserv.  The future DOD BAA Schedule.

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.

Cohort curriculum includes a discussion on these topics and more:

  • Prerequisite Requirement: https://training.defensebusiness.org/
  • 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