Science and Technology

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 22.D

Submissions Closed 16 June 12:00 PM ET (Noon)


The purpose of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is to strengthen the role of innovative Small Business Concerns (SBCs) in federally-funded research or research and development (R/R&D). The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program stimulates a partnership of ideas and technologies between innovative SBCs and non-profit Research Institutions. By providing awards to SBCs for cooperative R/R&D efforts with Research Institutions, the SBIR and STTR programs assist the U.S. small business and research communities by supporting the commercialization of innovative technologies. The SBIR/STTR programs employ a phased process:

Phase I: Phase I involves a solicitation of contract proposals or grant applications to conduct feasibility-related experimental or theoretical R/R&D related to described agency requirements. These requirements, as defined by agency topics contained in a solicitation, may be general or narrow in scope, depending on the needs of the agency. The object of this phase is to determine the scientific and technical merit and feasibility of the proposed effort and the quality of performance of the SBC with a relatively small agency investment before consideration of further Federal support in Phase II.

Phase II: The object of Phase II is to continue the R/R&D effort from the completed Phase I.

Phase III: The objective of Phase III, where appropriate, is for the small business to pursue commercialization objectives resulting from the Phase I/II R/R&D activities. The SBIR/STTR programs do not fund Phase III.

STTR Process Timeline
28 April 2022: Topics and instructions posted
17 May 2022: BAA Topic open for proposals via DSIP
08 June 2022: DSIP Topic Q&A closes to new questions at 12:00 PM ET (Noon)
16 June 2022: Deadline for receipt of proposals no later than 12:00 PM ET (Noon)
By 6 months after award: Phase I complete
For Phase 1 Topics only: If appropriate, an RFP may be provided with a typical 30-day proposal timeline at or around the end of Phase 1

The objective of this Open Call for Science and Technology (S&T) Innovation topic is to develop applied research toward an innovative capability within SOCOM S&T Capability Focus Areas (CFAs).

Capability Focus Areas (CFAs)
1. Next Generation Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Situational Awareness
2. Next Generation Effects

3. Futures

How You Can Participate
Industry and Non-Traditional Attendees

  1. Review the Topic Details Click Here to Download
  2. Review the Q&A Telecon Transcript: Click Here to Download
  3. Watch the Q&A Telecon Zoom Recording: Click Here to Watch
  4. Submit your proposal: Submissions closed 16 June 12:00 PM ET NOON

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