Now’s the time to do business with the Air Force
Through a competitive awards-based program, the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) program enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
AFWERX, in partnership with Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), and the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), developed the SBIR Open Topics to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and transition rate of the SBIR program.
For these topics, companies with existing commercial products or services that may also be useful to the Air Force are invited to apply. Several barriers to working with the Air Force have been removed or mitigated for this program, to include a shorter application process, an accelerated contract award, and a shorter period of performance.
Since the introduction of the Open Topic in late 2018 through August 2019, we have received more than 2900 submissions, awarded more than 900 contracts worth a combined total of approximately $220 million.
Affiliated with a university? Check out our Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) page.
Rapid acquisition leads to rapid success for Air Force small business partner
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Pro Bowl awards 190 SBIR contracts in 10 days
a group of 20 hand-picked contracting officers issued 190 Small Business Innovation Research contracts worth a combined total of approximately $73 million in a little over one week during an event called Pro Bowl at AFWERX Austin
USAF pays first startup using GPC
The Air Force facilitated it’s first transfer of funds to a startup company with a government purchase card following the issue of a $59,994 Small Business Innovation Research contract on Feb. 2, 2019.