Now’s the time to do business with the Air Force
Through a competitive awards-based program, the Small Business Innovation Research (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.
Affiliated with a research institution? Check out the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Open Topic.
How it Works
The following opportunities are available through AFVentures and the SBIR Open Topic:
- Small Bets (Phase I) - Up to $50,000 per award | 1000-1500 awards per year | Three solicitations per year
- Medium Bets (Phase II) - Up to $1.5M per award matched funding encouraged | 300-500 awards per year | Live & Virtual Matching
- Big Bets (Stategic Financing) - Up to $15M (SBIR) Awards | 20+ Awards per year | 1:1:2 Program-SBIR-Private Matching | Annual Solicitation