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Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Alan M. Pratt Colonel, USMC Commanding Officer NSWC Crane Dr. Adam Razavian Technical Director NSWC Crane SBIR/STTR Program Presented By: Brooke Pyne SBIR Program Manager NSWC Crane Division
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release SBIR/STTR Program Mission/Objectives MISSION: Supporting scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of federal funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy … one small business at a time. OBJECTIVE: Stimulate technological innovation in DoD’s Critical Technology Areas; Strengthen role of small business in meeting DoD R&D needs; Encourage participation by minorities, disadvantaged persons and women in technological innovation Increase private-sector commercialization innovations derived from federal R&D.
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release SBIR/STTR Eligibility Checkpoints SBIR Program Organized for-profit US business 500 employees or fewer, including affiliates PI’s primary employment at the time of award and throughout project duration STTR Program Applicant is Small Business Concern Collaborative R&D effort between SBC and US research institution - College or University; other non-profit research organization; Federal R&D center
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Number and Timing of Solicitations R&D Topic Areas -- (Broad vs. Focused) Dollar Amount of Award (Phase I and II) Proposal Preparation Instructions Proposal Review Process Type of Award (Contract or Grant) o Contract – Highly focused topics; Driven by requirements o Grant – Less-specified topics; More Flexibility Agency SBIR Differences When in doubt, go to the agency website and thoroughly review the solicitation.
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Important Facts to Remember Eligibility is determined at time of award The PI is not required to have a Ph.D. or M.D. The PI is required to have expertise to oversee project scientifically and technically Applications may be submitted to different agencies for similar work Awards may not be accepted from different agencies for duplicative projects
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Department of Defense SBIR/STTR Program Specifics
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release DoD Phase I Process Evaluation Ph I award Solicitation Topics Proposal Submission Agencies describe R&D topics in solicitations. Small Business Concerns prepare short (usually 25-page) proposals. Unsolicited proposals not accepted. Agencies evaluate based on technical merit, firm ’ s qualifications, and commercial potential/societal benefit. Agencies make Phase I awards. About 6-9 months $150K – Feasibility Study
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release DoD Phase II Process Evaluation Ph II award Phase II Proposal Submission About 24 months $1M – Prototype/Demonstration Agencies will select Phase I awardees Small Business Concerns prepare Phase II proposals. Uninvited proposals not accepted Agencies evaluate scientific, technical merit, firm ’ s qualifications, and commercial potential/societal benefit Agencies make Phase II awards Expected to produce well-defined deliverable prototype Phase II continuation funding is to encourage transition of SBIR research into DoD acquisition programs TALK TO YOUR TPOC DURING PHASE II
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release DoD Phase III Commercialization phase Derives from, extends or logically concludes efforts performed under prior SBIR/STTR funding agreements from any agency Must be funded by sources outside of SBIR/STTR (private sector and/or non-SBIR Government) Develop prototype into viable product/service for sale in military and/or private sector markets Within DoD, often initial customer is prime contractor for a major weapon system or program of record Company owns IP for 4/5 Years after receipt of SBIR final report. Government has right to use for government purposes only.
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release DoD SBIR vs STTR SBIRSTTR Tax Agency Budget SBIR/STTR Budget Award Amounts: Phase I Phase II Subcontracts: Phase I Phase II Academic Component Business Employment of PI 2.8% $1.016 Billion $150K/6mos $1M/2 yrs <33% >50% Not Required >50%.30% $127 Million $150K/12mos $1M/2 yrs <60% >60% >30% N/A SBIR – 753 Topics, 12,799 proposals, 2052 Phase I Awards and 1071 Phase II Awards STTR – 126 Topics, 1646 proposals, 383 Phase I Awards and 158 Phase II Awards Stats:
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release SBIR/STTR Participating Agencies 12 Agencies within DOD with R&D budgets greater than $100 million SBIR-12STTR-12 Army$184M$25M Navy$271M$37M AF$304M$41M DARPA$66M$9M MDA$79M$10.7M OSD$42M$5.7M SOCOM$11M DTRA$7M CBD$16M DLA$1.4M DMEA$1.1M DHP$33M TOTAL for 2012 $1.016B for SBIR $127M for STTR
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Solicitation Timeline Solicitation Solicitation Enters Pre-release DoD Begins Accepting Proposals Deadline for Receipt of Proposals (by 6:00 am ET) DoD SBIR Nov Dec Jan 2014 DoD STTR 2014.A 3 Feb Mar Apr 2014 DoD SBIR Apr May Jun 2014 DoD SBIR Aug Sep Oct 2014 DoD STTR 2014.B 21 Aug Sep Oct 2014 You may communicate directly with the TPOC (Technical Point of Contact) ONLY between Presolicitation & Solicitation Open dates. After that, questions must be posted to DoD’s SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS).
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Crane SBIR/STTR Topic Areas – FY12 NAVY: Tunable Bandstop Filters for Suppression of Co-site Interference and Jamming Sources Spectrally Compliant Waveforms for Navy Communication Systems Automated Ultrashort Pulsed Laser (USPL) Tailoring Technology Novel Amplifier Materials and Technology for Ultrashort Pulse Lasers High Power Monolithic Microwave Limiters High Performance Cost Effective Circulators/Isolators Heaters for Electron Guns Thermal Management Improvements for Transmit/Receive Modules New Radar/EW Transmit/Receiver Modules and Assemblies Technologies High Power Solid State Amplifiers Very Wide Bandwidth Radar/EW Components and Characterization Wide Bandwidth, High Performance Cost Effective Antenna Elements Radar/EW Aperture Cold Plate Innovation for Increased Thermal Performance High Thermal Performance Gallium Nitride Power Amplifier and Transmit/Receive Module Packaging
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Do You Have SBIR Topic Ideas? Computer Network Operations Computer Network Operations Irregular Warfare S&T for Pre and Post Combat Ops Irregular Warfare S&T for Pre and Post Combat Ops Electronic Warfare Electronic Warfare Artificial Environment for Experimentation Artificial Environment for Experimentation IRCM Power And Energy Power And Energy Networked Sensors Networked Sensors Elite Warrior System of Systems Elite Warrior System of Systems Spectrum Management Usage Spectrum Management Usage EO/IR Anti-Tamper Technologies Anti-Tamper Technologies Trusted Electronics Trusted Electronics Digital and Cognitive Signal Processing Digital and Cognitive Signal Processing Persistent Autonomous Systems Surveillance AESA Antennas Contact us for an SBIR/STTR Topic Template
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Advice From Awardees Don’t judge an agency by it’s “name” Get to know your agency Program Manager Read solicitation and follow instructions Don’t depend solely on SBIR funding Don’t go it alone – use support systems Win or lose – get and review evaluations Be PERSISTENT
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Top Five Reasons to Seek SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities Over $2.0 Billion available It is NOT A LOAN – no repayment Potential leveraging tool to attract venture capital or other sources of $$$ Provides recognition, verification and visibility Provides seed money to fund high risk projects
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Crane Research and Development BAA o Key words from the solicitation "scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state of the art or increasing knowledge or understanding" o Proposals are submitted and sent out to the Crane Scientific Community for review and interest If interested, that assigned group will be responsible for funding the project and monitoring the technical evolution https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVSEA/N00164/N R0001/listing.html N R BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR STRATEGIC MISSIONS, ELECTRONIC WARFARE/INFORMATION OPS, AND SPECIAL MISSIONS
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release BAA Criteria o Proposals must be concepts that have NOT been developed or proven (even if never sold before) o Proposals must be for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding o Deliverables should demonstrate the results of scientific study and experimentation rather than focus on a specific system or hardware solution. o Proposals for non-innovative, marginal improvements are inappropriate under BAA authority and would not be considered for funding.
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Big Picture: Technology Transfer (T2) Legislative Purpose of T2: Improve the economic, environmental and social well being of the US, by Leveraging innovation developed with tax payer $ in the Federal Labs Lab’s “Shareable Assets” : Knowledge (IP, tech data) People (Subj matter experts) Equipment (specialized) Facilities Other resources, capabilities T2 Mandate: Presidential Memo Oct 28, 2011 Law - Title 15 USC Directives & Instructions: –DoDD / DoDI –SECNAV Instruction ASD(R&E) T2 Definition: “Intentional communication of knowledge, expertise, facilities, and equipment, and other resources for application to military and non-military systems.” Includes: Spin-off: commercialization of DoD tech Spin-in: DoD use of non-DoD developed tech Dual use
Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release Still have SBIR/BAA Questions? Contact us SBIR Program Manager NSWC Crane Division Brooke Pyne SBIR Project Manager Kelly Bryant