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Archived News And Events
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DHS S&T Items of Interest


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Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate

Posted on: 03/29/2011

The S&T Directorate is a component of the Department of Homeland Security. Further information about the Directorate can be found at http://www.dhs.gov/st-organization. Upcoming S&T events can be found at http://www.dhs.gov/files/events/scitech.shtm.

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Prepare to Engage - DHS S&T is on Facebook!

Posted on: 06/26/2015

Want to stay up-to-date on S&T programs?
Want to contribute your insights on S&T activities?
Want to share what's happening with your networks?

Great, because DHS S&T has just added Facebook to its box of engagement tools! Now, follow these steps:

  • Go to https://www.facebook.com/dhsscitech
  • "Like" it, choose to receive notifications, and add it to your interest lists.
  • Stick around for a bit! Take a look at what's going on, post comments, or send a message.
  • Keep visiting!

See you there!

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DHS SBIR Commercialization Workshop

Posted on: 08/17/2011

September 22 and 23, 2011, Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City VA.
The DHS SBIR Program is hosting a workshop for all active DHS SBIR companies. The purpose of the workshop is to help companies accelerate the transition of their SBIR developed technologies to both the government and public markets. The workshop will explain how DHS does business as well as to what resources, partnerships with both university and federal laboratories, and financing that are available to help Phase II companies move to Phase III. The companies will be able to discuss with senior DHS personnel as well as with financing sources and industry the process of transitioning security related technology such as the pitfalls, partnering, financing requirements, the role of private equity and the like. The purpose of the workshop is to have focused conversations with some experts on what technologies already exist or are close to being developed, how do you develop relationships with industry as well as funding sources, what are the obstacles. The workshop is free to all DHS SBIR active companies. To register please go to www.dawnbreaker.com/dhsreg For questions on the workshop and the agenda, contact Frank Barros at francis.barros@dhs.gov or call 202-254-6966.

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MiSN: Michigan Security Network - Northern Border Security Conference

Posted on: 03/29/2011

July 27 - 28, 2010, Dearborn, MI

The Michigan Security Network - Northern Border Security Conference brings together homeland security technology companies with government leaders and decision makers, as well as investors and other stakeholders in the supply chain. For more information about the event, please visit http://www.michigansecuritynetwork.com/conferences.html.

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Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness (TCIP) 2010

Posted on: 03/29/2011

February 2-4 2010, Philadelphia, PA

The 11th annual Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference and Exposition highlights the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Defense technologies; RDT&E investments, and training tools currently available and being developed for the emergency responder community. It also provides a forum for emergency responders to discuss best practices and exchange information.

For more information, contact tcip2010@palladianpartners.com or visit the website at: http://www.tcipexpo.com/

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Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Day on Capitol Hill

Posted on: 03/29/2011

February 4, 2010, Washington, DC

A special event for Members of Congress and their staff to discuss the Science and Technology Directorate's relationships with its partners in the Department of Homeland Security family, the scientific and first responder communities, and in the private sector.

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Euro-Atlantic Stakeholders Conference

Posted on: 03/29/2011

September 28, 2009 - October 2, 2009, Stockholm, Sweden

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2008 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference

Posted on: 03/29/2011

June 2-5, 2008, Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, Washington DC

Additional information can be found at: http://www.ndia.org/Template.cfm...

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2008 Homeland Security, S&T Stakeholders Conference West

Posted on: 03/29/2011

January 14-17, 2008, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

For more information go to http://www.ndia.org

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Other Events of Interest

calendar icon 04/05/2011 - OSDBU Conference 2009

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Small Business SBIR Regulatory Roundtable

Posted on: 05/31/2012

June 8, 2012
Washington, DC
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to amend its regulations governing size and eligibility for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. This proposed rule would implement provisions of the Defense Reauthorization Act. The proposed rule addresses ownership, control and affiliation for participants in the SBIR and STTR Programs. This includes participants that are majority-owned by multiple VCOCs, private equity firms, or hedge funds. You may access the proposed rule at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-15/html/2012-11586.htm.

You must submit your comments on or before July 16, 2012.

The Office of Advocacy will host a Small Business Roundtable on Friday, June 8th, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. to discuss the new SBIR/STTR proposed regulations and the potential impact on small business. Advocacy's Small Business Roundtable will be held in the Eisenhower (2nd Floor) Conference Room here at the SBA Office of Advocacy, 409 Third Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. Please mark your calendar. We are especially interested in hearing from small business research and development companies.

For more information please contact Major Clark, Assistant Chief Counsel at major.clark@sba.gov or at 202-205-7150.

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US Patent and Trademark Office webinar on Intellectual Property

Posted on: 06/08/2017

The United States Patent and Trademark Office in partnership with the Small Business Administration is delighted to announce the release of the next installment of the quarterly Intellectual Property educational webinars (IPEW) for SBIR/STTR small businesses, presented live on July 10 - July 19. You can find more information on the attached flyer or by going to http://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/other-ip-organizations-and-agencies/your-intellectual-property.

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DHS S&T Facebook Town Hall with First Responders - March 23

Posted on: 03/18/2016

ATTENTION Industry and Innovators: On March 23, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), will host a Facebook Town Hall with first responders nationwide to discuss the technologies necessary to better protect and connect the Next Generation First Responder. The Facebook town hall will be held online 2- 2:30 ET. S&T's Next Generation First Responder program works to leverage new technology that better protects and connects our nation's first responders, maximizing their awareness and safety. Join S&T and first responders from across the country; ask questions and connect with the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Hear the answers straight from responders!

For more information, visit: https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/ngfr-town-hall-set-march-23.

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Research Commercialization Introductory Course

Posted on: 11/01/2013

National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer presents
Research Commercialization Introductory Course
from November 14 to December 12, 2013
this course is co-organized with DHS, NIST, NIH and NAI

Now on its sixth run, this online course is designed to help science and engineering researchers better understand how research commercialization works. Over 5000 students, faculty and researchers from across the US have taken this course since it's been offered.

Areas covered in the course include intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, licensing agreements, employment agreements, consulting agreements, tech transfer, creating and funding companies, and federally funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs.

Each lecture is a live 90-minute online class with Q&A.

REGISTER HERE or copy and paste this URL to your browser: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/828466962

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Advancing Small Business in Homeland Security: Connecting Seekers to Solvers

Posted on: 02/10/2012

March 2, 2012
Charleston, SC

This one day forum will allow small businesses with security technologies to meet and hear first hand from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) on the requirements and steps needed to be a solutions provider to DHS. In addition, this program will also provide critical perspective and input from U.S. Dept. of Defense and from SC launch, an organization that has helped so many companies succeed from concept to market.

This forum is open to all security solutions providers whether or not they are a sponsor or attendee of the Small Vessel Security Threats Conference. However, it is encouraged that they do take advantage of the information provided and networking opportunities afforded to them in the Small Vessel Security Threats Conference.

For more information visit: http://svstconference.com/Small%20Business%20Technology%20Workshop.html

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SBA Webinar, April 11 at 2pm

Posted on: 04/08/2013

Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, SBA, is hosting a Webinar on Thursday, April 11, 2013 focusing on increasing awareness of the SBIR program with Minority Serving Institutions.

Marie will discuss the SBIR program and recent programmatic changes made through reauthorization. She will also discuss some of the initiatives SBA has been working on to increase minority and women participation in our high growth programs.

To join the webinar, please click the link below ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time of 2pm http://emsp.intellor.com/login/412294
Dial-in- After you've connected your computer, audio connection instructions will be presented.

For any questions, contact meina.banh@sba.gov.

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How to do Business with Lockheed Martin Webinar

Posted on: 10/12/2011

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is partnering with Lockheed Martin (LM) to sponsor a virtual training on how to do business with LM. The training is limited to Small Disadvantage Businesses (SDB) and Small Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOSB). The training topics will be general so that the information can be useful toward doing business with all government prime contractors.

The general topic of the presentation is as follows:

  • The "new reality" of today's economy w/ focus on affordability, increased productivity
  • LM's customer base
  • Do your homework before meeting with LM personnel - website, identify target businesses or programs, LM database, etc...
  • How to make initial contact - Elevator Speech and key focus areas
  • Business Card Sense
  • Have financials ready
  • Offer Innovative Solutions
  • Respond to RFQ - ask questions if there are any, etc...

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/340552609

This presentation will arm you with knowledge on how to do business with Lockheed Martin. As the process is similar with all government contractors, you will attain an understanding as to how to work with all government primes in general.

Included in the webinar is a Lockheed Martin overview, mastering your elevator speech, business cards, having financials ready and responding to a Request for Proposal/Quote. Time for Q&A will be provided.

Title: How to do Business with Lockheed Martin
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

For questions or additional information please contact Angela Terry at: Angela.Terry@sba.gov

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SBIR/STTR Intellectual Property Webinars

Posted on: 03/04/2016

For small businesses participating in the SBIR/STTR program, understanding Intellectual Property (IP) - Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Copyrights - is necessary to protect your ideas, products and product names in today's knowledge economy. A series of 90-minute webinars have been designed by USPTO, in partnership with SBA, that specifically address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR/STTR program. They will cover all aspects of Intellectual Property protection as well as help you understand your IP Data Rights under the SBIR/STTR grant/contract. Space is limited to 75 people per webinar! Register early!

For details on each webinar, and registration information, please visit: http://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources

Webinars will be offered at 1 P.M. Eastern on the following days:

Date / Speaker Title
March 21, 2016
Henry Wixon
Chief Counsel for NIST
Overview: US Intellectual Property Rights and the SBIR/STTR Stakeholders
March 22, 2016
Michael Razavi
Office of Innovation Development, USPTO
Basic US Patent Practice for the SBIR/STTR Stakeholders
March 23, 2016
Scott Baldwin
Trademark, USPTO
Trademarks in the US
March 24, 2016
Susan Anthony
Director (Acting), Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO
Copyright (Domestic and International
March 28, 2016
Oleg Asanbayev
Patent Examiner, USPTO, on detail to SBA
Intermediate/Advanced US Patent Practice for the SBIR/STTR Stakeholders
March 29, 2016
Shane Thomas
International Patent Legal Administration, USPTO
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and Hague Strategies for Filing Abroad
March 30, 2016
Susan Anthony
Director (Acting), Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO
The International Trademark Portfolio

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SBA SBIR Webinar on Commercialization and Taking your Company to the Next Level

Posted on: 03/25/2013

March 27, 2013
2:00pm

Join U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) and Ash Fontana from AngelList on Wednesday, March 27 at 2:00PM EST for a webinar to discuss commercialization opportunities.

Hear from Mr. Fontana, one of the leading experts in the commercialization field on how to take companies to the next level by finding the right investors. He will discuss how to match investors with startups and small businesses, and how to meet, connect, and pitch to potential investors.

Representatives from SBA will also discuss updates to the SBIR/STTR program and the potentials of commercialization

On Wednesday, March 27th, you may join the web conference 10 minutes prior to 2PM by clicking http://emsp.intellor.com/login/412279.
Dial-in: After you've connected your computer, audio connection instructions will be presented

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for this or future webinars, feel free to reach Eric Jeng at eric.jeng@sba.gov.

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OSDBU Conference 2009

Posted on: 04/05/2011

April 22, 2009

Dulles Expo Center North Hall, Chantilly, VA

The OSDBU Procurement Conference is a national conference sponsored by the Federal government Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. For 19 years, the conference has fostered business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disables veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses.

Additional information can be found at http://www.fbcinc.com/osdbu09/default.aspx.

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2012 SBIR/STTR National Conference: Portland, Oregon

Posted on: 02/10/2012

November 13-15, 2012
Portland, OR

The Micro-enterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO) and the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDC) will host the SBIR/STTR 2012 National Conference: Crack the Code an event that welcomes entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies, innovators, universities, and community partners to Portland, Oregon.

Conference highlights include:
- Legal Business Clinic: one-on-one meeting with attorneys
- Women and Minorities: highlights incredible success stories of women-owned and minority-owned firms that have built innovative platforms through the SBIR/STTR programs
- One-on-One Meetings with selected federal agencies
- National experts: hear from government, industry and academic experts on preparing competitive research proposals and developing successful commercialization strategies.

For more information please vist: http://www.sbiroregon.org/.

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DHS S&T Stakeholders Conference (West)

Posted on: 04/05/2011

February 23 - 26, 2009

Meydenbauer Convention Center, Bellevue, Washington

The theme of the 2009 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference West is "First Responder Frontiers: Enabling First Responders Today and Tomorrow". The purpose of the conference, presented by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) with subject matter support provided by the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, is to inform First Responders (Federal, state, and local), state and local governments, industry, and academia of the direction, emphasis, scope, and status of the research investments by the S&T Directorate. In addition, business opportunities for private sector organizations and universities will be described.

Additional information can be found at http://www.ndia.org/events/Pages/ 9690_2009HomelandSecurityStakeholdersConferenceWest.aspx.

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DoD SBIR Beyond Phase II Conference

Posted on: 02/10/2012

September 10-13, 2012
Indianapolis, IN

The Beyond Phase II Conference showcases the SBIR Program's Phase II awardees' technologies and provides a forum for commercialization opportunities. The event brings together current SBIR Phase II companies, key technology and acquisition personnel from government and industry to enable the transition of SBIR-funded research and development into products for military, government and private sector commercial markets. This event is the only national SBIR event focusing on transitioning advanced SBIR research and development into commercialization opportunities.

Hosted by the DoD, with support from all 11 SBIR Federal agencies.

For more information please visit: https://www.beyondphaseii.com/2012/index.aspx

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DHS S&T Stakeholders Conference (East)

Posted on: 04/05/2011

May 18 - 21, 2009, Washington, DC

This event is presented by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) with subject matter support provided by the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) of the Department of Homeland Security. The conference goals include: presenting the S&T Directorate's organization, vision, and key initiatives; showcasing the key partnerships; getting input from S&T stakeholders on the future of the Directorate; explaining how to do business with the Department S&T research enterprise; and much more.

For more information about the conference, visit the NDIA 2009 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference East webpage at http://exhibits.ndia.org/ndia/public/MainHall.aspx?eventid=628

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10th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR National Conference

Posted on: 03/29/2011

July 22-23, 2008, Atlanta, GA The SBIR Assistance Program for the State of Georgia, with the support of the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute and the Georgia Biomedical Partnership, will be hosting the 10th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR National Conference. The two-day conference will include information on working with the NIH and writing NIH SBIR/STTR proposals. Representatives from the CDC, FDA, and all the NIH Institutes will be present for one-on-one sessions to discuss submissions and SBIR/STTR topic ideas. Contact: Connie Ruffner, connie.ruffner@innovate.gatech.edu Phone: 404-385-2600

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World's Best Technologies Showcase

Posted on: 04/05/2011

March 26-27, 2008

If you are a researcher, tech transfer manager, or technology entrepreneur and serious about securing first round venture capital or a licensing partner, the sixth annual WBTshowcase is an opportunity - where presenters have been successful in raising over $400 Million first (or next) round capital or licensing their technologies.

Additional information can be found at: http://www.wbtshowcase.com or contact Paul H. Huleatt, CEO, WBTshowcase, 602-795-8825.

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Rocky Mountain SBIR Conference

Posted on: 03/29/2011

May 8-10, 2007, Denver, CO

The purpose of this regional conference, co-hosted by 13 states, is to identify all the components of successful technology commercialization and to provide you with contacts, networking and instructions in all these components --in other words a "Roadmap to Commercial success" with all the support elements.

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2007 Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference

Posted on: 04/05/2011

April 30-May 3, 2007, Research Triangle Park, NC

The 2007 Spring National Conference will be hosted by the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (NCSBTDC).

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Conference

Posted on: 03/29/2011

March 13, 2007, Newark, DE

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State of Kentucky Regional SBIR/STTR Conference & Workshop

Posted on: 03/29/2011

March 8-9, 2007, Lexington, KY

DHS SBIR will be represented at the State of Kentucky Regional SBIR/STTR Regional SBIR/STTR Conference.

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The National Small Business Conference: Meeting DoD/DHS Mission Needs in the 21st Century

Posted on: 03/29/2011

May 8-10, 2006, Newport, RI

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SBIR Venture Capital Fair

Posted on: 03/29/2011

March 16-17, 2006, Boston, MA

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2006 Florida SBIR Conference Series

Posted on: 03/29/2011

SBIR/STTR R&D Support for Life Sciences and Advanced Technology

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Outreach Events with DHS SBIR Participation The Department of Homeland Security's SBIR Program personnel frequently make presentations to the small business community, investors, technology-oriented entrepreneurs and others interested in high-technology research and development. Often, these presentations are sponsored by federal, regional, state, and local business development or economic development organizations. If you are planning a similar event and are interested in having someone speak on DHS's SBIR programs and meet one-on-one with interested parties, please contact the SBIR Program Office at stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov.

calendar icon 04/08/2016 - 2016 SBIR Road Tour
calendar icon 12/10/2015 - 2015 SBIR Road Tour
calendar icon 03/30/2011 - MS-FAST SBIR Workshop

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2011 National SBIR/STTR Spring Conference

Posted on: 03/29/2011

April 11-13, 2011, Madison, WI

Plan to attend the 2011 SBIR/STTR National Conference. For more information, please visit http://conferencing.uwex.edu/conferences/sbir2011/ or contact info@wisconsinsbir.org for general inquiries.

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2015 Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference

Posted on: 04/27/2015

June 15 - 17, 2015
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD 20745

The Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference will take place June 15-17 at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center at Washington DC National Harbor. At this conference, attendees will learn from and network with SBIR/STTR leaders and program experts on how to participate and compete for funding in the government's SBIR/STTR programs, with a focus on commercializing technological innovations.

This conference is the year's largest gathering of SBIR/STTR Agencies, industry leaders, SBIR/STTR awardees, and entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on opening the SBIR/STTR pipeline to newcomers.

Highlights include:

  • 1 on 1 meetings with more than 25+ SBIR Agencies
  • sessions featuring Agency Leaderships, SBIR/STTR Awardees, and Industry Partners
  • Pre-Conference Workshops on Small Business Basics for SBIR/STTR Applicants and Awardees, including Phase I, Phase II, Accounting, and SBIR 101
  • Exhibit Hall featuring SBIR/STTR Pavilion, Fortune 500 companies, and SBIR/STTR-Funded Companies
  • Dynamic speakers, fire-side chats, and a TED-like program called SBIRx-Ignite!
Register online at your earliest convenience at http://www.nationalsbirconference.com/. The Gaylord Hotel is offering discounted room rates for SBIR/STTR Conference Attendees; to book online, visit https://resweb.passkey.com

Once again, the SBIR/STTR Conference is co-located with the National Innovation Summit and TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo; the conferences attract 3,000+ attendees from more than 70 countries, and features hundreds of business and scientific presentations from around the world.

We look forward to seeing you at The Gaylord - National Harbor this June!

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2014 Beyond Phase II Conference & Technology Showcase

Posted on: 11/18/2014

December 1-4, 2014
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

The Beyond Phase II Conference showcases the SBIR Program's active Phase I & Phase II awardees' technologies and provides a forum for commercialization opportunities. The event brings together current SBIR Phase II companies with key technology and acquisition personnel from government and industry to enable the transition of SBIR-funded research and development into products for military, government and private sector commercial markets. This event is the only national SBIR event focusing on transitioning advanced SBIR research and development into commercialization opportunities.

Conference Highlights Include:

  • Education and Plenary Sessions
  • Phase II Matchmaking Meetings
  • Technology Showcase
Who is invited to attend and showcase?
  • SBIR/STTR Small Businesses
  • Prime Contractors and Large Businesses
  • Defense Acquisition Program Managers
  • Other Government Agencies/Offices that acquire technology and services
  • SBIR Support Companies and Service Providers
For event agenda and registration information please visit: www.beyondphaseii.com

We hope to see you there!

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DHS SBIR to Participate in Center for Innovative Technology SBIR/STTR Events

Posted on: 12/14/2015

The DHS SBIR Program Office will participate in two events hosted by the Center for Innovative Technology(CIT)in December 2015 .

CIT creates technology-based economic development strategies to accelerate innovation, imagination and the next generation of technology and technology companies. Created in 1985, CIT, a non-profit corporation, plugs gaps at the earliest stages of the Innovation Continuum, commercialization and seed funding, as it helps entrepreneurs launch and grow high-growth technology companies and create high-paying jobs for the future.

December 8, 2015
Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
SBIR/STTR Lunch & Learn w/ SBIR Program Manager Panel

This special Lunch & Learn will present an introduction to the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs that provide $150K-$1.5M in non dilutive funding for early stage, high risk Research & Development. This session will provide an intro to the program and will feature reps from four Federal Agencies. Reps from the NIH, Navy, DARPA, NSF and Homeland Security will discuss specifics to each of their programs and details on how to improve your chance of funding. An overview of how CIT supports Virginia based SBIR applicants will also be provided.

December 15, 2015
CIT Building
Herndon, VA 20170
DOD & Homeland Security SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop

This workshop will focus on planning for and writing SBIR/STTR proposals to the Dept. of Defense and Homeland Security. DOD is the largest SBIR/STTR program with over $1.2B available each year.

For more information on either of these events please visit http://www.cit.org/

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2015 SBIR/STTR New England Regional Summer Session

Posted on: 06/25/2015

July 16, 2015
Portland, Maine

The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) offers an opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs to meet with officials from federal agencies representing SBIR/STTR programs to find out how to tap into the largest source of early-stage research and development funding for innovative technology.

This educational conference focuses on disseminating basic information about the SBIR/STTR program which provides more than $2.5 billion each year to small businesses across the US to help entrepreneurs take their ideas from laboratory to market.

For more information please visit http://www.mainetechnology.org/news-events/calendar/event/920

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Nebraska Business Development Center SBIR/STTR Fall 2014 Conference & Webinar

Posted on: 08/13/2014

GRANTS FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

August 28, 2014, 8 am - 5 pm (Sign in begins at 7:30 am)

The Nebraska Business Development Center presents a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer (STTR) workshop via webinar which features SBIR/STTR proposal workshops, time for interaction with federal agency program managers, and organized networking opportunities. Presentations will be available to those who register for this event.

WHO WILL BENEFIT
Anyone interested in the SBIR/STTR grant program including small business owners, researchers, state and local government representatives and academics.

PRESENTERS
Frank Barros, program analyst, Department of Homeland Security SBIR/STTR program
David Sikora, program manager, U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR program
Jim Greenwood, commercialization reviewer and SBIR/STTR consultant

REGISTRATIONS
EARLY BIRD (expires Aug 23)
$19.95 (Nebraska attendee)
$59.95 (out-of-state)

REGULAR
$49.95 (Nebraska attendee)
$89.95 (out-of-state)

FOR AGENDA INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER ONLINE PLEASE GO TO THE WEBSITE:
http://fall2014.eventbrite.com

For general questions about this event please contact Marison U. Rodriguez

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Day 2 is CANCELLED. DHS SBIR Workshop: Technology Priorities and the Commercialization Process

Posted on: 12/10/2013

Federal offices in the Washington, DC area are closed on December 10. Therefore, Day 2 is cancelled.


Who: All DHS SBIR Phase I & Phase II Awardees & SBIR awardees from EPA, NIST, NOAA, USDA, DOT are invited to attend the DHS SBIR Workshop

What: The purpose of this workshop is to clarify how the technology priorities of the SBIR program are developed, how they relate to the priorities of the technical divisions within the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Nuclear Domestic Detection Office (DNDO) and how, if successfully developed, technologies transition to the operating components and to the open market. DHS is not an acquisition agency. It does NOT have programs of record through which it can fund the development of technology and become its first customer. The operating components (USCG, FEMA, ICE, CIS, TSA, USSS, and CBP) each have their own procurement staffs together with their own requirements and certifications. Purchasing is done on the open market. This is despite the fact that one of the missions of the S&T Directorate is to remediate technology gaps as expressed by the DHS operating components. DHS is however, a major purchaser of goods and services on the open market and this has particular importance for small business. DHS is one of the few agencies that received an "A" rating on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) small business procurement scorecard for the last three years. The commitment of DHS to small business is real and tangible - but your commercialization success is dependent upon developing good and needed technology, based on real requirements and on the knowledge of the process by which acquisition decisions are made.

Where: 1120 Vermont Ave. NW Washington, DC

When: December 9-10, 2013

Register: https://www.dawnbreaker.com/dhs-workshop

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8th Annual National Small Business Federal Contracting Week

Posted on: 03/08/2012

March 28, 2012
Washington, DC

The National Association of Small Business Contractors (a national council of The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce) and the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the 8th Annual National Small Business Federal Contracting Week to be held March 27 - 29, 2012 in Washington, DC. This important meeting provides much needed business connections and information for America's small business contractors.

There is a very strong line up of federal agencies and prime contractors confirmed for attendance, presentations and one-on-one meetings with small businesses providing an excellent forum for connections and information about opportunities and how to position your firm for success as a small business supplier.

For more information visit: http://www.nsbfcw.com/

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New England Regional SBIR/STTR Summer Session

Posted on: 04/08/2013

June 20, 2013
Kennebunkport, ME

Maine Technology Institute (MTI) offers a prime opportunity for Maine's small business owners, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists and inventors who are interested in securing federal funds for their early stage technology development to meet with federal agency program managers who are charged to seek out and invest in developing technologies across the country.
For more information, contact Karen West at cpmgmt@fairpoint.net.

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Federal Funding Enhancement webinar series: SBIR/STTR Programs - U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Posted on: 10/14/2011

Thursday, October 20,2011
10-11 a.m. CT


Kansas companies and researchers are doing amazing, innovative work to address national bioscience challenges. As they do so, the Kansas Bioscience Authority, the Kansas Department of Commerce and KansasBIO, are striving to connect bioscience businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources and tools they need to thrive.

Federal funding from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide critical support in the commercialization process. To help Kansas companies compete more effectively for this support, we are pleased to offer a series of informational webinars that will connect you directly with experts from the federal agencies providing SBIR and STTR funding.

KBA federal commercialization funding expert, Don Colbert, Ph.D., has arranged for us to hear from Lisa Sobolewski, DHS SBIR Program Director. In this webinar, Ms. Sobolewski will discuss the DHS SBIR Program and cover DHS priority areas of interest. She will also discuss other funding opportunities available within DHS. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

To register for this complimentary webinar, visit: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=8fidmbcab&et=1108067511302&s=0&e=001F88xZw0HqRAVLjOMghlfIPLMo4S0cXIh8IYi43ELHeLWLhyC-OqpQM6b7jCmWWYi7533Er3iXYClnk5SzGRm2paUGexZYAbYNh-84d7-vn0lmcpo0KQ3jrRTjpJPxkTjCbOIS78mWsOtZyOIJVspaOZncNUYkoQHQa5HTe7RZABelQXy5F9m-PWoEtst3pEXtgzPGlF3fzs=

And if you have any questions, you may contact Dr. Don Colbert at (913) 397-8300 or colbert@kansasbioauthority.org

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GovConectx Federal Sales Boot Camp

Posted on: 05/03/2012

June 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA

An intensive and thorough Federal Sales "How To" course for people who already have the basics. Designed to give you the opportunity to meet with Agency Outreach Personnel directly in a relaxed setting. Representatives from various Federal agencies explain how to do business with them. Get tips from successful small business owners. Meet one-on-one with agency outreach personnel.

Who should participate?
Small businesses: 8(a), Small and Disadvantaged Business, Small and Woman Owned Business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business, Native American Owned Business, Veteran Owned Business, HUBZone

Fderal Sales 102 Topics Include:
1. Department of Homeland Security's SBIR Program.
2. Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter: Social Media and You.
3. Bid Capture.
4. How to Partner and Team.
-How do I target possible teaming conflicts before they arise?
5. What missing provisions can be implied in a government solicitation?
6. What can I do about poor prior past performance?
7. YIKES! I got the contract, and I don't have enough capital to start.
8. YIKES! I didn't get the contract. Should I protest the bid?

For more information visit: http://www.govconectx.net/13.html

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8th Annual Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

Posted on: 05/03/2012

June 1, 2012
Louisville, KY

The Annual Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference (8th KIEC) will bring together distinguished speakers, tech-based economic development practitioners, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, students and postdoctoral fellows. The conference will focus on growing local initiatives powered by science and engineering talent.

The 8th KIEC is open to ALL faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and small businesses. Reserve your space for a presentation at the poster session. It will be a great conference for exchange of scientific ideas and for everyone to have a rewarding experience.

For more information visit: http://ksef.kstc.com/

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2011 SBIR/STTR National Conference

Posted on: 09/01/2011

November 6 - 9, 2011, New Orleans, LA

Plan to attend the 2011 SBIR/STTR National Conference! The conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans.

The conference theme is "Small Business Growth Through Technology: Innovate & Create." They will educate and connect small technology-based businesses, researchers and universities from all across the United States with the resources they will need to help them transform innovative ideas into new products or services and job growth. They will cover many aspects of the federal SBIR/STTR programs such as getting started, intellectual property, financing, marketing and business planning.

Nearly $2.5 billion is available annually for awarding grants/contracts under this program. SBIR enables small businesses to compete on the same level as larger companies, encouraging start-ups and growing economies in those states which actively support this critical program. In addition, SBIR offers promising opportunities to socially and economically disadvantaged companies throughout the country. In fact, small companies retain the intellectual property rights to technologies they develop under these programs.

The conference agenda, registration, accommodations, and sponsorship information can be accessed at http://www.sbirla.org or contact Mark Lewis, President of the Louisiana Technology Council at: (504) 304-2911 with any questions.

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2016 SBIR Road Tour

Posted on: 04/08/2016

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR/STTR programs annually provide $2.5 billion in funding to small advanced technology firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. Together they represent America's Largest Seed Fund.

Local innovation supporters in communities who have historically underutilized the opportunities provided through the SBIR/STTR programs have invited representatives of America's Largest Seed Fund to engage the small advanced technology community, including women and minority-owned research and development businesses. Every SBIR Road Tour stop represents a coveted opportunity to meet directly with Federal and State Program Managers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about your state sponsored innovation support infrastructure.

If you're an Innovator, Entrepreneur, Researcher, or Small Technology Firm, don't miss this opportunity!

MULTI-STATE TOURS

South East Tour
April 19 - April 22, 2016

  • Little Rock, AR
  • Nashville, TN
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Greenville, SC
West Central Tour
June 27 - July 1, 2016

  • Laramie, WY
  • Omaha, NE
  • Wichita, KS
  • Oklahoma City, OK

Mid West Tour
August 15 - August 19, 2016

  • Grand Forks, ND
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Ames, IA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Indianapolis, IN
ROAD TOUR STOPS

San Juan, PR
Details Coming Soon

Fairmont, WV
Details Coming Soon

Anchorage, AK
Details Coming Soon

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

Gulf Coast Conference
New Orleans, LA
April 4 - April 6, 2016

East National SBIR Conference
Washington, DC
May 23 - May 25, 2016

West National SBIR/STTR Event
Mountain View, CA
Fall 2016

Please visit http://www.sbirroadtour.com/ for more information on each Road Tour stop and registration details.

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POSTPONED- Gulf Coast SBIR/STTR Program Symposium

Posted on: 08/26/2014

This event has been postponed. Please check back for updates to this event.

BioInnovation Center
New Orleans, LA

http://http://www.neworleansbio.com/about/

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Learn How to Get R&D Funding - Learn from Experts

Posted on: 11/01/2013

Thursday November 14, 2013
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
The Morrelly Homeland Security Center


This free workshop will provide an overview of the elements of a winning R&D proposal. A panel of Federal Program Officers from various agencies will discuss their technical areas of interest and review process. University Business Opportunities and "Real Life" Success Stories will also be presented.

For more information and to register, please click here.

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2014 SBIR/STTR National Conference

Posted on: 04/10/2014

June 16 - 18, 2014
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD 20745

The Spring National SBIR/STTR Conference will be the year's largest gathering of SBIR/STTR agencies, industry leaders, veteran SBIR awardees, and aspiring entrepreneurs, with emphasis on opening the SBIR/STTR pipeline to newcomers.

At this conference, attendees will learn from senior SBIR/STTR leaders and program experts how to participate and compete for funding in each of the government's SBIR/STTR programs, with their increased focus on commercializing technological innovations.

Highlights include:
* 1 on 1 meetings with more than 25 SBIR agencies;
* More than 20 sessions featuring agencies, SBIR/STTR awardees, industry partners, and Program experts;
* Pre-Conference courses on must know small business basics for SBIR/STTR pursuit; and
* Exhibit Hall featuring SBIR/STTR agency pavillion, Fortune 1000 companies, universities, and SBIR/STTR companies.

Early bird registration, with its discount, ends on April 18. Register online at your earliest convenience at http://www.nationalsbirconference.com/. The Gaylord is also offering discounted room rates for SBIR/STTR Conference attendees. To book online, visit http://www.nationalinnovationsummit.com/about/venue.html.

The SBIR/STTR Conference is co-located with the National Innovation Summit and TechConnect World Conference and Expo, which features hundreds of business and scientific presentations from around the world. Those interested in attending all three conferences can register using the discount code 14SBA100 to receive $100 off the full conference rate.

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Arizona Commerce Authority SBIR Grant Workshop

Posted on: 10/02/2014

October 15, 2014
Sierra Vista Police Department Training Auditorium
Sierra Vista, AZ

Don't miss this innovative workshop geared towards Arizona small businesses! This event is focused on the SBIR process and how ventures should form key business agreements including licenses, manufacturing, sales and/or marketing agreements, as well as traditional R&D agreements in order to be successful in attracting SBIR funds.

This event will feature panel discussions and one-on-one sessions.

For registration information please contact Gina Gardiner: Gina.Gardiner@SierraVistaAZ.gov or 520-439-2147

To schedule a private one-on-one session please contact Jill HowardAllen at jillh@azcommerce.com .

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SBIR/STTR Training for Incubator Companies

Posted on: 05/21/2014

May 27, 2014
bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park, South
Halethorpe, MD

The Government Contracting Institute is providing a training session titled How the SBIR/STTR Programs Can Help Grow Your Business. The SBIR/STTR programs help expand funding in the federal innovation R&D arena. This training will cover the fundamentals of both programs, best practices, eligibility practices in proposal writing and more including special presentations from government agencies about their participation in the programs.

For more information on this training session please visit http://my.umbc.edu/groups/bwtech/events, or email Lisa Schuster at lisaschuster@targetgov.com

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Hawaii SBIR/ STTR Conference

Posted on: 09/25/2013

October 25: Maui, HI
Conference Benefits
-A rare opportunity to learn from and individually meet with federal SBIR managers from Washington, D.C. at one location
-A comprehensive overview of the SBIR/STTR programs and how you can participate
-Updates on the technologies and innovations the SBIR/STTR programs will fund this year.

Who Should Attend the Conference?
-Entrepreneurs that develop new technologies or innovations -Small businesses new to the SBIR/STTR program
-Experienced SBIR/STTR companies interested in learning about new SBIR/STTR initiatives and program changes
-University researchers interested in partnering with small businesses on collaborative R&D projects
-Any company interested in developing strategic alliances with successful SBIR/STTR awardees
-Consultants and organizations that provide business support to SBIR/STTR companies and applicants
Time: 8am-5pm. Lunch is included with registration.
Location: Malcolm Center, 1305 Holopono St., Suite 5, Kihei
Cost: $75.00 on or before October 17, 2013 - $100.00 after October 17, 2013

REGISTER NOW - See more at: http://hightechmaui.com/?p=2435#sthash.SjeB9IEv.dpuf

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13th Biennial Hawaii SBIR/STTR Conference From Concept To Commercialization

Posted on: 09/25/2013

October 23-24, 2013, Honolulu, HI
October 25, 2013, Maui, HI

Opportunities through SBIR/STTR Awards
-Meet one on one with conference speakers and federal funding managers from Washington D.C.
Path to Commercialization
-Meet experienced SBIR award winners
-Meet resources for commercialization

Navigating through SBIR/STTRs
-Learn how to apply for Phase I and Phase II awards
-Learn how to write a winning grant proposal
Getting Through the Hurdles

-How to write your grant proposal
-Intellectual Property issues

Who Should Attend?
-Companies or individuals developing innovations that can lead to broad-scale Commercialization
-Companies or individuals new to the SBIR/STTR program
-Experienced SBIR/STTR companies looking for partnerships and commercial opportunities
-University of Hawaii researchers
-Investors in technology
-Economic development agencies
-Business consultants and advisors

For more information and to register, visit http://www.htdc.org/sbir-2013-conference#.UjNgCj8pjsc

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Webinar: Department of Homeland Security Current SBIR Solicitation

Posted on: 12/11/2012

December 12, 2012

BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBC) Presents An Overview of the Deptartment of Homeland Security's SBIR Program and Current Solicitation with Dr. Frank Barros, DHS SBIR Program Analyst

There is no cost to attend the webinar, but registration is required. For more information, please visit http://www.bbcetc.com/event/webinar-dept-homeland-security-current-sbir-solicitation/

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2011 DoD SBIR Beyond Phase II Conference

Posted on: 07/20/2011

September 12-15, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia

Hosted by the U.S.Department of Defense, with the support from other SBIR Federal agencies, this event will focus exclusively on transitioning current Phase II technologies into military and commercial markets.

The event provides a forum to bring scientists, engineers, and technology decision makers together from a wide range of disciplines and interest areas to discuss all aspects of transitioning SBIR-supported research and development into government and private sector commercial markets.


For more information, contact Lindsay Padilla at (703) 412-3653 or Andy Talbert at (703) 412-3152 or via email at conference@esncc.com. Additional information can be found at https://www.beyondphaseii.com.

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2011 WOSB National Council- Summer Conference

Posted on: 07/20/2011

July 27 & 28, 2011, Washington, D.C.

The 2011 WOSB National Council Summer Conference will be presented by the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce and welcoming the National Association of Small Business Contractors. This conference will be located at the ASAE Conference Facilities in Washington, DC.


For more information contact Margot Dorfman at 202-302-3087 or 888-418-7922 or at margot@uswcc360.org.

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Kentucky SBIR-STTR Conference

Posted on: 03/29/2011

March 7, 2011, Lexington, KY

The annual Kentucky SBIR-STTR Conference, organized by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation and the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, is an opportunity for small tech businesses, entrepreneurs, and university researchers to learn about the $2.5 billion Federal SBIR-STTR Program funding opportunity. The conference will help attendees learn about the differences in the SBIR and STTR programs, eligibility requirements, and how to win an SBIR or STTR grant. The SBIR-STTR Program Managers from several federal agencies will present their agency-specific programs and be available for one-on-one meetings with the conference attendees. Invited participating agencies include DoD-Army, DHS, EPA, NASA, NIH, NSF, and USDA. The conference also provides an opportunity to learn about the Kentucky SBIR-STTR Assistance Programs and other state programs for small businesses.

For more information, please contact Debbie Rempfer, KSEF Executive Assistant at drempfer@kstc.com or 859-246.3232. Additional information can be found at http://ksef.kstc.com/?297.

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13th Annual Regional SBIR/STTR Conference

Posted on: 03/29/2011

January 27 - 28, 2011, St. Louis, MO

The Center for Emerging Technologies will be hosting their 13th Annual Regional SBIR/STTR Conference. SBIR Program Mangers and other experts from HHS (NIH and NCI), NSF, DOE (LANL invited), DHS, DARPA, Army (Ft. Leonard Wood), Air Force (invited), DOT, Small Business Administration, University of Missouri System (invited), Washington University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Saint Louis University (invited), Leonard Wood Institute, FBI, DTIC, other service providers and experts, and The Boeing Company, will provide information to Conference attendees.

For more information, please contact Bill Simon at (314) 615-6908 or bsimon@emergingtech.org. Registrations may be made by contacting Heather Beaven at (314) 615-6915 or CET_Programs@emergingtech.org.

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2014 SBIR/STTR Fall National Conference

Posted on: 08/06/2014

November 11 - 13, 2014
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, TX 78705

The Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference (NSC) will take place November 11 - 13 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (U. Of Texas) in Austin TX. At this conference, attendees will learn from senior SBIR/STTR leaders and successful small businesses how to compete for SBIR/STTR funding in two dozen federal agencies. To see the event homepage, go to http://www.defenseenergy.com/National_SBIR_Conference_Fall.html

The Fall NSC - held alongside the annual Defense Energy Summit and Smart Cities Innovation Challenge -- will be a busy marketplace for SBIR/STTR Agencies, industry leaders, veteran SBIR/STTR awardees, state support networks, and aspiring entrepreneurs, with emphasis on opening the SBIR/STTR pipeline to newcomers. Highlights include:

  • 1-on-1 meetings with 20+ SBIR/STTR Agencies
  • 20+ panel sessions featuring Agencies, successful small firms, Industry partners, and SBIR/STTR experts from state and private sectors
  • Pre-event courses on must-know business basics for SBIR/STTR pursuit
  • Abundant networking opportunities
  • Exhibit Hall featuring SBIR/STTR Agency Pavilion, Fortune 1000 firms, universities, and SBIR/STTR-funded businesses


Register online at your earliest convenience at http://www.defenseenergy.com/register.html

The AT&T Center is also offering discounted room rates for SBIR/STTR Conference attendees; to book online, visit http://www.defenseenergy.com/about/venue.html.

The Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference is co-located with the Defense Energy Summit (DES) and Smart Cities Innovation Challenge, an exciting collaboration to accelerate clean energy and infrastructure solutions for the DoD. DES features hundreds of business and scientific presentations from around the world, focused on the rapidly growing energy sector.

We look forward to seeing you at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (U. Of Texas) in Austin TX this November!

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2014 Innovation Showcase Opportunity for SBIR/STTR Firms Seeking Partners

Posted on: 01/27/2014

TechConnect World's National Innovation Summit, co-located with the National SBIR & STTR Conference in June 2014, offers an excellent juried platform to help small firms present their innovative technologies to potential corporate partners and funders. Top-ranked innovations will be featured in the Innovation Summit program; all Innovation Showcase technologies will be included in TechConnect's Corporate & Investment Matching program. To be considered for this opportunity, submit a description of your innovation online by Friday, January 31 at http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2014/participate/innovation/

A special discount rate of $800, available only to SBIR/STTR companies, includes a 3-day registration for both TechConnect World and the National SBIR/STTR Conference and a booth space in the showcase expo hall. If you're interested in this package go online to apply. If you have questions contact Derek Mayer at 512.800.9796 or dmayer@techconnect.org.

TechConnect World's National Innovation Summit and the National SBIR/STTR Conference will be held beginning June 15, 2014 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, adjacent to Washington DC. For more information and to see a snapshot draft Conference agenda, go to http://www.nationalinnovationsummit.com

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13th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security

Posted on: 09/25/2013

November 12-14
Greater Boston, Massachusetts

This conference brings together innovators from leading academic, industry, business, Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, and government programs to provide a forum to discuss ideas, concepts, and experimental results. Produced by IEEE with technical support from DHS S&T, IEEE Boston Section, IEEE Biometrics Council, and IEEE-USA and organizational support from MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Raytheon, Battelle, and MITRE, this year's event will once again showcase selected technical paper and posters highlighting emerging technologies in the areas of: -Cyber Security,
-Attack and Disaster Preparation, Recovery, and Response,
-Land and Maritime Border Security
-Biometrics & Forensics.


More information is available at http://ieee-hst.org/

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Duquesne University Small Business Development Center's TCOMM Event

Posted on: 08/30/2011

October 13, 2011, Oakland, PA

The TCOMM Event is a fast paced, interactive conference designed for small businesses and innovators who want to create and commercialize new technologies. Breakout sessions include:

  • Early-Stage Funding for Energy-Related Startup Companies
  • Managing Intellectual Property
  • Strategies for Beta Testing & Corporate Partnering
  • SBIR-STTR Discussion Panel: Awardees, Experts & Reviewers
  • Tales From the Trenches: How to Successfully Commercialize Your Clean Technology Product
  • Get Connected: Regional Alternative Financing Programs
  • The Investor-Ready Entrepreneur: Getting a "Yes" from Investors
  • Go Global: Taking Your Technology Abroad

This conference will be located at the Holiday Inn, Pittsburgh @ University Center (Oakland) in Pittsburgh, PA

For more information contact Cynthia Laurash at 412-396-5726 or at laurash@duq.edu.

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2013 New England Regional SBIR/STTR Summer Session

Posted on: 04/08/2013

June 20, 2013
Kennebunkport, ME

The Maine Technology Institute offers a prime opportunity for New England's small business owners, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists and inventors, who are interested in securing over $2.5B in federal funds for their early stage technology development, to meet with federal agency program managers who are charged to seek out and invest in developing technologies across the country.

For more information, contact Karen West at cpmgmt@fairpoint.net.

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2011 New England Regional SBIR/STTR Summer Session

Posted on: 06/14/2011

June 23, 2011 Northport, ME

The 2011 New England SBIR/STTR Summer Session, hosted by the Maine Technology Institute, is a prime opportunity for regional small business owners, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists and innovators who are interested in securing federal funds for their early stage technology development to meet with federal agency program managers/directors who are charged to seek out and invest in developing technologies across the country. Representatives from nine federal agencies will provide an overview of their agency's SBIR/STTR programs. Attendees will learn about the programs, who is eligible to apply and the agency specific nuances. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the program managers/directors to discuss their technology and fit to the SBIR/STTR Program.

For more information, please visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=y968rtcab&oeidk=a07e3mmkn3j42f49301 or contact Linda Adams at 207-582-4790 x206 or ladams@mainetechnology.org

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GovConectx Federal Sales Boot Camp

Posted on: 02/24/2012

March 22, 2012
Falls Church, VA

One Day Seminar and Matchmaker is designed to give you the opportunity to meet with Agency Outreach Personnel directly in a relaxed setting. Representatives from various Federal agencies explain how to do business with them. Get tips from successful small business owners. Meet one-on-one with agency outreach personnel.

Who should participate?
Small businesses: 8(a), Small and Disadvantaged Business, Small and Woman Owned Business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business, Native American Owned Business, Veteran Owned Business, HUBZone

For more information visit: http://www.govconectx.net/13.html

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2013 National SBIR Conference & TechConnect World Conference

Posted on: 01/29/2013

May 14-16, 2013
Washington, DC

This year the Spring National SBIR Conference will be held in parallel with the 15th Annual TechConnect World Conference and the National Innovation Summit and Showcase (NISS) at the Gaylord Convention Center. NISS is designed to accelerate commercialization of American innovation by providing the world's largest on site match making with investors, whereas the National SBIR Conference will provide important information for small businesses and stakeholders who are competing for SBIR/STTR contracts.

The National SBIR Conference will provide key information and contacts for small businesses and TTOs competing for SBIR/STTR contracts totaling over $2.5B Annually. Meet one-on-one with program managers and corporate acceleration partners focused on Accelerating Commercialization of American Innovation!

We expect over 4,000 innovators, agency leads, corporate partners and investors to participate in this conference. This new event format gives you the best of both worlds! Whether you are a veteran or a beginner innovator, you will find something to suit you. This conference offers a range of activities including one-on-one meetings with program managers, to information sessions on your technical SBIR/STTR questions.

Please remember to register before March 30, 2013 before prices go up!

For more information on the National SBIR Conferece visit and to register, please visit: http://nationalinnovationsummit.com/program/National_SBIR_Conference.html

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2013 Oklahoma Technology Showcase

Posted on: 04/08/2013

August 23, 2013
Broken Arrow, OK

What: Leaders in Innovation: The Oklahoma Technology Showcase features leaders from 10 of the fastest growing advanced technology small businesses in Oklahoma. Showcase presenters give a 10 minute high-energy talk that highlights their innovative products, services, and life lessons learned as they pursued their ambitions.

SBIR Experts: This year's Technology Showcase will feature an opportunity to meet with federal program managers and SBIR consultants, as well as a fireside chat concerning the SBIR program.

Intern Showcase: Additionally, there will be a special Intern Showcase highlighting the exceptional opportunities provided by the Intern Partnership Program.

Network Reception: Lunch is provided, and the evening reception offers networking opportunities and a chance to initiate collaboration with all in attendance. The Technology Showcase provides a glimpse into the future of Oklahoma innovation, provokes inspiring insight into technology, and sparks new ideas and enthusiasm throughout the day.

Who Should Attend: Intellectually curious and enterprising individuals interested in experiencing ideas from Oklahoma's best entrepreneurs. People interested in investing in or buying the latest technology and those interested in collaborative opportunities.

When: August 23rd, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (SBIR event 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow Campus 3100 E New Orleans St., Broken Arrow, OK 74014

Cost: $35 per person. Registration information coming soon.

Contact: Steven Martinez: steven.martinez@ocast.ok.gov or (405) 319-8408

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SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit, Austin, TX

Posted on: 09/25/2015

December 1-3, 2015
JW Marriott
Austin, TX 78701

The SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit will take place December 1-3 at the JW Marriott in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. Attendees will learn from and network with SBIR/STTR leaders and program experts on how to gain access to the $2.5 Billion of non-diluted annual capital, the largest early stage seed funding in the world!

Summit Highlights include:

  • 1-on-1 meetings with 15+ Agencies
  • Sessions featuring Agency Leadership, Industry Partners, and Investment Leaders
  • Pre-Conference Workshops on Small Business Basics for SBIR/STTR Applicants and Awardees, including SBIR 101, Phase I, Phase II, and Accounting
  • Showcase Hall featuring SBIR/STTR Agencies, SBIR/STTR-Funded Companies, Leading Universities, and Federal Labs
The early bird registration pricing for the conference and workshop ends October 23! Register online at your earliest convenience - http://defenseinnovation.us/register.html.

The SBIR/STTR Summit is co-located with the Defense Innovation Summit focused on Energy, Cyber, Medical, Materials and Systems. The combined events will attract 1,500+ attendees and feature hundreds of business and scientific presentations, including an Innovation Showcase Hall.

We look forward to seeing you in Austin this December!

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2010 SBIR/STTR National Conference

Posted on: 03/29/2011

November 8 - 10, 2010, Oklahoma City, OK

Plan to attend the 2010 SBIR/STTR National Conference! The conference will be held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The conference agenda, registration, accommodations, and sponsorship information is available at http://www.sbirok.org

For more information about the conference agenda or other program considerations, please contact Sherry Roberts at sherry@sbirok.org or (405) 213-1969. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Urbach at susan@sbirok.org or (405) 213-1969.

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2013 Navy Opportunity Forum

Posted on: 04/08/2013

June 3-5, 2013
Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, VA

The 2013 Navy Opportunity Forum provides a preview of over 200 technologies funded by the (1) Navy's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs; and (2) the Navy's Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTAs). The combined portfolio represents an investment of over $200 million annually. The largest event of its kind - the Forum provides a unique opportunity to examine technologies and initiate relationships with small advanced technology firms.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.navyopportunityforum.com

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14th Annual Regional SBIR Conference

Posted on: 01/12/2012

January 26-27, 2012 St. Louis, MO

The Center for Emerging Technologies is hosting this annual SBIR/STTR conference January 26 and 27, 2012 at its headquarters located at 4041 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.

Participants include representatives from the SBIR agencies including NIH, NSF, DARPA, NASA, DHS, as well as prime contractor's such as Boeing. Technology Transfer opportunities from the Federal Laboratories will also be presented.
The several SBIR program managers will present the latest facts about their programs:
- Learn the secrets to success of federal grant programs
- Meet local service providers and experts who can help you succeed as a start up company
- Meet officials from large companies and universities eager to partner for R&D, technology transfer as well as commercialization
- Ask questions and get answers from the experts
- Schedule one-on-one sessions with the program managers
- Learn more about this $2.5 billion federal grant program.

For more information please vist: http://www.emergingtech.org/events.html.

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Mid-Atlantic Advanced SBIR/STTR Workshop

Posted on: 02/04/2013

March 13, 2013
Herndon, VA

The Mid-Atlantic Advanced SBIR/STTR Workshop presents strategic advice to current and prospective phase I SBIR/STTR award recipients to better position themselves for successful Phase II and Phase III opportunities. Hear from SBIR program managers and industry experts; learn about the new rules in the SBIR/STTR Program; develop strategies to secure sole source contracts and insights into effective collaboration partnerships; learn about the special programs available to Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR firms, and more. A networking lunch will be provided. Space is limited.

LOCATION:
Center for Innovative Technology, 2214 Rock Hill Rd.,
Herndon, VA 20170
Auditorium
http://www.cit.org/cit-complex/

For more information about the Mid-Atlantic Advanced SBIR/STTR Workshop and to register, please visit: http://www.cit.org/events/mid-atlantic-advanced-sbirsttr-workshop/

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DoD SBIR Beyond Phase II Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

Hosted by DoD, with support from all 11 SBIR Federal agencies, the Beyond Phase II Conference showcases the SBIR Program’s Phase II awardees’ technologies and provides a forum for commercialization opportunities. The event brings together current SBIR Phase II companies, key technology and acquisition personnel from government and industry to enable the transition of SBIR-funded research and development into products for military, government and private sector commercial markets.

For more information, contact Sara Willis at (703) 412-3653 or Andy Talbert at (703) 412-3152 or via email at conference@esncc.com. Additional information can be found at https://www.beyondphaseii.com/index.aspx.

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Puerto Rico SBTDC and Center for Innovation and Technology host 5th SBIR Conference

Posted on: 01/18/2013

February 15, 2013
San Juan Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Small Business Technology Development Centers Network (PR-SBTDC) and its specialized Center for Innovation and Technology is planning the 5th annual SBIR/STTR Conference.

The conference will be focused on the basic information about the SBIR/STTR program. Technical information on related topics, including but not limited to, proposal management and compliance issues, and Technology Commercialization will be presented at the conference as well.

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Virginia Center for Innovative Technology's 2012 Advanced SBIR/STTR Conference

Posted on: 01/12/2012

March 14-15, 2012 Herdon, VA

These special sessions will focus on ADVANCED CONCEPTS of the SBIR and STTR programs. Attend all or part of this two day advanced training conference.

For more information visit: http://www.cit.org/node/283.

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SBIR Conference - Funding Innovative Research

Posted on: 03/30/2011

September 17, 2010

Congressman David Wu will host a Funding Innovative Research conference at Portland Community College's Rock Creek campus. This conference will bring together Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program managers from six federal agencies and researchers from around the region. The federal agencies participating in the event include: the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For more information about the conference, please contact Kelly Brooks at 503-326-2901 or kelly.brooks@mail.house.gov. Registration is available at http://wusbirconference.eventbrite.com.

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Advanced SBIR/STTR Strategies to Improve Transition & Business Success Workshop

Posted on: 03/30/2011

May 6, 2010, Herndon, VA

This workshop, hosted by the Center for Innovative Technology, is split into two parts - a morning session provides overview on concepts and strategies to help any SBIR/STTR award winner plan their Phase II and Phase III strategies more effectively. The afternoon session focuses on specific transition strategies and programs available to move SBIR/STTR and any other federal R&D projects forward.

For more information, contact Robert Brooke at 703-689-3080, rbrooke@cit.org or visit the website at http://www.cit.org/node/153.

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2016 National SBIR/STTR Conference

Posted on: 03/02/2016

May 23 - 25, 2016
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD 20745

The 2016 National SBIR/STTR Conference will take place May 23 - 25 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center. At this conference, attendees learn from and network with SBIR/STTR leaders and program experts on how to participate and compete for funding in the government's SBIR/STTR programs, with a focus on commercializing technological innovations.

Highlights include:

  • 1 on 1 meetings with 12 SBIR Agencies
  • sessions featuring Agency Leaderships, Industry Partners, and Investment Leadership
  • Pre-Conference Workshops on Small Business Basics for SBIR/STTR Applicants and Awardees, including Phase I, Phase II, Accounting, and SBIR 101
  • Exhibit Hall featuring SBIR/STTR Pavilion, Fortune 500 companies, and SBIR/STTR-Funded Companies
  • Showcase Hall featuring SBIR/STTR Agencies, SBIR/STTR Funded Companies, Leading Universities, and Federal Labs
Register online at your earliest convenience at http://www.nationalsbirconference.com/. The Gaylord National Hotel is offering limited discounted room rates for conference attendees. For booking information please visit http://nationalinnovationsummit.com/about/venue.html.

The National SBIR/STTR Conference and the National Innovation Summit and Showcase will be hed in parallel with the TechConnect World Conference. The combined events attract 3,000+ attendees and feature hundreds of business and scientific presentations, including an Innovation Showcase Hall.

We look forward to seeing you at The Gaylord - National Harbor this May!

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Maritime Security East Conference / DHS S&T PlugFest

Posted on: 02/04/2016

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Norfolk, VA
March 21-23, 2016

SBIR participants that offer innovative feed solutions (cameras, radar, sonar, video enhancement, integration, analytics, and more) that are attending the Maritime Security 2016 East conference in Norfolk, VA on March 21 - 23, 2016 are invited to participate in a "PlugFest". The Border and Coastal Information System "PlugFest" is being coordinated by the DHS Science & Technology Directorate to coincide with the Conference.

To learn more about the "PlugFest", please view the PlugFest One Pager.

To register for the Maritime Security East Conference to be a part of the "PlugFest" and to see full details on the program, visit www.maritimesecurityeast.com

For exhibition and "PlugFest" information, please contact Sareth Neak at 203-221-2664 or via email, sarethn@hsoutlook.com.

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DoD SBIR Beyond Phase II & Mentor Protege Program Conference

Posted on: 04/08/2013

September 9-12, 2013
Long Beach, CA

More information coming soon.

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2010 SBIR National Conference: Partner for Profit

Posted on: 03/30/2011

April 21-23, 2010, Hartford, CT

April 20, 2010 (Pre-conference workshops)

Conference officials are expecting 1000 attendees, including large companies, federal agencies and national laboratories. This event will offer opportunities to schedule appointments with all 11 federal SBIR agencies and potential industry partners; feature your company/technology during the Poster Show; meet Program Managers and representatives from participating agencies; spend time with venture capital and angel investors, large companies, secondary market and traditional lenders, university and federal laboratory representatives and other experts who provide assistance or are interested in doing business with early-stage ventures, and more. Be prepared for three energy-filled days of success stories, workshops, presentations, exhibits, and new SBIR developments.

For more information, contact Deb Santy at Deb.Santy@ctinnovations.com or 860-257-2893, or visit the website at: http://www.SBIRnational.com.

A short video is also available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQtl6P8pr0M.

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2015 SBIR Road Tour

Posted on: 12/10/2015

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The SBIR/STTR programs annually provide $2.5 billion in funding to small advanced technology firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. Together they represent America's Largest Seed Fund.

Local innovation supporters in communities who have historically underutilized the opportunities provided through the SBIR/STTR programs have invited representatives of America's Largest Seed Fund to engage the small advanced technology community, including women and minority-owned research and development businesses. Every SBIR Road Tour stop represents a coveted opportunity to meet directly with Federal and State Program Managers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about your state sponsored innovation support infrastructure.

DHS will have a Federal SBIR representative at each independent SBIR Road Tour event!

ROAD TOUR DATES/LOCATIONS

South East Tour
March 23-March 27, 2015

  • Louisville, KY
  • Nashville, TN
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Columbia, SC

Fargo, ND
April 9, 2015

South Central Tour
April 27-May 1, 2015

  • Long Beach, MS
  • Ruston, LA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Wichita, KS
  • Columbia, MO

Fairmont, WV
May 14, 2015

North Central Tour
July 13-July 18, 2015

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Chicago, IL
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Omaha, NE
  • Sioux Falls, SD

Pacific Northwest Tour
August 17-August 21, 2015

  • Missoula, MT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Portland, OR
  • Boise, ID

For more information on any of the independent events, please visit http://www.sbirroadtour.com/sbir.php

To register for one of the independent events, please visit http://www.sbirroadtour.com/register.php

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12th Annual Regional SBIR Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

January 28 - 29, 2010, St. Louis, MO

The 12th Annual Regional SBIR Conference will be hosted by the Center for Emerging Technologies. Speakers include NIH, DARPA, NSF, DHS, DOE (LANL), Army, Air Force, NASA (Goddard), DOT, DTIC, FBI, MS&T, University of Missouri System, SLU, Leonard Wood Institute and Boeing.

Additional information can be found at http://www.emergingtech.org/calendar.html.

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2014 Mid-Atlantic SBIR/STTR Strategies Symposium

Posted on: 02/12/2014

April 22 - 23, 2014

Center for Innovative Technology
2214 Rock Hill Road Herndon, VA 20170

The 2014 Mid-Atlantic SBIR/STTR Strategies Symposium, a two-day, low-cost symposium, provides quality guidance about the SBIR/STTR programs that will appeal to those new to SBIR/STTR as well as those who have had past experience.

For more information about the 2014 Mid-Atlantic SBIR/STTR Strategies Symposium, please visit http://www.cit.org/service-lines/federal-funding/.

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2009 Mid-Atlantic SBIR/STTR Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

November 30 - December 2, 2009, Morgantown, WV

The 2009 Mid-Atlantic SBIR/STTR Conference will bring together key technology and acquisition personnel from government and industry to enable the transition of SBIR- and STTR-funded research and development into products for government and private sector commercial markets. The conference is hosted by the INNOVA Commercialization Group, an initiative of the West Virginia High Technology Consortium (WVHTC) Foundation, and the West Virginia Development Office.

Additional information can be found at http://www.midatlanticsbir.com.

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2014 SBIR/STTR Summer Session

Posted on: 05/21/2014

July 17, 2014
Brunswick Landing
Brunswick, ME

Maine Technology Institute (MTI) offers an opportunity for small businesses to meet with officials from federal funding agencies representing SBIR/STTR programs to find out how to tap into sources of research and development funding for innovative technologies across the country.

This educational conference focuses on disseminating basic information about the SBIR/STTR program to conference attendees. Technical information on related topics, including eligibility and technology commercialization, will also be presented at the conference.

For more information please visit www.mainetechnology.org, or contact Karen West at cpmgmt@fairpoint.net

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2009 Maryland SBIR Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

November 17, 2009, Greenbelt, MD

The 2009 Maryland SBIR Conference will be hosted by the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). This event will provide MD small businesses with the opportunity to interact one-on-one with federal SBIR Program Managers regarding their agency's missions and the potential applicability of a company's proposed technology to either an existing solicitation or other available research opportunity.

Additional information can be found at http://www.marylandtedco.org/calendarofevents/detail.cfm?eventID=280.

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11th Biennial Hawaii SBIR and STTR Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

November 16 - 20, 2009, Oahu/Maui/Hawaii, HI

Coordinated by the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), the 11th biennial Hawaii SBIR/STTR Conference is being held to promote the SBIR and STTR programs in Hawaii. The conference will feature federal SBIR and STTR program managers. The managers will educate and train Hawaii firms on how to participate in their respective SBIR programs, and meet one-on-one with local entrepreneurs. HTDC is a state agency established in 1983 by the Hawaii State Legislature to facilitate the development and growth of Hawaii's commercial high technology industry.

Additional information can be found at http://www.htdc.org/sbir-conference-2009/. Program inquiries should be directed to sbirquestions@htdc.org, (808) 539-3806 option 1; registration inquiries should be directed to registration@htdc.org, (808) 539-3806 option 2.

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NCET2 University Startups Showcase and Conference 2013

Posted on: 02/06/2013

March 20-22, 2013
Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

The 7th annual University Startups Showcase is organized by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2). This year's focus is on the important relationship between Corporate Venture Capital and University Startups. Two new innovations will be featured this year.

*REVERSE CORPORATE SHOWCASE: Featuring Global 1000 Presenters
Hear from major Global 1000 companies as they talk about technologies and strategic alliances they seek from university startup creation officials and university startup entrepreneurs.
*UNIVERSITY STARTUPS AND SBIR COMPANY SHOWCASE
Annually, universities receive $35 billion from the federal government to conduct cutting-edge research from which universities create approximately 600 university startups each year. This year we created a showcase to highlight the best university startups. This showcase is specifically created to catalyze transactions with the Global 1000, VCs, angel investors and SBIR program managers.

For more information and to register, visit the Conference website http://www.ncet2.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=547&Itemid=84

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National SBIR Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

November 2 - 5, 2009, Reno/Sparks, NV

The conference will bring together federal program administrators from all of the SBIR participating agencies (DOD, Health and Human Services, DOE, Dept. of Commerce, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Transportation, NASA, NSF, EPA, SBA, Dept. of Homeland Security, Dept. of Agriculture), venture capital and angel investors, large companies, secondary market and traditional lenders, university and federal laboratory representatives and other experts who provide assistance or are interested in doing business with early-stage ventures. Participants will also hear presentations by SBIR award winners who have successfully commercialized their research. Participants will also learn about opportunities while networking with peers involved in innovation.

Additional information can be found at http://www.unr.edu/sbir-sttr2009.

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2009 SBIR Beyond Phase II Conference and Technology Showcase

Posted on: 04/05/2011

September 21 - 24, 2009, Orlando, FL

Hosted by the DoD, with support from all eleven SBIR agencies, the Beyond Phase II Conference showcases the SBIR Program's Phase II awardees' technologies and provides a forum for commercialization opportunities. The event brings together current SBIR Phase II companies, key technology and acquisition personnel from government, and industry to enable the transition of SBIR-funded research and development into products for military, government and private sector commercial markets. This event is the only national SBIR event focusing on transitioning advanced SBIR research and development into commercialization opportunities.

Additional information can be found at https://www.beyondphaseii.com/2009/index.aspx.

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Kentucky SBIR-STTR Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

March 26, 2009, Lexington, KY

Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY

Additional information can be found at http://ksef.kstc.com/.

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

March 18, 2009, Newark, DE

John M. Clayton Hall, University of Delaware, Newark Campus

SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Additional information can be found at Delaware Small Business Development Center, (302)-831-0770, dsbdctraining@lerner.udel.edu.

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11th Annual Regional SBIR Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

January 15 - 16, 2009, St. Louis, MO

For more information, visit the Center for Emerging Technologies website at http://www.emergingtech.org/calendar.html

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2008 Fall SBIR National Conference: The Future of Manufacturing is Innovation

Posted on: 03/30/2011

November 12-14, 2008, Hartford, CT

The State of Connecticut is proud to host The 2008 National Fall SBIR Conference, November 12-14, 2008 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. The theme of the conference is "The Future of Manufacturing is Innovation."

All the features of a national SBIR conference will be available to attendees, including: Meeting one-on-one with large companies, and SBIR agencies, presentations of success stories, networking opportunities, as well as important SBIR workshops.

For more information, visit www.ccat.us/sbir/index.php or contact Merrie London at 860-282-4211 or mlondon@ccat.us.

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Asia-Pacific Homeland Security Summit & Exposition 2008

Posted on: 03/30/2011

October 8-10, 2008, Honolulu, HI

The theme for this year's Summit and Exposition is Scientific Research for Homeland Security: Fostering International Partnerships. The Summit is presented by the State of Hawaii, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate. The S&T Directorate is the primary research and development arm of DHS. Summit attendees represent both government and private sector entities, either with homeland security responsibilities or with related products and services.

Additional information can be found at https://beyondphaseii.com/index.aspx.

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2008 Spring SBIR National Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

May 25-30, 2008, Orlando, FL

Additional information can be found at http://www.sbirflorida.org/

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KSTC/Kentucky Annual SBIR-STTR Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

April 24-25, 2008, Holiday Inn Hurstbourne, Louisville, KY

To obtain additional information, please call 502-426-2600.

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Maryland TEDCO (Technology Development Corporation) SBIR Conference - From Awareness to Awards and Commercialization

Posted on: 03/30/2011

March 4, 2008, Adelphi, Maryland

This conference aims to provide Maryland's small businesses familiar with the SBIR lifecycle with the necessary tools to master its complexities, better understand the intricacies of the selection process, and provide an overview of alternative gap funding resources available to small businesses...making this conference the must attend Small Business Conference of 2008.

Additional information can be found at http://www.marylandtedco.org/calendarofevents/detail.cfm?eventID=197

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10th Biennial Hawaii SBIR/STTR Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

November 12-16, 2007, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Kona, HI

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2007 Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

October 29-November 1, 2007, Richardson, TX

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MS-FAST SBIR Workshop

Posted on: 03/30/2011

October 10-11, 2007, Starkville, MS

MS-FAST will hold a two day SBIR/STTR Workshop on the Mississippi State University (MSU) campus in Starkville, October 10 – 11. The workshop will be held in the auditorium (Rm. 115) of the Franklin Center (Dept. of Forrest Products). Admission to this workshop is FREE. The first day of the workshop will feature representatives with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) SBIR Program Office who will discuss unique features associated with the DHS SBIR Program and how companies may develop more responsive proposals. Dr. Kirk Schulz, VP for Research and Economic Development at MSU will provide opening remarks.

The second day of the workshop will consist primarily of a proposal writing seminar. This Phase 1 proposal writing seminar will teach participants a structured SBIR/STTR grant-writing methodology that will enhance their proposal development. The seminar will be conducted by Dr. Robert Berger, former SBIR/STTR Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy.

For more information contact Joe Graben.

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Beyond SBIR Phase II Conference & Exhibition 2007: Bringing Technological Edge to the Warfighter

Posted on: 03/30/2011

August 21-23, 2007, Arlington, VA

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3rd Annual Regional SBIR/STTR Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

August 1-2, 2007, Albuquerque, NM

The theme of this year's event is "How to Win a Proposal and Take Your Research to Market". The event will focus on how to identify solicitations that match a company?s needs, as well as specific tips on how to prepare a strong competitive proposal to increase a company?s chances of getting funded. The event will also offer an opportunity to speak one-on-one with representatives from six federal agencies. Additional information can be found at: http://www.lanl.gov/orgs/tt/sbir_sttr07/ or by contacting Shandra Clow at clow@lanl.gov.

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The 2007 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference

Posted on: 03/30/2011

May 21-24, 2007, Washington, DC.

The 2007 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference takes place on May 21-24, 2007 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.  The conference will present to key audiences (including industry (large and small businesses), government (Federal, state, and local), and academia) the S&T Directorate's new organization, vision, and key initiatives, describe the emerging Homeland Security Research Enterprise, highlight business partnership opportunities in homeland security S&T research, and provide visibility into new and emerging technologies relevant to the homeland security mission.

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Annual University Network Summit on Research and Education

Posted on: 03/30/2011

March 15-16, 2007, Washington, DC

DHS University Programs of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate announces the first Annual University Network Summit on Research an Education to be held at L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.

DHS officials will be on hand to discuss research and education needs in the key Divisions of the S&T Directorate. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear first- hand from leaders of the Centers of Excellence and other DHS-sponsored university initiatives on critical research areas for homeland security, including:

  • Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events
  • Security of Agriculture and the Food System
  • Studies of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism
  • Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response
  • Information Analysis and Visualization
  • Advances in Microbial Risk Assessment

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HSARPA, Science & Technology Industry Day Workshop

Posted on: 03/30/2011

March 13, 2007, Alexandria, Virginia

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SBIR program will be represented at the DHS Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), Science & Technology (S&T), "Industry Day" workshop, on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at the Hilton, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

This is an opportunity for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Small Business Concerns to learn more about what HSARPA is doing and to announce and discuss Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs), the SBIR open solicitation, and other opportunities to do business with DHS S&T. Additional information is forthcoming.

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Workshop for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI): Awareness, Access and Opportunity

Posted on: 03/30/2011

February 27-28, 2007, Los Angeles, CA

The Department of Homeland Security, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Jay Cohen, cordially invites you to attend a Workshop for Minority Serving Institutions (MIS).

  • University of Southern California, (USC)
  • Davidson Executive Conference Center
  • 3415 S. Figueroa Street
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • All day workshop
  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This is DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s opportunity to inform you of ways in which your institution, faculty and students can take advantage of the research, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities available through the DHS S&T Directorate. This workshop is intended for Deans of Research and Academic Deans in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Social Science fields. Join DHS and learn more about the ways in which we are engaging the academic community in research and development to secure our homeland.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by February 23, 2007.

Questions? Email: desiree.linson@associates.dhs.gov

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Workshop for Minority Serving Institutions

Posted on: 03/30/2011

February 5-6, 2007, Baltimore, MD

The Department of Homeland Security, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Jay Cohen, cordially invites you to attend a Workshop for Minority Serving Institutions.

The Kick-off begins on Monday, February 5, 2007 at 6pm, with an all day workshop on Tuesday, February 6, 2007. The workshop is being held at the Mount Washington Conference Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

This is DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate?s opportunity to inform you of ways in which your institution, faculty and students can take advantage of the research, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities available through the DHS S&T Directorate. This workshop is intended for Deans of Research and Academic Deans in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Social Science fields. Join DHS and learn more about the ways in which we are engaging the academic community in research and development to secure our homeland.

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Small Business Vendor Outreach Sessions

Posted on: 03/29/2011

Vendor Outreach Sessions are a series of pre-arranged 15-minute appointments with Small Business Specialists from various components of the Homeland Security procurement offices. The DHS SBIR Program Office also participates in these sessions, which are held monthly to provide the small business community with an opportunity to discuss their capabilities and learn of potential procurement opportunities. Additional information can be found at http://www.dhs.gov/xopnbiz/smallbusiness/editorial_0524.shtm.

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DHS S&T SBIR Webinar Series

Posted on: 12/20/2013

This webinar series has been designed specifically for DHS Phase I and Phase II SBIR awardees, as well as other organizations that are interested in becoming involved with the DHS Small Business Innovation Research program. In order to attend, simply log in as a guest on the following site, approximately 5 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin. The monthly webinars are held from 1:00 - 2:00 EST usually the second Thursday of each month.

http://dawnbreaker.adobeconnect.com/webinardhs/

Date / Speaker Title and Abstract
April 11th
Dr. Jenny C. Servo
Opportunities for Experimentation: RELIEF
The Research & Experimentation for Local & International Emergency and First Responders, more commonly known as RELIEF provides a unique opportunity for researchers that wish to receive feedback from the end user community and to collaborate with others. Find out about the next upcoming RELIEF event to be held May 6-8, 2013 at Camp Roberts in CA. Two page white paper applications are due April 15th.
>>View Recording
May 9th
Clara Asmail
Senior Technical Advisor, MEP
Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP)
The NIST Manufacturing Extension Program is a valuable resource for companies looking to shift from research and development to production. Learn where the MEPs are in your area and how they can assist you with Product Design and Prototyping, Design for Manufacturing, Design for Assembly, and Sourcing.
>>View Recording
June 13th
Bruce Davidson
DHS Director, Office of SAFETY Act Implementation
The Safety Act
The DHS Safety Act is an invaluable tool for technology developers. It provides legal liability protection for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism technologies. Learn about the protection that this Act provides and how to apply for Certification under this Act.
>>View Recording
July 11th
Kathleen Higgins
DHS, S&T, Chief, Stakeholder Engagement
The First Responder Community
This webinar will introduce you to the varied community referred to as First responders. Learn how the needs of the first responder communities are vetted, how they purchase new technologies, and how you can interface with this community during technology development.
>>View Recording
September 12th
Panel
Equity Investors and Homeland Security
If your products or technologies have significant growth potential, consider equity investment as a means to support that growth. This panel of equity investors will discuss what they look for when making investment in homeland security technologies.
Panel
October 10th
Dr. Jenny C. Servo
What to Watch for when Licensing
Licensing is sometimes the best strategy for bringing a technology to market. However, to be successful, you must understand the implications of key clauses often found in licensing agreements and recognize that there are alternatives. This webinar is aimed at sensitizing you to issues and how to address them.
>>View Recording
November 14th
Dr. Jenny C. Servo
Talking to Potential Customers and End Users
During technology development it is important to keep close to potential customers and end users to assure that the form, fit and function of what you are developing meets the end users needs and the customer's price point. This webinar demonstrates how to collect key information that will keep you aligned with your customer's needs.
>>View Recording
December 11th
Dr. Jenny C. Servo
Opportunities for Experimentation-JIFX
This webinar will provide information and insight into the upcoming JIFX event to be held at Camp Roberts, CA between February 10-13, 2014. Applications to participate are short and are submitted on-line in response to a Request for Information (RFI). The objective of this webinar is to review the topics in the current RFI, explain the application process and the value of participating. Applications are due January 8, 2014.
>>View Recording

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The DHS S&T Directorate Announces Three Robotics Grants

Posted on: 09/15/2011

The Department of Homeland Security announces three robotics grants as a result of the joint agency Robotics Technology Development and Deployment (RTD2) (R43) Grant.

Award Number Company Period of Performance Award Value
2011-ST-065-ARP001 Five Focal LLC
P.O. Box 1109
Boulder,CO 80306
September 15, 2011 - March 14, 2012 $100,000
2011-ST-065-ARP002 Nokomis, Inc.
3105th Street
Caleroi, PA 14022
September 15, 2011 - March 14, 2012 $100,000
2011-ST-065-ARP003 Sandia Research Corporation
5810 South Sossaman Road - Suite 108
Mesa, AZ 85212
September 15, 2011 - March 14, 2012 $100,000

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FY18.1 DHS SBIR Solicitation is Open!

Posted on: 12/18/2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the FY18.1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Solicitation Notification December 15, 2017. The solicitation includes eleven topic descriptions, 7 Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and 4 DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) topics, for which we seek proposals. Proposals can be submitted for these topics during the solicitation period (December 15 - January 17, 2018). You can see the FY18.1 solicitation on FedBizOps by using this link:https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/OCPO/DHS-OCPO/70RSAT18R0000010/listing.html.

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New SBIR Team, Same Level of Commitment

Posted on: 12/20/2016

As we start a new DHS SBIR cycle, it is a good time to recognize changes on the DHS SBIR Team.

First, I would like to send a long overdue thank you to Lisa Sobolewski and Frank Barros. Those of you who were fortunate enough to work with them know what great contributions they made to DHS and the SBIR community in general. They made such a great team that they decided to retire on the same day in May.

Lisa was the DHS SBIR Program Director for ten years. Prior to that she worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Navy. Her understanding of how to nurture and manage technology efforts led to much of the success of DHS SBIR efforts. Lisa coaxed Frank out of retirement eight years ago to join her here at DHS. He also worked at NIST, worked at World Bank and was an entrepreneur in his own right. His knowledge of small business investment helped translate good technical ideas into viable business products. I was fortunate to work closely with both of these people. Even though I came to DHS with over 30 years of technology management experience and seven years of SBIR experience, I learned an incredible amount from them in eight months. Thank you both!

Their departure left me with a big task - how to replace them. Since I knew that was impossible, I instead set out to create a team that could build upon Lisa's and Frank's legacies with different skill sets. I consider myself very lucky to have done that. In August, I was able to hire Peter Nielsen away from the finance group here at DHS. While Peter does not have a background in SBIR, he is learning quickly and is invaluable with his knowledge of DHS processes and his perspective on how to approach challenging issues. He has quickly caught the "SBIR bug" and like many of us in the community, he believes in the SBIR program and wants to do what he can to make it even better. In November, I was able to add Dusty Lang to the team. She has ten years of experience with Navy SBIR. Between her depth of knowledge and willingness to jump in with fresh ideas, Dusty has already made a positive impact on the program.

As we head into the New Year, I consider myself very lucky. Lucky to have worked with the people I did in the past and lucky to be going into the New Year with the new DHS SBIR staff.

John Pucci
DHS SBIR Program Director

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The DHS SBIR Program Released the FY16.1 Solicitation, HSHQDC-16-R-00012

Posted on: 12/21/2015

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's SBIR Program and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO) SBIR Program, FY16.1 Solicitation, HSHQDC-16-R-00012, was released on December 16, 2015.

During the pre-solicitation period from December 1, 2015 through December 15, 2015, Offerors had the opportunity to contact topic authors directly to ask technical questions about specific topics contained in the pre-solicitation. No further direct contact between Offerors and Technical Points of Contact shall occur after 5:00 pm ET on December 15, 2015. However, after 5:00 pm ET on December 15, 2015 Offerors may submit written questions to stsbir.proposals@hq.dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Potential Offerors are prohibited from seeking advice or guidance on its solution approach, or submitting any materials.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from December 16, 2015 through January 20, 2016, 2:00 pm, ET. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, Offerors are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modifications, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the Solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following nine topic areas:

The following are the topics for the FY16.1 S&T Directorate's SBIR Program:

  • H-SB016.1-001: Security Systems Video/Audio Interoperability Device
  • H-SB016.1-002: Applicability of Blockchain Technology to Privacy Respecting Identity Management
  • H-SB016.1-003: Malware Prediction for Situational Understanding and Preemptive Cyber Defense
  • H-SB016.1-004: Autonomous Indoor Navigation and Tracking of First Responders
  • H-SB016.1-005: Internet of Things (IoT) Low-Cost Flood Inundation Sensor
  • H-SB016.1-006: Low-Cost, Real-Time Data Analytics for Underserved EMS Agencies
  • H-SB016.1-007: Real-Time Assessment of Resilience and Preparedness
  • H-SB016.1-008: Using Social Media to Support Timely and Targeted Emergency Response Actions
  • H-SB016.1-009: Blockchain Applications for Homeland Security Analytics
  • H-SB016.1-010: Remote Identity Proofing Alternatives to Knowledge Based Authentication/Verification


The following are the topics for the FY16.1 DNDO SBIR Program:
  • H-SB016.1-011: Smartphone/Smart device Toolkit for Virtual and Actual Radiation Detection, Identification, and Localization
  • H-SB016.1-012: Plastic Composite Based Scintillators for Multi-Signature Radiation Detectors
  • H-SB016.1-013: Portable Linear Accelerator (linac) for Active Interrogation Systems for Radiological Gamma Isotope Source Replacement


The FY16.1 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov; search on HSHQDC-16-R-00012 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

For general questions about the S&T Directorate's SBIR Program, please contact stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov. For general questions about the DNDO SBIR Program, please contact dndo.sbir@hq.dhs.gov

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Federal offices in the Washington, DC area are closed on December 10, 2013.

Posted on: 12/10/2013

Day 2 of the DHS S&T SBIR commercialization workshop is CANCELLED. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY11.2 Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2011.2

Posted on: 05/12/2011

DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY11.2 solicitation, DHS SBIR-2011.2, was released on May 12, 2011.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from May 12, 2011 through June 28, 2011, 2:00 p.m., ET.

Proposals are being sought in the following six topic areas:

H-SB011.2-001: Low Power Tri-axial Acoustic Sensor
H-SB011.2-002: Improved Wipes for Surface Sampling of Chemical Agents on Porous Materials
H-SB011.2-003: Mobile Device Forensics
H-SB011.2-004: Short Standoff Checkpoint Detection Systems for Explosives
H-SB011.2-005: Iris Image Quality Tool Suite for Biometric Recognition
H-SB011.2-006: Intelligent 'Object' Symbology

During the period April 29, 2011 through May 11, 2011, proposers had an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from May 12, 2011 through June 28, 2011 for reasons of competitive fairness. However, proposers may submit written questions to STSBIR.PROPOSALS@dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact.

Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

The FY11.2 Solicitation, and all amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov/. Search on DHSSBIR-2011-2 in the Keyword/Solicitation # field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to STSBIR.PROGRAM@dhs.gov.

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DHS SBIR upcoming outreach opportunities

Posted on: 03/22/2018

DHS SBIR tries to get to as many outreach venues as possible with the understanding that face-to-face interaction is sometimes the best way to communicate. Here are a list of the planned upcoming places and dates where the DHS SBIR team will be (asterisk denotes SBIR Road Tour event):

April 11 - National Harbor, MD (as part of Navy FST)
*April 16 - Chattanooga TN
*April 17 - Huntsville, AL
*April 18 - Little Rock, AR
*April 19 - Jackson, MS
*April 20 - Baton Rouge, LA
April 25/26 - Dulles, VA (Virginia SBIR Conference)
*June 18 - Rochester, NY
*June 19 - Pittsburgh, PA
*June 20 - Columbus, OH
*June 21 - Huntington, WV
*June 22 - Durham, NC
*July 17 - Portland, OR
*July 18 - Seattle, WA
*July 19 or 20 - Fairbanks, AK
*August 20 - Wilmington, DE
*August 21 - New Haven, CT
*August 22 - Providence, RI
*August 23 - Manchester, NH
*August 24 - Portland, ME

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The DHS SBIR Program Released a FY16.1 Pre-Solicitation Notification, HSHQDC-16-R-00012

Posted on: 11/27/2015

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's SBIR Program and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO) SBIR Program, FY16.1 pre-solicitation notification, HSHQDC-16-R-00012, was released on December 1, 2015.

During the pre-solicitation period, December 1, 2015 through December 15, 2015, Offerors have the opportunity to contact topic authors by telephone and/or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Research Topic Descriptions (Appendix A). No further direct contact between Offerors and Technical Points of Contact shall occur after 5:00 pm ET on December 15, 2015. However, after 5:00 pm ET on December 15, 2015 Offerors may submit written questions to stsbir.proposals@hq.dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Potential Offerors are prohibited from seeking advice or guidance on its solution approach, or submitting any materials.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from December 16, 2015 through January 20, 2016, 2:00 pm, ET. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, Offerors are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modifications, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the Solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following nine topic areas:

The following are the topics for the FY16.1 S&T Directorate's SBIR Program:

  • H-SB016.1-001: Security Systems Video/Audio Interoperability Device
  • H-SB016.1-002: Applicability of Blockchain Technology to Privacy Respecting Identity Management
  • H-SB016.1-003: Malware Prediction for Situational Understanding and Preemptive Cyber Defense
  • H-SB016.1-004: Autonomous Indoor Navigation and Tracking of First Responders
  • H-SB016.1-005: Internet of Things (IoT) Low-Cost Flood Inundation Sensor
  • H-SB016.1-006: Low-Cost, Real-Time Data Analytics for Underserved EMS Agencies
  • H-SB016.1-007: Real-Time Assessment of Resilience and Preparedness
  • H-SB016.1-008: Using Social Media to Support Timely and Targeted Emergency Response Actions
  • H-SB016.1-009: Blockchain Applications for Homeland Security Analytics
  • H-SB016.1-010: Remote Identity Proofing Alternatives to Knowledge Based Authentication/Verification


The following are the topics for the FY16.1 DNDO SBIR Program:
  • H-SB016.1-011: Smartphone/Smart device Toolkit for Virtual and Actual Radiation Detection, Identification, and Localization
  • H-SB016.1-012: Plastic Composite Based Scintillators for Multi-Signature Radiation Detectors
  • H-SB016.1-013: Portable Linear Accelerator (linac) for Active Interrogation Systems for Radiological Gamma Isotope Source Replacement


The FY16.1 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov; search on HSHQDC-16-R-00012 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

For general questions about the S&T Directorate's SBIR Program, please contact stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov. For general questions about the DNDO SBIR Program, please contact dndo.sbir@hq.dhs.gov

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The DHS SBIR Program Released its FY15.1 Solicitation, HSHQDC-15-R-00017

Posted on: 12/04/2014

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's SBIR Program and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO), FY15.1 solicitation, HSHQDC-15-R-00005, was released on December 17, 2014.

During the pre-solicitation period, December 4, 2014 through December 17, 2014, Offerors had an opportunity to contact topic authors by telephone and/or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in this Solicitation. No further direct contact between Offerors and Technical Points of Contact shall occur after 5:00 pm ET on December 17, 2014. However, Offerors may submit written questions to stsbir.proposals@hq.dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Potential Offerors are prohibited from seeking advice or guidance on its solution approach, or submitting any materials.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from December 18, 2014 through January 21, 2015, 2:00 p.m., ET. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, Offerors are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modifications, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the Solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following nine topic areas:

The following are the topics for the FY15.1 S&T Directorate's SBIR Program:

  • H-SB015.1-001: DNA and Latent Fingerprint Collection from Same Sample
  • H-SB015.1-002: Low-cost, Disposable, Tamper-Proof Bolt Seal
  • H-SB015.1-003: Enhanced Distributed Denial of Service Defense
  • H-SB015.1-004: Privacy Protecting Analytics for the Internet of Things
  • H-SB015.1-005: A Wearable Communications Hub Designed to Streamline and Improve First Responder Communication Capabilities
  • H-SB015.1-006: Total Vehicle Mobile X-Ray Scanner
  • H-SB015.1-007: Canine Mounted Track and Transmit Device


The following are the topics for the FY15.1 DNDO SBIR Program:
  • H-SB015.1-008: Mass/Shielding Anomaly Passive Detector Module
  • H-SB015.1-009: Stable Semiconductor Modules as Core Component in Pager Radiation Detectors

The FY15.1 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov; search on HSHQDC-15-R-00017 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

For general questions about the S&T Directorate's SBIR Program, please contact stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov. For general questions about the DNDO SBIR Program, please contact dndosbir@hq.dhs.gov

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DHS S&T SBIR Welcomes John Pucci

Posted on: 11/25/2015

The DHS S&T SBIR Program Office welcomes John Pucci to the team. John joined DHS S&T in October 2015 and will serve as the Management and Program Analyst. In addition to assisting with the day-to-day operations of S&T's SBIR Program, John will analyze existing processes and make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of S&T's SBIR Program. John will also represent the Program at many outreach events. John joins DHS from the U.S. Army where he served as the Army's SBIR Program Operations Manager since June 2008. Prior to that, John was a General Engineer at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), where from October 2002 - June 2008 he supported RDECOM's science and technology investment decisions. John's government career also includes five years at the Army Materiel Command and fourteen years at the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

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2015 Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards Call for Nominations - Due Date Extended!

Posted on: 03/19/2015

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for the highly prestigious annual Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards.

Tibbetts Awards:
Named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the SBIR program, the Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses, support organizations, and/or individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR/STTR programs, that have leveraged the SBIR/STTR investment in a way that has generated a measurable return in value to small business innovation and the national economy.

There are two types of Tibbetts awards. One prize goes to businesses that have participated in the SBIR or STTR award programs. Another award goes to organizations and/or individuals who have not received SBIR/STTR funding, but who have contributed significantly in implementing the programs or in supporting program participants.

For the first time, there is an option for nominations to be made by video presentation!

The due date has been extended - Nominations must be emailed to nominations@tibbetsawards.org no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT, April 15, 2015.

SBIR Hall of Fame Awards:
The SBIR Hall of Fame Awards, started in 2011, recognizes SBIR awardees with a long period of extraordinary success in research, innovation, and commercialization within the SBIR and STTR programs.

The due date has been extended - Nominations must be emailed to SBIRHallofFame@sba.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT, April 15, 2015.

All Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame award winners will be selected by the SBA based on the recommendations of a panel of judges. The winners will be invited to an awards program held the week of 15 June 2015 during the annual SBIR National Conference at the National Harbor (Maryland).

For additional information on the Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards, please visit Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards Nominations or contact: Louis Cupp, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation, Help@tibbettsawards.org.

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DHS S&T Directorate Seeks Input On Visionary Goals

Posted on: 08/27/2014

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) wants to hear from you! S&T is looking for input on their new visionary goals. We encourage you to visit S&T's Collaboration Community (http://scitech.ideascale.com) to submit ideas; discuss and refine the proposed visionary goals; and vote the best ones to the top. This fall, S&T will share the outcomes of the Visionary Goals initiative.

Make your voice heard - visit http://scitech.ideascale.com by September 7th!

Share your best thinking on the future of DHS!

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The DHS SBIR Program Released its FY14.2 Solicitation, HSHQDC-14-R-00035

Posted on: 04/17/2014

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, FY14.2 Solicitation, HSHQDC-14-R-00035, was released on April 17, 2014.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from April 17, 2014 through May 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m., ET. 



Proposals are being sought in the following six topic areas:
The following are the topics for the FY14.2 S&T Directorate's SBIR Program:


H-SB014.2-001 Decontamination Technologies for Biological Agents


H-SB014.2-002 Automatic Detection and Patching of Vulnerabilities in Embedded Systems


H-SB014.2-003 Development of Cost-Effective Iterative Reconstruction Computing Platforms for Computed Tomography (CT)-based Explosive Detection Equipment


H-SB014.2-004 Radiant Laser Exposure Monitoring for Nominal Hazard Zone (NHZ) Evaluation


H-SB014.2-005 Status Indicator for Downed Power Lines


H-SB014.2-006 Field Detection and Analysis for Fire Gases and Particulates

During the period of April 1, 2014 through April 16, 2014, Offerors had an opportunity to contact topic authors by telephone and/or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in this Solicitation. No further direct contact between Offerors and Technical Points of Contact shall occur after 5:00 pm ET on April 16, 2014 for reasons of competitive fairness. 
However, Offerors may submit written questions to stsbir.proposals@hq.dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Offerors may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact. 



Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Offerors bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR clause 52.215-1, Offerors are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modifications, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the Solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation. 



The FY14.2 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov with a search on HSHQDC-14-R-00035 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field. 





For general questions about the S&T Directorate's SBIR Program, please contact mailto:stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov.

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The DHS SBIR Program Released it's FY14.1 Solicitation, HSHQDC-14-R-00005

Posted on: 12/20/2013

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's SBIR Program and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO),FY14.1 solicitation, HSHQDC-14-R-00005, was released on December 18, 2013.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from December 18, 2013 through January 22, 2014, 2:00 p.m., ET.

Proposals are being sought in the following seven topic areas:
The following are the topics for the FY14.1 S&T Directorate's SBIR Program:
H-SB014.1-001 Mobile Footprint Detection
H-SB014.1-002 Mass Delivery of Countermeasure for High Consequences Diseases in Wildlife
H-SB014.1-003 System Simulation Tools for X-ray based Explosive Detection Equipment
H-SB014.1-004 Physiological Monitoring and Environmental Scanning Technology
H-SB014.1-005 Machine to Machine Architecture to Improve First Responder Communications

The following are the topics for the FY14.1 DNDO SBIR Program:
H-SB014.1-006 Smart Device Compatible Module for Radiation Identification, Categorization, and Quantification
H-SB014.1-007 Miniaturization of Support Infrastructure for Non-Intrusive Inspection X-Ray Systems

During the period December 3, 2013 through December 17, 2013, proposers had an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur after 5:00pm ET on December 17, 2013 through January 22, 2014 for reasons of competitive fairness. However, proposers may submit written questions to stsbir.proposals@hq.dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact.

Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

The FY14.1 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov Search on HSHQDC-14-R-00005 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

For general questions about the S&T Directorate's SBIR Program, please contact stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov. For general questions about the DNDO SBIR Program, please contact dndosbir@hq.dhs.gov.

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SBA Updated SBIR Size Rule--Webinar

Posted on: 01/10/2013

The Small Business Administration is hosting a webinar to discuss the SBIR size rule, which has just been updated, and how it's going to impact you and your company.

January 16, 2013
1:00 PM Eastern Time.

When the day comes, just click http://emsp.intellor.com/login/411619 and follow the instructions to join the webinar.

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DHS S&T SBIR BAA Website Transition Update #1

Posted on: 03/29/2011

The S&T SBIR-BAA websites at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov (for SBIR) and https://baa.st.dhs.gov (for BAAs) are transitioning to a new system.

The new DHS S&T Directorate Solicitations portal is available at https://baa2.st.dhs.gov for Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) released to the public as of January 24, 2011. Submission information for LRBAA 10-01 has been migrated to the new site. If you have been encouraged to submit a proposal for LRBAA 10-01, you must submit your information on the new web site. Please call the Tech Support Help Desk at 703-480-7676 to retrieve your password. The legacy BAA website at https://baa.st.dhs.gov remains operational in the near term for DHS S&T BAAs and RFIs that were released to the public prior to January 24, 2011. Please continue to use the legacy site to submit your white papers and full proposals for all open BAAs that were released prior to this date (with the exception of LRBAA 10-01).

In March 2011, the S&T SBIR website at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov/programportal will begin transitioning from its current system to a new system. During transition time, the public site at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov will be available for reference only. If you wish to submit a topic recommendation or need to submit contract documents or deliverables (and did not receive emailed instructions on how to do so during the transition period), please send an email to the SBIR Program Office at stsbir.program@dhs.gov for further instructions.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this system transition causes you.

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY11.2 Pre-Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2011.2

Posted on: 04/29/2011

The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY11.2 pre-solicitation, DHS SBIR-2011.2, was released on April 29, 2011.

During the period April 29, 2011 through May 11, 2011, proposers have an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from May 12, 2011 through June 28, 2011 for reasons of competitive fairness.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from May 12, 2011 through June 28, 2011, 2:00 p.m., ET. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following six topic areas:

H-SB011.2-001: Low Power Tri-axial Acoustic Sensor
H-SB011.2-002: Improved Wipes for Surface Sampling of Chemical Agents on Porous Materials
H-SB011.2-003: Mobile Device Forensics
H-SB011.2-004: Short Standoff Checkpoint Detection Systems for Explosives
H-SB011.2-005: Iris Image Quality Tool Suite for Biometric Recognition
H-SB011.2-006: Intelligent 'Object' Symbology

The FY11.2 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov. Search on DHSSBIR-2011-2 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to stsbir.program@dhs.gov

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Closes its FY11.1 Solicitation

Posted on: 03/29/2011

The DHS S&T SBIR FY11.1 Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2011.1, closed on January 6, 2011. No Further information about this competition will be available until the review process is complete. Selection decisions will be provided by the Contracting Officer, via email to the Company Officer and Principal Investigator identified on the proposal Cover Sheet, after the evaluation process is complete. Generally, this is approximately four months after the close of the Solicitation.

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FY18.1 SBIR Pre-Solicitation posted to FBO.gov

Posted on: 11/22/2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the FY18.1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Pre-Solicitation Notification November 22, 2017. The pre-solicitation includes twelve topic descriptions outlining the technical areas for which DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's SBIR Program and DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO) SBIR Program request proposals. During the pre-solicitation period (November 22 - December 12), potential offerors will have the opportunity to contact the Technical Program Managers to ask technical questions regarding the topic areas. You can view the Pre-solicitation at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/OCPO/DHS-OCPO/HSHQDC-FY18-SBIR-PreSolicitation/listing.html. There is a link to view the Topic Descriptions in the column on the right side of the screen under "All Files". (The second link may get you there faster.)

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First White House Demo Day, Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Posted on: 08/07/2015

On August 4, President Barack Obama hosted the first ever White House Demo Day which featured a diverse group of startup founders, many of them SBIR funded, from across the country to showcase their innovations as part of the Startup America initiative to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation.

During White House Demo Day there was an announcement of the expansion of The Innovation Corps (I-Corps), a rigorous entrepreneurship training program developed by National Science Foundation. The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR program will be sending select awardees through I-Corps training this fall to help with development of strong business models and market-viable products. The White House Demo Day Fact Sheet can be found here.

Additional information on the companies and entrepreneurs recognized at White House Demo Day can be found here.

SBA Administrator, Maria Contreras Sweet, announced the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition's Class of 2015 winners. The purpose of the competition was to draw attention and funding to parts of the country where there are gaps in entrepreneurial ecosystem. This second installment of the competition awarded over 80 prizes with Congress appropriated funds and an additional 8 prizes to Native American entrepreneurs and small businesses. For more information on the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition please see US Small Business Administration Blog post published August 7, 2015: Grand Slam Day for America's High-Growth Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Its Startups

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The DHS's SBIR Program Released its FY14.1 Pre-Solicitation, HSHQDC-14-R-00005

Posted on: 12/04/2013

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's SBIR Program and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO),FY14.1 pre-solicitation, HSHQDC-14-R-00005, was released on December 3, 2013.

During the pre-release period, December 3, 2013 through December 17, 2013, proposers have an opportunity to contact topic authors by telephone and/or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in this Solicitation. Questions should be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. Potential offerors are prohibited from seeking advice or guidance on its solution approach, or submitting any materials. No further direct contact between offerors and Technical Points of Contact shall occur after 5:00 pm ET on December 17, 2013.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from December 18, 2013 through January 22, 2014, 2:00 p.m., ET. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, offerors are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modifications, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the Solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following seven topic areas:
The following are the topics for the FY14.1 S&T Directorate's SBIR Program:
H-SB014.1-001 Mobile Footprint Detection
H-SB014.1-002 Mass Delivery of Countermeasure for High Consequences Diseases in Wildlife
H-SB014.1-003 System Simulation Tools for X-ray based Explosive Detection Equipment
H-SB014.1-004 Physiological Monitoring and Environmental Scanning Technology
H-SB014.1-005 Machine to Machine Architecture to Improve First Responder Communications

The following are the topics for the FY14.1 DNDO SBIR Program:
H-SB014.1-006 Smart Device Compatible Module for Radiation Identification, Categorization, and Quantification
H-SB014.1-007 Miniaturization of Support Infrastructure for Non-Intrusive Inspection X-Ray Systems

The FY14.1 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov Search on HSHQDC-14-R-00005 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

For general questions about the S&T Directorate's SBIR Program, please contact stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov. For general questions about the DNDO SBIR Program, please contact dndosbir@hq.dhs.gov.

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DHS S&T SBIR-BAA Websites are Being Transitioned to a New Site

Posted on: 03/29/2011

The S&T SBIR-BAA websites at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov (for SBIR) and https://baa.st.dhs.gov (for BAAs) are being transitioned. The new site, consisting of both a public and a program portal, will have two URLs (web addresses) and will be supported by a common backend system and database. Currently, the new DHS S&T Directorate Solicitations portal is available at https://baa2.st.dhs.gov for Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) released to the public as of January 24, 2011. Submission information for LRBAA 10-01 has been migrated to the new site. If you have been encouraged to submit a proposal for LRBAA 10-01, you must submit your information on the new web site. Please call the Tech Support Help Desk at 703-480-7676 to retrieve your password. The legacy BAA website at https://baa.st.dhs.gov remains operational in the near term for DHS S&T BAAs and RFIs that were released to the public prior to January 24, 2011. Please continue to use the legacy site to submit your white papers and full proposals for all open BAAs that were released prior to this date (with the exception of LRBAA 10-01).

The SBIR website at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov has not yet transitioned. It is anticipated that the site will transition to a new web address in the April 2011 timeframe. Stay tuned for further information.

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Closes its FY11.2 Solicitation

Posted on: 07/20/2011

The DHS S&T SBIR FY11.2 Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2011.2, closed on June 28, 2011. No Further information about this competition will be available until the review process is complete. Selection decisions will be provided by the Contracting Officer, via email to the Company Officer and Principal Investigator identified on the proposal Cover Sheet, after the evaluation process is complete. Generally, this is approximately four months after the close of the Solicitation.

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SBIR Program Extended through May 31, 2011 for All Agencies

Posted on: 03/29/2011

On January 31, 2011, the President signed H.R. 366 into law (Public Law 112-1), providing for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes. With this action, the SBIR (and STTR) Programs for all agencies are extended through May 31, 2011. Further details on Congressional actions for H.R. 366 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/.

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Call for the 2014 Tibbetts and SBIR Award Nominations

Posted on: 04/10/2014

The deadline for submitting nominations for 2014 Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards has been extended by a week to May 9, 2014 (11:59pm) http://www.sbir.gov/news/2014-tibbetts-and-hall-fame-award-nominations.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting nominations for its annual Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards.

Named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the SBIR program, the Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR and STTR programs. Anyone can nominate a company or an individual for the Tibbetts Awards (including self-nominations). Nominations must be emailed to nominations@tibbettsawards.org no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 9, 2014.

The SBIR Hall of Fame Awards, started in 2011, recognizes SBIR awardees with a long period of extraordinary success in research, innovation, and commercialization within the SBIR and STTR programs. Nominations must be emailed to SBIRHallofFame@sba.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 9, 2014.

All Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame award winners will be selected by the SBA based on the recommendations of a panel of judges. The winners will be invited to a White House Awards Program (Washington, DC) in June 2014, the ceremony will be held in concert with the annual SBIR National Conference at the National Harbor (Maryland).

For additional information on the Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards, please visit http://www.sbir.gov/news/2014-tibbetts-and-hall-fame-award-nominations or contact: Louis Cupp, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation, Louis.Cupp@sba.gov.

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The DHS's SBIR Program Released its FY14.2 Pre-Solicitation, HSHQDC-14-R-00035

Posted on: 04/01/2014

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, FY14.2 pre-solicitation, HSHQDC-14-R-00035, was released on April 1, 2014.

During the pre-release period, April 1, 2014 through April 16, 2014, Offerors have an opportunity to contact topic authors by telephone and/or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in this Solicitation. Questions should be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. Offerors are prohibited from seeking advice or guidance on its solution approach, or submitting any materials. No further direct contact between offerors and Technical Points of Contact shall occur after 5:00 pm ET on April 16, 2014.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from April 17, 2014 through May 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m., ET. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Offerors bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR clause 52.215-1, Offerors are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modifications, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the Solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following six topic areas: The following are the topics for the FY14.2 S&T Directorate's SBIR Program:

H-SB014.2-001 Decontamination Technologies for Biological Agents

H-SB014.2-002 Automatic Detection and Patching of Vulnerabilities in Embedded Systems

H-SB014.2-003 Development of Cost-Effective Iterative Reconstruction Computing Platforms for Computed Tomography (CT)-based Explosive Detection Equipment

H-SB014.2-004 Radiant Laser Exposure Monitoring for Nominal Hazard Zone (NHZ) Evaluation

H-SB014.2-005 Status Indicator for Downed Power Lines

H-SB014.2-006 Field Detection and Analysis for Fire Gases and Particulates

The FY14.2 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov with a search on HSHQDC-14-R-00035 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

For general questions about the S&T Directorate's SBIR Program, please contact stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov.

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Closes its FY13.2 Solicitation

Posted on: 05/23/2013

The DHS S&T SBIR FY13.2 Solicitation, HSHQDC-13-R-00032, closed on May 22, 2013. No Further information about this competition will be available until the review process is complete. Selection decisions will be provided by the Contracting Officer, via email to the Company Officer and Principal Investigator identified on the proposal Cover Sheet, after the evaluation process is complete. Generally, this is approximately four months after the close of the Solicitation.

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SBIR Program Extended through September 30, 2011 for All Agencies

Posted on: 06/06/2011

On June 1, 2011, the President signed S. 1082 into law (Public Law 112-17), providing for an additional temporary extension of SBIR and STTR programs through September 30, 2011. Also extended by PL 112-17 was the Commercialization Pilot Program. The law also provided for an additional temporary extension of authorization of other programs under the Small Business Act and Small Business Investment Act of 1958 through July 31, 2011. Further details on Congressional actions for S. 1082 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/.

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The DHS S&T Directorate Announces its FY11.1 SBIR Phase I Awards

Posted on: 05/23/2011

The DHS S&T Directorate received 90 proposals in response to six topics published in the DHS SBIR-2011.1 solicitation which closed on January 6, 2011. Awards can be viewed at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov or by clicking on the Awards link to the left. Click on the FY11.1 Phase I and/or FY11.1 Phase I Abstracts links.

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Closes its FY12.2 Solicitation

Posted on: 07/05/2012

The DHS S&T SBIR FY12.2 Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2012.2, closed on July 3, 2012. No Further information about this competition will be available until the review process is complete. Selection decisions will be provided by the Contracting Officer, via email to the Company Officer and Principal Investigator identified on the proposal Cover Sheet, after the evaluation process is complete. Generally, this is approximately four months after the close of the Solicitation.

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SBIR Program Extended through January 31, 2011 for All Agencies

Posted on: 03/30/2011

On September 30, 2010, the President signed S.3839 into law (Public Law 111-251), providing for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes. With this action, the SBIR (and STTR) Programs for all agencies are extended through January 31, 2011. Further details on Congressional actions for S.3839 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/.

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY13.1 Solicitation, HSHQDC-13-R-00009

Posted on: 12/20/2012

DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY13.1 solicitation, HSHQDC-13-R-00009, was released on December 20, 2012.

Proposals are being sought in the following five topic areas:

H-SB013.1-001: Radio Frequency (RF) Sensing of Personnel in Wooded Areas
H-SB013.1-002: Hybrid Analysis Mapping (HAM)
H-SB013.1-003: Burn-Saver Device
H-SB013.1-004: GPS Disruption Detection and Localization
H-SB013.1-005: Quick Disconnect Cables for Utility Power Distribution Systems

During the period December 4, 2012 through December 19, 2012, proposers had an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from December 20, 2012 through January 23, 2013 for reasons of competitive fairness. However, proposers may submit written questions to stsbir.proposals@hq.dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact.

Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

The FY13.1 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov. Search on HSHQDC-13-R-00009 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov

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DHS S&T Announces its FY16.1 Phase I Awardees

Posted on: 05/12/2016

The DHS Science & Technology (S&T) SBIR Program Office awarded 31 Phase I contracts under the FY16.1 Solicitation. DHS S&T SBIR received 181 proposals in response to 10 topics published in the HSHQDC-16-R-00012 solicitation which closed on January 20, 2016. Click here to view the DHS S&T SBIR FY16.1 Phase I Awards and Abstracts!

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2015 Tibbetts Award Winners

Posted on: 06/26/2015

The 2015 Tibbetts Awards ceremony was held on June 15, 2015 at the White House Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Winners were selected based on the economic impact of their technological innovation, and the extent to which that innovation served federal R&D needs, encouraged diverse participation, and increased the commercialization of federal research. Six individuals, three organizations, and 23 companies received awards; one of these recipients is an awardee of a DHS SBIR contract: FarSounder, Inc.

Congratulations to all awardees!

Follow this link for a press release with a listing of all 2015 awardees: SBA.gov

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Closes its FY13.1 Solicitation

Posted on: 01/23/2013

The DHS S&T SBIR FY13.1 Solicitation, HSHQDC-13-R-00009, closed on January 23, 2013. No Further information about this competition will be available until the review process is complete. Selection decisions will be provided by the Contracting Officer, via email to the Company Officer and Principal Investigator identified on the proposal Cover Sheet, after the evaluation process is complete. Generally, this is approximately four months after the close of the Solicitation.

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY12.1 Pre-Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2012.1

Posted on: 10/25/2011

DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY12.1 pre-solicitation, DHS SBIR-2012.1, was released on October 25, 2011.

During the period October 25, 2011 through November 15, 2011, proposers have an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from November 16, 2011 through January 5, 2012 for reasons of competitive fairness. However, proposers may submit written questions to STSBIR.PROPOSALS@dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from November 16, 2011 through January 5, 2012, 2:00 p.m., ET. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following six topic areas:

H-SB012.1-001: Non-freezing Portable Vehicle Wash Tunnels
H-SB012.1-002: Moving Target Defense
H-SB012.1-003: Safe Standoff Detection of Bulk Explosives on a Person
H-SB012.1-004: Firearms and Ammunition Test Equipment
H-SB012.1-005: Capability for the Tracking of Any and Every Person within a Security Perimeter
H-SB012.1-006: Swarm Robotic Sensing Platform for Search and Rescue

The FY12.1 Solicitation, and all amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov/. Search on DHSSBIR-2012-1 in the Keyword/Solicitation # field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to STSBIR.PROGRAM@dhs.gov.

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY13.2 Pre-Solicitation, HSHQDC-13-R-00032

Posted on: 04/01/2013

The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY13.2 pre-solicitation, HSHQDC-13-R-00032, was released on April 2, 2012.

During the period April 2, 2013 through April 17, 2013, proposers have an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from April 18, 2013 through May 22, 2013 for reasons of competitive fairness.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from April 18, 2013 through May 22, 2013, 2:00 p.m., ET. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following eight topic areas:
H-SB013.2-001: Bulk Currency Vapor Detection in Confined Spaces
H-SB013.2-002: Software Based Roots of Trust for Enhanced Mobile Device Security
H-SB013.2-003: Lost Person Locator for First Responders
H-SB013.2-004: Structural Collapse Prediction Technology
H-SB013.2-005: Commodity Goods Counterfeit Detection
H-SB013.2-006: Management of Mass Casualty Triage
H-SB013.2-007: Affordable Non-Destructive Anomaly Detection for Perceived Hollow Spaces
H-SB013.2-008: Pre-Shot Sniper Detection in Urban Environments

The FY13.2 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov. Search on HSHQDC-13-R-00032 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to stsbir.program@dhs.gov

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY11.1 Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2011.1

Posted on: 03/30/2011

DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY11.1 solicitation, DHS SBIR-2011.1, was released on November 18, 2010.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from November 18, 2010 - January 6, 2011, 2:00 p.m., EST.

Proposals are being sought in the following six topic areas:

H-SB011.1-001: Small Vessel Cooperative Identification and Tracking (SVCT) and Noncooperative Vessel Imaging and Tracking (NVIT) Technologies
H-SB011.1-002: Preparation of Environmental Samples for Biological Detection
H-SB011.1-003: Public Safety Broadband Mobile Application for Mission Critical Voice
H-SB011.1-004: Monolithic, Electronically and Widely Tunable Semiconductor-Based Infrared Laser Sources
H-SB011.1-005: Mitigation of Contact Lens, Eye Surgery, Pupil Dilation, and Other Challenges on Iris Recognition
H-SB011.1-006: Improved Firefighter Face Piece Lenses for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

During the period November 2, 2010 through November 17, 2010, proposers had an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from November 18, 2010 - January 6, 2011 for reasons of competitive fairness. However, proposers may submit written questions to STSBIR.PROPOSALS@dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact.

Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated.

Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

The FY11.1 Solicitation, and all amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov/. Search on DHSSBIR-2011-1 in the Keyword/Solicitation # field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to STSBIR.PROGRAM@dhs.gov.

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The DHS S&T Directorate Announces its FY10.2 SBIR Phase I Awards

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS S&T Directorate received 125 proposals in response to nine topics published in the DHS SBIR-2010.2 solicitation which closed on June 24, 2010. Awards can be viewed at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov/Awards.asp or by clicking on the Awards link to the left.

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The DHS SBIR Program Released the FY17.1 Solicitation, HSHQDC-17-R-00010

Posted on: 12/20/2016

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's SBIR Program and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO) SBIR Program, FY17.1 Solicitation, HSHQDC-17-R-00010, was released on December 19, 2016.

During the pre-solicitation period from November 30, 2016 through December 14, 2016, Offerors had the opportunity to contact topic authors directly to ask technical questions about specific topics contained in the pre-solicitation. No further direct contact between Offerors and Technical Points of Contact shall occur. However, until 2pm EST on January 5, 2017, Offerors may submit written questions to stsbir.proposals@hq.dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Potential Offerors are prohibited from seeking advice or guidance on its solution approach, or submitting any materials.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from December 19, 2016 through 2:00 pm EST on January 18, 2017. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, Offerors are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modifications, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the Solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in eight (8) topic areas.

The following are the topics for the FY17.1 S&T Directorate's SBIR Program:

  • H-SB017.1-001 - Enhanced Agent Situational Awareness in Dismounted, Low Light/Adverse Conditions
  • H-SB017.1-003 - Do Not Spoof Services for Modern Telephony
  • H-SB017.1-004 - Identity Verification & Validation for Mobile Networks Authentication Enhancement
  • H-SB016.1-005 - Blockchain Applications for Homeland Security Missions
  • H-SB017.1-006 - Wearable Chemical Sensor Badge
  • H-SB017.1-007 - Over-the-air Authentication Technology for Messaging via Emergency Alerts


The following are the topics for the FY17.1 DNDO SBIR Program:
  • H-SB017.1-008 - Accelerated Crystal-Size Scale-Up Development of Thallium-based, High Efficiency, Dual or Tri-Mode Elpasolite Scintillator
  • H-SB017.1-009 - Unattended Radiation Detection System


The FY17.1 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at : https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/OCPO/DHS-OCPO/HSHQDC-17-R-00010/listing.html

For general questions about the S&T Directorate's SBIR Program, please contact stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov. For general questions about the DNDO SBIR Program, please contact dndo.sbir@hq.dhs.gov

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NCET2-SBA SBIR/STTR Webinar Series 2014

Posted on: 01/16/2015

Co-organized between National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Every 4th Wednesday of the month from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

About the SBIR/STTR Webinar Series
This free monthly webinar series will explore topics relevant to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs. It will also discuss how researchers and small businesses can use this funding source. The series will begin with an overview of the program and its implementation at the participating agencies. On some webinars, winners of the prestigious Tibbetts Award who have successfully brought their SBIR/STTR technologies to market will share their stories and tips on how they progressed from SBIR/STTR seed funding to commercialization. The series also will include several webinars highlighting how large corporations can partner with SBIR/STTR awardees to integrate SBIR funded technologies into their supply chain. Other relevant and interesting topics pertaining to the SBIR/STTR program will also be discussed throughout the series.

Who should participate in the webinar?
These free webinars are open to anyone interested in how universities and industry can seek funding for their innovative research and commercialization efforts. This can include small business enterprises, entrepreneurs, university chief research officers, directors of economic development, corporate business development directors and academic liaisons, university professors and corporate researchers.

The webinar series is FREE but registration is required.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Click on the links below to watch the videos of previous sessions (only past webinars are linked)



For questions or more information, please email support@ncet2.org

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY12.2 Pre-Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2012.2

Posted on: 05/11/2012

The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY12.2 pre-solicitation, DHS SBIR-2012.2, was released on May 3, 2012. Amendment 1 was released on May 7, 2012.

During the period May 3, 2012 through May 16, 2012, proposers have an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from May 17, 2012 through June 19, 2012 for reasons of competitive fairness.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from May 17, 2012 through July 3, 2012, 2:00 p.m., ET. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following five topic areas:
H-SB012.2-001: Solid State Storage Investigative Tools for Law Enforcement
H-SB012.2-002: Automated Threat Recognition (ATR) Algorithms using Standardized Image File Formats
H-SB012.2-003: Objective, Quantitative Image Quality Measurements and Metrics for Screener Imaging Technologies
H-SB012.2-004:Hardening for Commercially Available Hand Held Computing and Communications Devices for First Responders
H-SB012.2-005: Next Generation Textiles for Multi-Threat Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The FY12.2 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov. Search on DHSSBIR-2012-2 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to stsbir.program@dhs.gov.

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SBIR Program Extended through November 18, 2011 for All Agencies

Posted on: 10/13/2011

On October 5, 2011, the President signed H.R. 2608 into law (Public Law 112-36), keeping the federal government funded through November 18. This law also continues the SBIR program through November 18, 2011. Also continued by PL 112-36 are the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) and the Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP). Further details on Congressional actions for H.R. 2608 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/.

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STTR proposals will not be sought in FY11

Posted on: 03/29/2011

DHS will not seek proposals under the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program in FY11, as the annual DHS Science and Technology Directorate's extramural budget for research or research and development (R/R&D) is less than $1 billion, the minimum amount required to administer an STTR program.

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Emerging Opportunity: DHS Science & Technology Urban Operational Experimentation

Posted on: 12/19/2014

In FY 2015, the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate is expanding its Operational Experimentation (OpEx) program to create a forum where end-users can evaluate emerging technologies in realistic scenarios in an operational urban setting (Urban OpEx). The Department's National Urban Security Technology Lab (NUSTL), which is part of the First Responders Group (FRG), and the Research and Development Partnerships (RDP) Group, will host the first event in the New York City area in June 2015. This event will focus on emerging technologies with application within the First Responder community. The exercise will allow real first responders the ability to observe and/or utilize emerging technologies in realistic scenarios and allow direct feedback to developers on how well the technologies meet their mission requirements and fit into concepts of operations. Currently, only Government developed technologies are anticipated to be demonstrated, but the potential exists for privately developed technologies to be included as well. If it is determined that such technologies be included, a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) will be issued which will contain evaluation criteria and any agreement needed to further evaluate technology.

A Request for Information (RFI), solicitation number RFI-15-04, was publicly released soliciting information on six capability gaps that address challenges faced by the United States' first responder community. Companies, educational institutions, laboratories and other organizations are invited to submit information on their products.

Submissions should address one or more of the following capability gaps for law enforcement personnel, emergency management agencies, and public safety providers:

  • Situational Awareness
  • Communications
  • Command Control and Coordination
  • Responder Health, Safety and Performance
  • Logistics and resource management
  • Casualty Management
This is a Request for Information (RFI) only, as defined in FAR 15.201(c) and 5.205(c). Responses should be focused on the technology areas identified and must be Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 or above.

All information received will be treated as public knowledge. Therefore, do not submit proprietary information in response to this RFI.

Details of this RFI, including submission instructions, can be found by searching RFI-15-04 on https://www.fbo.gov/, or by clicking here: Emerging Technologies for First Responders' Capability Gaps, RFI-15-04

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Interactive Map feature deployed

Posted on: 02/14/2012

On February 9th DHS S&T SBIR launched an interactive map on the SBIR portal highlighting statistics by state. The map illustrates statistics of Phase I and Phase II awards made by DHS S&T SBIR. By hovering over any US state or territories, the user gets a quick snapshot of the number of Phase I and Phase II awards. When the user clicks to select a state, the following is displayed by solicitation:

  • # of Phase I Submissions
  • # of Phase I Awards
  • Phase I Contract Value
  • # of Phase II Awards
  • Phase II Contract Value

The map can be found by clicking on Statistics by State under the Award section from the left hand menu. Here is the direct link to this feature: Award Map.

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Welcome to the New SBIR-BAA Website

Posted on: 04/04/2011

Thank you for your patience while we transitioned our electronic system. Please explore the website and the new layout.

If you have questions about the DHS SBIR Program, please contact the SBIR Program at stsbir.program@dhs.gov. If you are having problems navigating the website or have questions regarding the website, please contact the Help Desk at dhssbir@reisys.com. You may also want to review the frequently asked questions and our responses on the Helpdesk FAQs page.

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The Best in SBIR 2011 - Nominations Sought for the Tibbetts Awards and the SBIR Hall of Fame Awards

Posted on: 03/30/2011

Tibbetts Awards: The prestigious Tibbetts Awards are back! Named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the SBIR program, the Tibbetts Awards are presented to small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR and STTR programs. Anyone can nominate a company or individual for the Tibbetts Awards and self-nominations will be accepted. The nomination period closes on December 15, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST. See http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/sbir/tibbetts/index.html for detailed information.

SBIR Hall of Fame: SBA announced the first annual SBIR Hall of Fame Awards. These awards will be made to firms with a long period of extraordinary success of research, innovation, and commercialization within the SBIR program. Anyone can nominate a company for the SBIR Hall of Fame Award, however self-nominations are not allowed. In addition, a company may not apply for both a Tibbetts Award and a Hall of Fame Award in the same year. The nomination period closes on December 15, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EST. See http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/sbir/halloffame/index.html for detailed information.

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CCR Will be Migrating to SAM Over the Coming Months

Posted on: 06/01/2012

The Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database will be migrating to the System for Award Management (SAM) over the coming months. All interfaces with CCR will change. SAM is combining eight federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system. It is being deployed in phases, beginning with the "Entity Management" capability and the Exclusions portion of the "Performance Information" capability. Currently, this first phase is scheduled to be available at the end of July 2012. Please see https://www.sam.gov for additional information. (Note: a problem with this website's security certificate may occur depending on your browser. If you are comfortable in doing so, click on "Continue to this website (not recommended)" to get additional information about SAM.)

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Request for Quotations for the DHS SBIR Program Commercialization Assistance Program Released

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The Request for Quotations (RFQ) for the DHS SBIR program's Commercialization Assistance Program was released in GSA eBuy on October 7 , 2010. The due date for quotes is October 28, 2010.

Interested qualified companies are encouraged to review the RFQ and submit their quotations.

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The DHS SBIR Program Released a FY17.1 Pre-Solicitation Notification

Posted on: 12/05/2016

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's SBIR Program and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO) SBIR Program, FY17.1 pre-solicitation notification, HSHQDC-FY17-SBIR-PreSolicitation, was released on November 30, 2016.

During the pre-solicitation period, November 30, 2016 - December 14, 2016, Offerors have the opportunity to contact topic authors by email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Research Topic Descriptions (Appendix A). No further direct contact between Offerors and Technical Points of Contact shall occur after 5:00 pm ET on December 14, 2016. However, after 5:00 pm ET on December 14, 2016, Offerors may submit written questions to stsbir.proposals@hq.dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Potential Offerors are prohibited from seeking advice or guidance on its solution approach or submitting any materials.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from December 15, 2016 through the end of the submission period as indicated in the official DHS SBIR solicitation to be published on or about December 15, 2016. Anticipate a submission deadline on or about January 18, 2017. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission Web site at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline shall be firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission Web site will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the Web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of Web site inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, Offerors are responsible for submitting proposals and any modifications or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the Solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following 9 topic areas:

The following are the topics for the FY17.1 S&T Directorate's SBIR Program:

  • H-SB017.1-001 - Enhanced Agent Situational Awareness in Dismounted, Low Light/Adverse Conditions
  • H-SB017.1-002 - Video Analytics for Homeland Security Missions
  • H-SB017.1-003 - Do Not Spoof Services for Modern Telephony
  • H-SB017.1-004 - Identity Verification & Validation for Mobile Networks Authentication Enhancement
  • H-SB016.1-005 - Blockchain Applications for Homeland Security Missions
  • H-SB017.1-006 - Wearable Chemical Sensor Badge
  • H-SB017.1-007 - Over-the-air Authentication Technology for Messaging via Emergency Alerts


The following are the topics for the FY17.1 DNDO SBIR Program:
  • H-SB017.1-008 - Accelerated Crystal-Size Scale-Up Development of Thallium-based, High Efficiency, Dual or Tri-Mode Elpasolite Scintillator
  • H-SB017.1-009 - Unattended Radiation Detection System


The FY17.1 Pre-Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov; search on HSHQDC-FY17-SBIR-PreSolicitation in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field. For general questions about the S&T Directorate's SBIR Program, please contact stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov. For general questions about the DNDO SBIR Program, please contact dndo.sbir@hq.dhs.gov.

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DHS Announces CRPP SBIR Awards

Posted on: 10/06/2014

The DHS Science and Technology (S&T) SBIR Program Office has made 5 contract awards under the Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CRPP). The purpose of CRPP is to address issues involved in transitioning new product to the open market:

  • Technology Maturation
  • Business Maturation
  • End-User Product Knowledge

Click here to view CRPP awards!

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DHS Announces its FY14.2 SBIR Phase I Awards

Posted on: 08/29/2014

The DHS Science and Technology (S&T) SBIR Program Office awarded 19 Phase I contracts under the FY14.2 Solicitation. Eighty-eight proposals were received in response to 6 topics published in the HSHQDC-14-R-00035 solicitation which closed on May 21, 2014. Click here to view the FY14.2 Phase I Awards and Abstracts!

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2014 Tibbetts Award Winners

Posted on: 06/20/2014

The 2014 Tibbetts Awards were held on June 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR and STTR programs. Four of the 25 awardees are winners of DHS SBIR contracts:

  • Mainstream Engineering Corporation
  • Geocent, LLC
  • Robotic Research, LLC
  • Inrad Optics


Congratulations to all 25 awardees!

Follow this link for a press release with a listing of all 2014 awardees: SBA.gov

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY13.2 Solicitation, HSHQDC-13-R-00032

Posted on: 04/18/2013

DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY13.2 solicitation, HSHQDC-13-R-00032, was released on April 18, 2013.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from April 18, 2013 through May 22, 2013, 2:00 p.m., ET.

Proposals are being sought in the following eight topic areas:
H-SB013.2-001: Bulk Currency Vapor Detection in Confined Spaces
H-SB013.2-002: Software Based Roots of Trust for Enhanced Mobile Device Security
H-SB013.2-003: Lost Person Locator for First Responders
H-SB013.2-004: Structural Collapse Prediction Technology
H-SB013.2-005: Commodity Goods Counterfeit Detection
H-SB013.2-006: Management of Mass Casualty Triage
H-SB013.2-007: Affordable Non-Destructive Anomaly Detection for Perceived Hollow Spaces
H-SB013.2-008: Pre-Shot Sniper Detection in Urban Environments

During the period April 2, 2013 through April 17, 2013, proposers had an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from April 18, 2013 through May 22, 2013 for reasons of competitive fairness. However, proposers may submit written questions to STSBIR.PROPOSALS@dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact.

Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

The FY13.2 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov. Search on HSHQDC-13-R-00032 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to stsbir.program@hq.dhs.gov

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Innovative Small Businesses Receive Tibbetts Award

Posted on: 05/03/2012

On April 24, 2012 eighteen small businesses and six individuals were honored by SBA in Washington, D.C., for the critical role they play in research and development for the government and for their success in driving innovation and creating new jobs.

The Tibbetts Awards, given by the U.S. Small Business Administration, honor outstanding small businesses and individuals who participate in the SBA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Two past participants in SBIR who represent the very best of the 30-plus-year SBIR program were named to the second SBIR Hall of Fame class.

"Creating an economy built to last requires redoubling our commitment to supporting innovative entrepreneurs like those we honor with Tibbetts Awards," said Karen Mills, SBA administrator. "In particular, our two 2012 Hall of Famers started small, but their growth has powered our economy for years. Their stories illustrate the promise of the new generation of innovative entrepreneurs and remind us all how central the success of one high growth small business can be to our competitiveness as a nation."

The Tibbetts Awards, named after Roland Tibbetts, who was instrumental in developing the SBIR program, are presented to companies and individuals from all over the United States who are beacons of promise and models of excellence in high technology.

Tibbetts award winners are selected based on the economic impact of their technological innovation, and on whether they have met federal research and development needs, encouraged diverse participation in technological innovation, and increased the commercialization of federal research.

Two types of Tibbetts Awards exist: awards for businesses that have participated in the SBIR award programs, and awards for individuals who have supported the SBIR Program but who have not received economic assistance from the program.

Another category, created last year, is the SBIR Hall of Fame Awards, which recognize companies with a long period of extraordinary success of research, innovation, and commercialization within the SBIR program.

Companies

Company City, ST
Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. Roseville, MN
Axion BioSystems, Inc. Atlanta, GA
BioStrategies, LC State University, AR
Bridger Photonics, Inc. Bozeman, MT
CHI Systems, Inc. Ft. Washington, PA
FHC, Inc. Bowdoin, ME
Nanoparticle BioChem, Inc. Columbia, MO
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation Essington, PA
Primordial St. Paul, MN
RMD, Inc. Watertown, MA
San Diego Composites, Inc. San Diego, CA
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. Columbia, SC
Separation Design Group, LLC Waynesburg, PA;
Stottler Henke Associates, Inc. San Mateo, CA
Systems Technology, Inc. Hawthorne, CA
The Design Knowledge Company Fairborn, OH
TRX Systems Greenbelt, MD
Vida Health Communications, Inc. Cambridge, MA


Individuals
Name Company City, ST
Clara Asmail NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Gaithersburg, MD
Roy Keller LA Business & Technology Center Baton Rouge, LA
Ronald Marchessault, Jr. General Dynamics Information Technology Silver Spring, MD
Elizabeth Pyne U.S. Navy Crane, IN
Christine Villa BRTRC Fairfax, VA
John Waszczak John Waszczak & Associates, LLC Tucson, AZ


Hall of Fame
Company City, ST
Genzyme Corporation Cambridge, MA
Sensors Unlimited Goodrich Corp. Princeton, NJ


For more information about SBIR, please visit SBA's extensive Web site at http://www.sba.gov/content/small-business-innovation-research-program-sbir-0

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The DHS S&T Directorate Announces its FY13.1 SBIR Phase I Awards

Posted on: 04/26/2013

The DHS S&T Directorate received 64 proposals in response to five topics published in the HSHQDC-13-R-00009 solicitation which closed on January 23, 2013. Awards can be viewed at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov or by clicking on the Awards Statistics by Solicitation link to the left. Click on the FY13.1 Phase I and/or FY13.1 Phase I Abstracts links.

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY13.1 Pre-Solicitation, HSHQDC-13-R-00009

Posted on: 12/05/2012

The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY13.1 pre-solicitation, HSHQDC-13-R-00009, was released on December 4, 2012.

During the period December 4, 2012 through December 19, 2012, proposers have an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from December 20, 2012 through January 23, 2013 for reasons of competitive fairness.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from December 20, 2012 through January 23, 2013, 2:00 p.m., ET. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following five topic areas:

H-SB013.1-001: Radio Frequency (RF) Sensing of Personnel in Wooded Areas
H-SB013.1-002: Hybrid Analysis Mapping (HAM)
H-SB013.1-003: Burn-Saver Device
H-SB013.1-004: GPS Disruption Detection and Localization
H-SB013.1-005: Quick Disconnect Cables for Utility Power Distribution Systems

The FY13.1 Solicitation, and any amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov. Search on HSHQDC-13-R-00009 in the Keyword/Solicitation Number field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to stsbir.program@dhs.gov

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2013 Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Now Accepting Nominations: Extended Deadline

Posted on: 02/04/2013

Nominations for 2013 SBIR Tibbetts and Hall of Fame have been extended to 5 PM EST on February 7, 2013!

You still have time to get your nominations in! For more information please visit : http://tibbetts2013.challenge.gov/ (Tibbetts Awards - companies and individuals) and http://sbirhof2013.challenge.gov/ (Hall of Fame Awards).

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for awards honoring the critical economic role small businesses play in federally funded research and development through SBA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Two awards will be given: the "Hall of Fame" award recognizing companies that have an extended period of extraordinary success of research, innovation, and product commercialization; and another, the "Tibbetts Award" with two categories, one for companies that have participated in the SBIR/STTR programs, and another for individuals who advocate on behalf of the programs.

The Tibbetts Awards are named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the SBIR program. Anyone can nominate a company or individual for the Tibbetts Awards and self-nominations will be accepted.

The third annual SBIR Hall of Fame Awards will be made to firms with a long period of extraordinary success of research, innovation, and commercialization within the SBIR program. Anyone can nominate a company for the SBIR Hall of Fame Award, however self-nominations are not allowed. In addition, a company may not apply for both a Tibbetts Award and a Hall of Fame Award in the same year.

Nominations for both awards opened December 17, 2012 and will close 5 PM EST on January 31, 2013. Awards will be presented in Washington, DC, in May 2013. To submit a nomination, please visit http://tibbetts2013.challenge.gov (Tibbetts Awards - companies and individuals) and http://sbirhof2013.challenge.gov (Hall of Fame Awards).

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DHS SBIR Program closes it's FY14.1 Solicitation

Posted on: 01/22/2014

The DHS S&T SBIR FY14.1 Solicitation, HSHQDC-14-R-00005, closed on January 22, 2014. No Further information about this competition will be available until the review process is complete. Selection decisions will be provided by the Contracting Officer, via email to the Company Point of Contact and Principal Investigator identified on the proposal Cover Sheet, after the evaluation process is complete. Generally, this is approximately four months after the close of the Solicitation.

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Joint Agency SBIR Federal Opportunity Announcement in Robotics Technology Development and Deployment

Posted on: 03/30/2011

A joint-agency SBIR Phase I Federal Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in robotics was released on 14 September 2010. The joint agency FOA is part of the Small Business Administration's recently announced SBIR 2.0's shared best practices initiative. This initiative encourages agencies to issue joint solicitations to work together to streamline topics for applicants and address areas of national priorities. NIH, DARPA, NSF, USDA, and DHS are participating in the joint SBIR Phase I FOA which closes on December 20,2010. The earliest submission date is November 20, 2010.

The FOA features more than 50 topics to which small businesses can respond. DHS' interests include: technologies to remotely or robotically access, diagnose, and render safe IEDs; robotics to survey captured tunnels for forensic collection and mitigation activities; and robotics to inspect existing subterranean infrastructures.

Additional information about the joint-agency FOA, PAR-10-279, including instructions to submit applications, can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-279.html.

Some Points of Emphasis for Interested Applicants

  • Letters of intent are due by November 20,2010. Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains assists agency staff with estimating the potential review workload and planning the review. When submitting your letter of intent (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-279.html), please submit a cover letter indicating which participating agency your application is most applicable/appropriate to for consideration.
  • Applicants may not simultaneously submit identical/essentially identical applications under both this funding opportunity and any other federal funding opportunity, including each participating agencies' general SBIR and STTR solicitations.
  • It can take four weeks or more to complete the required registrations in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Grants.gov, and the NIH eRA Commons. Applications are due on December 20, 2010. Refer to Section III.1 for instructions (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-279.html). Start early!
  • Applicants to the SBIR joint agency funding opportunity announcement (FOA) who may not be familiar with the Grants.gov standard forms (SF424 R&D)) might find the following information helpful. An annotated SF424 (R&R) form set is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/electronicreceipt/files/small_bus_annotated app_form.pdf. Not only does it indicate which fields are required, but it also provides tips, suggestions, and instructions about completing the forms. One particular item to note is that although these forms are standardized for federal-wide use and include fields that are required by all agencies, there is one additional field that is mandatory for NIH submissions (including submissions to this joint agency FOA) and that is the "credential" field on the Senior/Key Person Profile. All applicants MUST provide the Principal Investigator's eRA Commons Username in this field or the application will be rejected.

 

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The DHS S&T Directorate Announces its FY13.2 SBIR Phase I Awards

Posted on: 09/12/2013

The DHS S&T Directorate received 184 proposals in response to eight topics published in the HSHQDC-13-R-00032 solicitation which closed on May 22, 2013. Awards can be viewed at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov or by clicking on the Awards Statistics by Solicitation link to the left. Click on the FY13.2 Phase I and/or FY13.2 Phase I Abstracts links.

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Department of Homeland Security Seeks to Develop Stand-alone, Mobile Potable Water Treatment Systems for Sustained Response and Recovery

Posted on: 12/08/2011

On November 22, 2011, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Commercialization Office, in partnership with the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency and stakeholders across the country, released a Commercial Applications Requirements Document (CARD) seeking solutions to provide capabilities for mobile water treatment systems that can provide potable water during sustained response and recovery efforts. S&T worked with the emergency response and recovery communities to identify the need for independently-powered mobile water treatment systems that can produce potable water for communities dealing with damaged water, power and transportation infrastructure as a result of a significant disaster event. It is conservatively estimated that over 1,500 such units are needed to address capability requirements for emergency management agencies at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels. The specific requirements for the proposed product or system would include: ergonomic portability, a self-contained and self-sufficient power source, and the ability to produce 30,000 gallons of fresh, potable water each day. Complete details can be found in the http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/s&t_water_purification_card_nov_2011.pdf.

S&T will evaluate solutions proposed by the private sector under the System Efficacy through Commercialization Utilization Relevance and Evaluation (SECURE) program. The release of the Mobile Water Purification CARD represents the evolution of SECURE from a pilot to a fully operational program.

SECURE is a unique public-private partnership where S&T provides detailed requirements to the private sector to encourage the development of a fully deployable product or service that meets those needs. S&T then assesses operational performance of the product or service proposed through third-party testing and evaluation. Products and services that demonstrate through operational test and evaluation that their system's proposed functionality meets or exceeds requirements will have the opportunity to receive SECURE certification.

More information about the SECURE program can be found at http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1211996620526.shtm#3.

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Closed - White Paper and Proposal Submissions for Funding Opportunities for Research on Innovative Oil Spill Technology

Posted on: 04/13/2011

The Interagency Alternative Technology Assessment Program (IATAP) stopped accepting new white papers in support of the Deepwater Horizon Response by closing Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) HSCG32-10-R-R00019 on 30 September 2010. See https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a7a590f6e3990f3bbe0af54badb664bb&tab=core&_cview=1 for further information.

Proposals to the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Rapid Response Research (RAPID) mechanism to help with the oil spill response were to have been submitted on or before September 30, 2010.

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DHS S&T SBIR Will Not Be Releasing a Second Solicitation in FY2015

Posted on: 05/28/2015

DHS S&T will not be releasing a second solicitation this fiscal year seeking Phase I proposals. Historically since 2004, the DHS S&T SBIR Program Office has solicited Phase I proposals two times each fiscal year, typically in December and April. Beginning in FY15, Phase I proposals will be solicited one time per year. (The FY15.1 solicitation was released in December 2014 and is no longer open for Phase I proposal submissions.)

In lieu of a second Phase I solicitation, under a planned multi-year trial pilot program, the DHS S&T SBIR Program Office will be utilizing more of its allocated SBIR funds toward Phase II projects that have the potential to solve the important needs of the homeland security enterprise.

Per authority granted by Congress, agencies may: fund one additional, sequential Phase II award to continue the work of an SBIR Phase II awardee's initial Phase II award; offer special SBIR awards, such as Phase IIB awards that supplement or extend Phase II awards; make awards to a small business concern that has received a Phase I award from another agency; and may issue Phase II awards for testing and evaluation of products, services, or technologies for use in technical or weapons systems.

In implementing its multi-year trial pilot program, referred to as OATS (Other Agency Technology Solutions), the DHS S&T SBIR Program Office will adhere to the Phase II award size guidelines described in the Small Business Administration's SBIR Policy Directive.

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DHS Announces its FY15.1 Phase I Awards

Posted on: 06/08/2015

The DHS SBIR Program Office, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's SBIR Program and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO) SBIR Program, awarded 27 Phase I contracts under the FY15.1 Solicitation. 120 proposals were received in response to 9 topics published in the HSHQDC-15-R-00017 solicitation which closed on January 21, 2015. Click here to view the FY15.1 Phase I Awards and Abstracts!

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Statement from SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet on Roland Tibbetts, Father of the SBIR/STTR Programs

Posted on: 10/30/2014

WASHINGTON-"It saddens me, and the SBA community, to hear of the death on Monday of Roland Tibbetts, widely acknowledged as the father of today's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Mr. Tibbetts' legacy and accomplishments are some of the most important in the world of high-growth, technology-driven small business. The SBIR and STTR programs together have awarded approximately $40 billion through 150,000 grants across almost every field of endeavor-advancing the frontiers of human knowledge, our national competitiveness and economic vitality.

In 1977, Mr. Tibbetts initiated a bold experimental project for the support of the small business community with early-stage financial support for high-risk technologies with commercial promise. In 1982, based in part on the success of this program, Congress created the SBIR program which other agencies adopted after the passing of the Small Business Innovation Development Act.

Honoring that bold and smart thinking, each year SBA celebrates the very best of the SBIR program with the Tibbetts Awards. The awards honor outstanding small businesses and individuals who participate in the SBIR and STTR programs and recognize those individuals, organizations, firms or projects that made a visible technological impact on the socio-economic front and exemplify the very best in SBIR achievements. Award winners are selected based on the economic impact of their technological innovation, and the extent to which that innovation served federal R&D needs, encouraged diverse participation, and increased the commercialization of federal research.

Through his innovation, Mr. Tibbetts has touched millions of lives around the globe over the last three plus decades. In the world of innovation and research surrounding small businesses, he was truly one of a kind."

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY11.1 Pre-Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2011.1

Posted on: 12/11/2015

The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY11.1 pre-solicitation, DHS SBIR-2011.1, was released on November 2, 2010.

During the period November 2, 2010 through November 17, 2010, proposers have an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from November 18, 2010 - January 6, 2011 for reasons of competitive fairness.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from November 18, 2010 - January 6, 2011, 2:00 p.m., EST. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

Proposals are being sought in the following six topic areas:

H-SB011.1-001: Small Vessel Cooperative Identification and Tracking Technologies
H-SB011.1-002: Preparation of Environmental Samples for Biological Detection
H-SB011.1-003: Public Safety Broadband Mobile Application for Mission Critical Voice
H-SB011.1-004: Monolithic, Electronically and Widely Tunable Semiconductor-Based Infrared Laser Sources
H-SB011.1-005: Mitigation of Contact Lens, Eye Surgery, Pupil Dilation, and Other Challenges on Iris Recognition
H-SB011.1-006: Improved Firefighter Face Piece Lenses for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

The FY11.1 Solicitation, and all amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov/. Search on DHSSBIR-2011-1 in the Keyword/Solicitation # field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to STSBIR.PROGRAM@dhs.gov.

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DHS S&T Seeks Participation in the National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology

Posted on: 01/16/2015

The National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology is a series of online and in-person discussions designed to get people talking about how to innovate solutions for the Nation's homeland security challenges.

Who's Talking
Operational users, technologists, entrepreneurs, and the general public.

Why We're Talking

  • Operational users can clarify capability gaps and provide input on the usefulness of technology that is currently available.
  • Industry & academia can obtain a better understanding of operational capability gaps and market opportunities, become better connected, and expand partnerships.
  • Government organizations can take advantage of a new window of opportunity to collaborate, plan ahead, and expand networks.
  • Citizens can provide insight and ideas on how solutions can best support the pace of daily life.

What We're Talking About
Issues including sensors, wearable technologies for responders, multi-directional situational awareness and decision making, cybersecurity, screening, and community resilience (or, start a discussion on a topic of your own).

You Should Talk, Too!
Join us virtually through the S&T Collaboration Community and National Conversation webinars, or in person at roundtables, townhall meetings, and workshops.


Go to http://scitech.dhs.gov for more information!

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SBIR Program Extended through December 16, 2011 for All Agencies

Posted on: 11/22/2011

On November 18, 2011, the President signed H.R. 2112 into law (Public Law 112-184). This law continues the SBIR program through December 16, 2011. Also continued by Public Law 112-184 are the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program and the Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP). H.R. 2112, referred to as the "minibus", contains three of the twelve annual appropriations bills: Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, and Transportation-HUD, and includes a continuing resolution that funds the remaining government operations through December 16, 2011. Further details on H.R. 2112 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/.

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STTR proposals will not be sought in 2012

Posted on: 10/13/2011

DHS will not seek proposals under the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program in FY12, as the annual DHS Science and Technology Directorate's extramural budget for research or research and development (R/R&D) is less than $1 billion, the minimum amount required to administer an STTR program.

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SBIR Program Extended through September 30, 2010 for All Agencies

Posted on: 03/30/2011

On July 30, 2010, the President signed H.R. 5849 into law (Public Law 111-214), providing for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes. With this action, the SBIR (and STTR) Programs for all agencies other than DOD are extended through September 30, 2010. As part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, the DOD's SBIR, STTR and CPP programs were extended "as is" through September 30, 2010. Further details on Congressional actions for H.R. 5849 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/.

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US Small Business Administration Seeks Applications for the Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (FAST)

Posted on: 06/13/2012

Program Announcement FAST-2012-R-0006 was posted on grants.gov on June 5, 2012 by the Small Business Administration seeking applications for the Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (FAST). Eligible applicants must be a public or private entity, organization, or individual. Applicants must use funding awarded under this Announcement to enhance technological development by small business concerns within a single or multiple states and provide outreach, financial support, and/or technical assistance to technology based small business concerns participating in, or interested in participating in, the Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program. In addition, applicants must be endorsed by the appropriate state governor or his/her authorized designee as the only approved applicant from that state. The application period will be from June 5, 2012 thru July 9, 2012. For further information, contact FAST@sba.gov. This grant opportunity can be viewed here: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=JxTkPXFL31nBwmNJsd8q5CGJw6NsslpvpJ9jfHQq76ZBpMy2dgr3!-1255049606?oppId=174316&mode=VIEW

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Three Companies Inducted into SBIR Hall of Fame

Posted on: 05/17/2013

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) honored eighteen high-tech small businesses and three individuals in Washington, D.C., for the critical role they play in research and development for the government and for their success in driving innovation and creating new jobs.

The Tibbetts Awards, given by SBA, honor outstanding small businesses and individuals who participate in the SBA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. In addition, three past participants in SBIR who represent the very best of the 30-plus-year SBIR program were named to the third annual SBIR Hall of Fame class.

"The people who power our economy, make our industries more globally competitive and create new jobs are the outstanding and innovative entrepreneurs like those we honor with Tibbetts Awards," said Karen Mills, SBA administrator. "In particular, our three 2013 Hall of Fame inductees illustrate how innovative entrepreneurs can continue to show strong economic growth and technical innovation, reminding us all how central the success of high growth small business can be to making our country more globally competitive."

Two types of Tibbetts Awards exist: awards for businesses that have participated in the SBIR award program, and awards for individuals who have supported the SBIR Program but who have not received economic assistance from the program.

Another category, created last year, is the SBIR Hall of Fame Awards, which recognize companies with a long period of extraordinary success of research, innovation, and commercialization within the SBIR program.

Companies

Company City, ST
Accuray, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Cambridge, MA
Beacon Interactive Systems, LLC Cambridge, MA
CPSI Biotech Owego, NY
Design Interactive, Inc. Oviedo, FL
Ecovative Design, LLC Green Island, NY
GS Engineering, Inc. Houghton, MI
Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC Blacksburg, VA
Institute of Disabilities Research and Training (IDRT), Inc. Wheaton, MD
Kutta Radios, Inc. Phoenix, AZ
MBF Bioscience Williston, VT
Modular Robotics Boulder, CO
Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC Portland, ME
Orono Spectral Solutions, Inc. Bangor, ME
Protochips, Inc. Raleigh, NC
Syntonics, LLC Columbia, MD
Tier1 Performance Solutions, LLC Covington, KY
Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC San Diego, CA


Individuals
Name Company City, ST
Richard Flake Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/XPP) Baton Rouge, LA
Joe Hennessey, Ph.D. NSF SBIR/STTR Senior Advisor Arlington, VA
Tizoc Loza Northrop Grumman Corporation Falls Church, VA


Hall of Fame
Company City, ST
Aerovironment, Inc. Monrovia, CA
Autonomous Technologies Corporation Orlando, FL
Biogen-Idec Weston, MA


For more information about SBIR, please visit SBA's extensive Web site at http://www.sba.gov/content/small-business-innovation-research-program-sbir-0

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Funding Opportunities for Research on Innovative Oil Spill Technology

Posted on: 03/30/2011

Organizations with viable technologies or possible innovations to address the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, should be aware of the following funding opportunities:

* Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) HSCG32-10-R-R00019, released by the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center on June 4, 2010 and posted on the FedBizOpps website at: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a7a590f6e3990f3bbe0af54badb664bb&tab=core&_cview=1. White papers will be accepted from offerors for one year from the initial FedBizOpps posting of the BAA unless amended by the Government.

* The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Rapid Response Research (RAPID) mechanism. Further detail on using RAPID to ensure that all resources and possible innovations are available to help with the oil spill response can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/. Proposals must be submitted on or before September 30, 2010.

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SBIR Program Extended through July 31, 2010 for All Agencies except DOD

Posted on: 03/30/2011

On Friday, April, 30, 2010, the President signed S. 3253 into law (Public Law 111-162), providing for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes. With this action, the SBIR (and STTR) Programs for all agencies other than DOD are extended through July 31, 2010. As part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, the DOD's SBIR, STTR and CPP programs were extended "as is" through September 30, 2010. Further details on Congressional actions for S. 3253 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/.

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DHS SBIR Funded Technology Available as Mobile Application

Posted on: 09/17/2015

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) First Responders Group recently released the Lost Person Behavior mobile app that was developed by DHS SBIR awardee dbS Productions, LLC. The Charlottesville, VA based small business received both Phase I and Phase II funding through the SBIR program under topic 13.2-003, Lost Person Locator for First Responders. With support of S&T First Responder Group and Search and Rescue teams around the nation, an app was developed that provides search guidance for over 40 different missing person scenarios.

For more information on the Lost Person Behavior mobile app please visit https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology.

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The DHS S&T Directorate Announces its FY12.1 SBIR Phase I Awards

Posted on: 06/06/2012

The DHS S&T Directorate received 115 proposals in response to six topics published in the DHS SBIR-2012.1 solicitation which closed on January 5, 2012. Awards can be viewed at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov or by clicking on the Awards link (Statistics by State or Statistics by Solicitation) to the left. Click on the FY12.1 Phase I and/or FY12.1 Phase I Abstracts links.

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The DHS S&T Directorate Announces its FY11.2 SBIR Phase I Awards

Posted on: 09/26/2011

The DHS S&T Directorate received 108 proposals in response to six topics published in the DHS SBIR-2011.2 solicitation which closed on June 28, 2011. Awards can be viewed at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov or by clicking on the Awards link to the left. Click on the FY11.2 Phase I and/or FY11.2 Phase I Abstracts links.

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Tibbetts Awards Nominations Open to Receive Nominations

Posted on: 12/22/2011

On December 20, 2011, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the Tibbetts Awards nominations were open to receive nominations. The Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR and the STTR programs. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the SBIR program, and is presented to companies and individuals that promote the goals of the SBIR and STTR programs. There are two types of Tibbetts Awards; awards to any businesses who have participated in the SBIR of the STTR Phase I and II award programs and individuals who have not received assistance but supported the SBIR and STTR programs. Anyone can nominate a company and/or individual for a Tibbetts Award - including self nominations. Details on nomination criteria for the Tibbetts Awards can be obtained from http://tibbetts.challenge.gov.

The SBA also announced the second annual SBIR Hall of Fame Awards, awards made to firms with a long period of extraordinary success of research, innovation, and commercialization within the SBIR and STTR programs. Any individual who owns and operates or who bears principal responsibility for operating a business that received an SBIR Phase I and II award or STTR award may be nominated. For consideration of the SBIR Hall of Fame information can be obtained at http://sbirhof.challenge.gov.

The nominations deadline for both the Tibbetts Awards and the SBIR Hall of Fame is January 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. For additional information on the Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards please contact: Lisa Younger at Lisa.Younger@sba.gov.

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY12.1 Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2012.1

Posted on: 11/16/2011

DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY12.1 solicitation, DHS SBIR-2012.1, was released on November 16, 2011.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from November 16, 2011 through January 5, 2012, 2:00 p.m., ET.

Proposals are being sought in the following six topic areas:

H-SB012.1-001: Non-freezing Portable Vehicle Wash Tunnels
H-SB012.1-002: Moving Target Defense
H-SB012.1-003: Safe Standoff Detection of Bulk Explosives on a Person
H-SB012.1-004: Firearms and Ammunition Test Equipment
H-SB012.1-005: Capability for the Tracking of Any and Every Person within a Security Perimeter
H-SB012.1-006: Swarm Robotic Sensing Platform for Search and Rescue

During the period October 25, 2011 through November 15, 2011, proposers had an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from November 16, 2011 through January 5, 2012 for reasons of competitive fairness. However, proposers may submit written questions to STSBIR.PROPOSALS@dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact.

Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

The FY12.1 Solicitation, and all amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov/. Search on DHSSBIR-2012-1 in the Keyword/Solicitation # field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to STSBIR.PROGRAM@dhs.gov.

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SBA SBIR/STTR Webinar Series 2015

Posted on: 01/16/2015

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a webinar series which will explore topics relevant to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs. It will also discuss how researchers and small businesses can use this funding source. The series will begin with an overview of the program and its implementation at the participating agencies. On some webinars, winners of the prestigious Tibbetts Award who have successfully brought their SBIR/STTR technologies to market will share their stories and tips on how they progressed from SBIR/STTR seed funding to commercialization. The series also will include several webinars highlighting how large corporations can partner with SBIR/STTR awardees to integrate SBIR funded technologies into their supply chain. Other relevant and interesting topics pertaining to the SBIR/STTR program will also be discussed throughout the series.

Who should participate in the webinar?
These free webinars are open to anyone interested in how universities and industry can seek funding for their innovative research and commercialization efforts. This can include small business enterprises, entrepreneurs, university chief research officers, directors of economic development, corporate business development directors and academic liaisons, university professors and corporate researchers.

Details and dates of upcoming webinars coming soon!

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Intellectual Property Webinar Series

Posted on: 07/19/2012

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Technology Transfer (NCET2) has organized a series of webinars on intellectual property directed at small companies focusing on the various issues they need to consider in protecting and commercializing their technologies. Information covered in this series will be particularly helpful for small companies that develop or make use of technologies, designs, or other content; especially if their value would depend on protection (ie from patent, trademark or copyright).

This webinar series is scheduled every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET. Register once for the entire series to access all 8 webinars. Slides and recordings for each IP webinar are posted onto: www.nist.gov/mep/ip-webinar-series.cfm

June 13 - Patents 101 - posted on webpage
Topics: Overview of the patent process with examination of each of the statutory requirements for patentability: useful, novel, non-obvious, enabling, and acceptable patentable subject matter
July 11 - Securing a Patent and AIA Implementation - posted on webpage
Topics: Inventorship, assignee rights, provisional vs non-provisional patents, grace period; Summary of AIA implementation
August 8 - Intellectual Property, non-patented
Topics: Trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights
September 12 - Researcher's Life After Invention Disclosure
Topics: Working with university TTOs, agreements, within the context of AIA
October 10 - Working with a Patent Attorney-Agent and USPTO
Topics: Working with the right TT Officer and law firm, addressing the documents needed for a proper application submission, drafting proper specification, drawings, claims, effective use of interview, understanding a final and non-final rejection
November 14- Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Topics: Post-final rejection, post-grant review, appeal process, inter partes re-exam
December 12 - Protecting IP in Global Markets
Understanding a PCT, international issues on IP procurement, markets and competitors
January 9, 2013 - Picking the Right Global Markets
Topics: To where and how do I export? What programs are out there to help?

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Closes its FY10.2 Solicitation

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS S&T SBIR FY10.2 Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2010.2, closed on June 24, 2010. No Further information about this competition will be available until the review process is complete. Selection decisions will be provided by the Contracting Officer, via email to the Company Officer and Principal Investigator identified on the proposal Cover Sheet, after the evaluation process is complete. Generally, this is approximately four months after the close of the Solicitation.

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SBIR and STTR programs reauthorized through September 30, 2017

Posted on: 01/12/2012

The SBIR and STTR programs have been reauthorized by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 (H.R. 1540) signed into law on December 31, 2011 and became Public Law 112-81. Programs are reauthorized through September 30, 2017.
Further details on H.R. 1540 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/.

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The DHS S&T Directorate Announces its FY10.1 SBIR Phase I Awards

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS S&T Directorate received 146 proposals in response to six topics published in the DHS SBIR-2010.1 solicitation which closed on January 7, 2010. Awards can be viewed at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov/Awards.asp or by clicking on the Awards link to the left.

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DHS S&T uses SBIR, and partnership between Canada and USDA, to Develop a Car Wash that Could Protect Food Supply

Posted on: 04/29/2015

Food safety is a prime concern for the agricultural industry as they transport cattle, swine and other livestock across the country in the hundreds of millions each year. S&T's Chemical Biological Division (CBD), with input from USDA, APHIS, EPA, and Canadian agency partners, are using the DHS S&T SBIR Program to address challenges that arise when decontaminating trucks and tractor-trailers that have carried infected animals.

Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S), a Huntsville, Alabama based company, has received both Phase II and CRPP funding through DHS SBIR topic 12.1-001 to develop the much needed Non-freezing Portable Vehicle Wash Tunnel technology.

IS4S participated in a full scale test in January 2015 which was held at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin with participation from both the United States and Canada.

Read the full DHS S&T Snapshot article to learn more about the IS4S wash tunnel technology and the full scale testing; S&T, Canada, USDA Partner to Develop a Car Wash that Could Protect Food Supply

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The DHS S&T Directorate Announces its FY12.2 SBIR Phase I Awards

Posted on: 09/20/2012

The DHS S&T Directorate received 49 proposals in response to five topics published in the DHS SBIR-2012.2 solicitation which closed on July 3, 2012. Awards can be viewed at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov or by clicking on the Awards Statistics by Solicitation link to the left. Click on the FY12.2 Phase I and/or FY12.2 Phase I Abstracts links.

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Amended Small Business Size Regulations: SBIR Program and STTR Program

Posted on: 01/18/2013

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has amended its regulations governing size and eligibility for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. This rule implements provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. The rule addresses ownership, control and affiliation for participants in the SBIR and STTR programs. This includes participants that are majority-owned by multiple venture capital operating companies, private equity firms or hedge funds. The rule can be found on the Federal Register .

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STTR proposals will not be sought in FY10

Posted on: 03/30/2011

Proposals for the DHS Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program will not be sought in FY10, as the annual DHS agency extramural budget for research or research and development (R/R&D) is less than $1 billion, the minimum amount required to administer an STTR program.

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY10.2 Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2010.2

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY10.2 solicitation, DHS SBIR-2010.2, was released on May 10, 2010. Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from May 11, 2010 - June 24, 2010, 2:00 p.m., EDST. Proposals are being sought in the following nine topic areas:

H-SB010.2-001: Detector for Smuggled Currency
H-SB010.2-002: Next Generation Vacuum Systems for Hand-held Mass Spectrometers
H-SB010.2-003: Large-Scale Network Survivability, Rapid Recovery, and Reconstitution
H-SB010.2-004: Non-Detonable, Non-Hazardous, Low-Cost, Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD) Training Aids for Canines
H-SB010.2-005: Automated Tool for Assessing Usability
H-SB010.2-006: Helmet with Embedded Active Display for Emergency Responders (HEADER)
H-SB010.2-007: Accelerating Deployment of DHS Center of Excellence Research through Advanced Business Practices
H-SB010.2-008: Handheld Multisensor Wand for the Detection of Threat or Illicit Objects on Persons
H-SB010.2-009: Personal Situational Awareness App

During the period April 26, 2010 through May 10, 2010, proposers had an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. No further direct contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from May 11, 2010 through June 24, 2010 for reasons of competitive fairness. However, proposers may submit written questions to STSBIR.PROPOSALS@dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements; any other questions, such as those asking for advice or guidance on solution approach, will not receive a response. General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to STSBIR.PROGRAM@dhs.gov.

Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov by June 24, 2010, 2:00 p.m., EDST. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

The Solicitation, and all amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov/.  Search on DHSSBIR-2010-2 in the Keyword/Solicitation # field.

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The DHS S&T Directorates SBIR Program Pre-Releases its FY10.2 Solicitation DHS SBIR 2010.2

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS S&T Directorate’s SBIR FY10.2 pre-solicitation was released on April 26, 2010.

During the period April 26, 2010 through May 10, 2010, proposers have an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or by email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in this Solicitation. Questions should be limited to specific information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic’s requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit additional material to the Technical Points of Contact. No further direct contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from May 11, 2010 through June 24, 2010 for reasons of competitive fairness.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from May 11, 2010 – June 24, 2010, 2:00 p.m., EST. Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals are being sought in the following nine topic areas:

H-SB010.2-001: Detector for Smuggled Currency
H-SB010.2-002: Next Generation Vacuum Systems for Hand-held Mass Spectrometers
H-SB010.2-003: Large-Scale Network Survivability, Rapid Recovery, and Reconstitution
H-SB010.2-004: Non-Detonable, Non-Hazardous, Low-Cost, Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD) Training Aids for Canines
H-SB010.2-005: Automated Tool for Assessing Usability
H-SB010.2-006: Helmet with Embedded Active Display for Emergency Responders (HEADER)
H-SB010.2-007: Accelerating Deployment of DHS Center of Excellence Research through Advanced Business Practices
H-SB010.2-008: Handheld Multisensor Wand for the Detection of Threat or Illicit Objects on Persons
H-SB010.2-009: Personal Situational Awareness App

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STTR proposals will not be sought in 2013

Posted on: 11/09/2012

DHS will not seek proposals under the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program in FY13, as the annual DHS Science and Technology Directorate's extramural budget for research or research and development (R/R&D) is less than $1 billion, the minimum amount required to administer an STTR program.

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Office of Inspector General online Hotline Investigative Referral Submission Form

Posted on: 03/29/2012

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) is proud to announce the release of its online Hotline Investigative Referral Submission Form. Currently, the Hotline Investigative Referral Submission Form can be accessed via the following URL link http://www.oig.dhs.gov/hotline.php, or by visiting the DHS OIG Public Website at http://www.oig.dhs.gov (click on the red colored "Hotline: Report Corruption, Fraud, Waste or Abuse" banner, then on the "DHS OIG Investigative Referral Submission Form."

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SBIR Program Extended through April 30, 2010 for All Agencies except DOD

Posted on: 03/30/2011

On Friday, January 29, 2010, the President signed H.R. 4508 into law (Public Law 111-136), providing for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes. With this action, the SBIR (and STTR) Programs for all agencies other than DOD are extended through April 30, 2010. As part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, the DOD's SBIR, STTR and CPP programs were extended "as is" through September 30, 2010. Further details on Congressional actions for H.R. 4508 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/.

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Released its FY12.2 Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2012.2

Posted on: 05/17/2012

The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR FY12.2 Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2012.2, was released on May 17, 2012.

Proposals will be accepted via the electronic proposal submission system from May 17, 2012 through July 3, 2012, 2:00 p.m., EDT.

Proposals are being sought in the following five topic areas:
H-SB012.2-001: Solid State Storage Investigative Tools for Law Enforcement
H-SB012.2-002: Automated Threat Recognition (ATR) Algorithms using Standardized Image File Formats
H-SB012.2-003: Objective, Quantitative Image Quality Measurements and Metrics for Screener Imaging Technologies
H-SB012.2-004:Hardening for Commercially Available Hand Held Computing and Communications Devices for First Responders
H-SB012.2-005: Next Generation Textiles for Multi-Threat Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

During the period May 3, 2012 through May 16, 2012, proposers had an opportunity to contact Technical Points of Contact by telephone or email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics contained in the Solicitation. No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from May 17, 2011 through July 3, 2011 for reasons of competitive fairness. However, proposers may submit written questions to STSBIR.PROPOSALS@hq.dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to specific technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements. If information given in response to a question is deemed necessary for the preparation of proposals, that information will be made available via an updated topic description(s). Proposers may not ask for advice or guidance on its solution approach, nor submit material to the Technical Points of Contact.

Proposals must be completely submitted to the DHS submission website at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov by the specified closing time. The Solicitation deadline is firm. Late proposals will not be accepted or evaluated. Proposals received via any other means except the DHS submission website will not be accepted or evaluated. As the closing date draws near, heavy traffic on the web server may cause delays. Plan ahead and leave ample time to prepare and submit your proposal. Proposers bear the risk of website inaccessibility due to heavy usage in the final hours before the Solicitation closing time. In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, proposers are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modification, or revisions, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the Solicitation.

The FY12.2 Solicitation, and all amendments, can be found at https://www.fbo.gov/. Search on DHSSBIR-2012-2 in the Keyword/Solicitation # field.

General questions pertaining to the DHS SBIR Program or the S&T Directorate should be submitted to STSBIR.PROGRAM@hq.dhs.gov.

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Closes its FY10.1 Solicitation

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS S&T SBIR FY10.1 solicitation closed on January 7, 2010. No Phase I contracts will be awarded until all qualified proposals have been evaluated. Selection decisions will be provided to all proposers via email once the evaluation process is complete and after the Phase I awards are made. Generally this is approximately four months of the close of the Solicitation.

The DHS S&T SBIR Program FY10.1 solicitation opened on November, 18, 2009.

Proposals will be accepted from November 18, 2009 - January 4, 2010. The following six topics are included in the FY10.1 solicitation:

H-SB010.1-001 Rechargeable, High Efficient, High Capacity Energy Storage
H-SB010.1-002 Rare Variant Detection Using Next Generation Sequencing Technology
H-SB010.1-003 Precision Information Environments
H-SB010.1-004 Molecular Recognition for Explosives Detection
H-SB010.1-005 Synthetic Biometrics
H-SB010.1-006 GPS Resolution in Denied Location (GRIDLOC)

No further contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact is permitted for reasons of competitive fairness. Proposers may submit written questions to STSBIR.PROPOSALS@dhs.gov. Questions must be limited to technical information related to improving the understanding of a particular topic's requirements; any other questions, such as those asking for advice or guidance on solution approach, will not receive a response.

The deadline for receipt of proposals for the DHS S&T SBIR FY10.1 solicitation is January 4, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. EST. Proposals must be submitted per the instructions in the solicitation. Proposals received by any other means will not be evaluated or considered for award.

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SBIR Program Extended through January 31, 2010 for all Agencies except DOD

Posted on: 03/30/2011

On October 30, 2009, President Obama signed into law (P.L 111-89) an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other programs. As a result, the SBIR Program is extended through January 31, 2010 for all federal agencies participating in the SBIR Program, except for the Department of Defense (DOD). Further details on Congressional actions for S. 1929 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/. As part of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2010, the DOD's SBIR, STTR and CPP programs are extended through September 30, 2010.

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DHS Announces its FY14.1 SBIR Phase I Awards

Posted on: 05/05/2014

The DHS SBIR Program Office, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's SBIR Program and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO) SBIR Program, received 54 proposals in response to seven topics published in the HSHQDC-14-R-00005 solicitation which closed on January 22, 2014. Awards can be viewed at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov and by clicking on the Awards Statistics by Solicitation link to the left. Click on the FY14.1 Phase I and/or FY14.1 Phase I Abstracts links.

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SBIR Program Extended Through October 31, 2009

Posted on: 03/30/2011

On September 30, 2009, President Obama signed into law (P.L. 111-66) an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes. As a result, the SBIR Program is extended through October 31, 2009. Further details on Congressional actions for H.R. 3614 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/.

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5)

Posted on: 03/29/2011

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 appropriated funds for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009 for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local stabilization. Title VI of the Act appropriates funds for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Act did not appropriate supplemental funds for DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. As a result, the DHS S&T SBIR Program will not have its FY10 budget augmented due to the ARRA. Further information about the ARRA and DHS can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/recovery-act

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SBIR Program Extended through September 30, 2009

Posted on: 03/29/2011

On 31 July 2009, President Obama signed into law (P.L. 111-43) a temporary extension of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. "The Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act Temporary Extension" (S. 1513) temporarily reauthorizes SBIR and other small business programs until September 30, 2009.

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SBIR Program Extended Through July 31, 2009

Posted on: 03/30/2011

On March 17, 2009, the United States Senate passed a bill sponsored by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Chair Mary L. Landrieu, D-LA, and Ranking Member Olympia J. Snowe, R-ME) to temporarily extend the Small Business Administration's (SBA) programs through July 31, 2009. The bill was passed without amendment by unanimous consent. Earlier on March 17, H.R. 1541 was passed by the House of Representatives. Specifically, the bill extends the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which would have expired on March 20, 2009. The Senate referred H.R. 1541 to the White House, where the President signed it into law, P.L. 111-10, on March 19.

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DHS S&T SBIR Directorate Announces its FY09.2 SBIR Phase I Awards

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS S&T Directorate received a total of 155 proposals in response to eight topics published in the DHS SBIR-2009.2 solicitation which closed on July 2, 2009. Awards can be viewed at https://www.sbir.dhs.gov/Awards.asp or by clicking on the Awards link to the left.

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Publication of the SBIR and STTR Policy Directives

Posted on: 08/01/2012

Implementing the provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 affecting the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued and listed SBIR and STTR Policy Directives in the "Public Inspection Section" of the Federal Register. The formal publication of the Directives took place on Monday, August 6, 2012.

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Closes its FY12.1 Solicitation

Posted on: 01/12/2012

The DHS S&T SBIR FY12.1 Solicitation, DHS SBIR-2012.1, closed on January 5, 2012. No Further information about this competition will be available until the review process is complete. Selection decisions will be provided by the Contracting Officer, via email to the Company Officer and Principal Investigator identified on the proposal Cover Sheet, after the evaluation process is complete. Generally, this is approximately four months after the close of the Solicitation.

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Closes its FY09.2 Solicitation

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS S&T SBIR FY09.2 solicitation closed on July 2, 2009.  Selection decisions will be provided to offerors via email once the evaluation process is complete.

DHS S&T SBIR opened its FY09.2 solicitation on May 18, 2009. Proposals were accepted from May 18, 2009 - July 2, 2009. The following eight topics were included in the FY09.2 solicitation: H-SB9.2-001, Mobile General Aviation (GA) Aircraft Screener; H-SB9.2-002, Human-Animal Discrimination Capability for Unattended Ground Sensors; H-SB9.2-003, Novel Techniques to Culture Fastidious Bacterial Biological Threat Agents (BTAs) from Limited Forensic Sampling; H-SB9.2-004, Software Testing and Vulnerability Analysis; H-SB9.2-005, Novel Diagnostic Imaging System; H-SB9.2-006, Noise Cancellation for Voice Operated Switch (VOX) Communications; H-SB9.2-007, Enhancing Training Effectiveness through Cognitive State Assessment; and H-SB9.2-008, Wearable Energy to Power and Operate Responder Tools (Wearable EPORT).

No further contact between offerors and Technical Points of Contact is permitted for reasons of competitive fairness.

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The DHS SBIR Program Welcomes Frank Barros

Posted on: 03/30/2011

Frank Barros joined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SBIR Program Office as a Program Analyst on June 21, 2009. Frank will be developing and implementing a commercialization assistance program for companies who have received DHS SBIR awards. Frank comes to DHS from the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technology Innovation Program (formerly the Advanced Technology Program) where he held a position in the Project Management Division. Prior to joining the government in 2002, Frank spent 22 years in investment banking doing debt and equity financing for small companies. Frank also spent 16 years in academia on the faculty at Howard University and as Vice Provost for R&D at American University. Frank can be reached at francis.barros@dhs.gov or at 202-254-6966. Welcome, Frank!

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The DHS S&T Directorate's SBIR Program Office Announces its SBIR Phase I Awards in Response to the Joint Agency Robotics Funding Opportunity (PAR-10-279)

Posted on: 10/13/2011

The DHS S&T Directorate's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Office selected three companies to receive grants in response to the joint-agency Federal Funding Opportunity (FOA) in robotics (PAR-10-279) which closed in December 2010. DHS grants were made to: FiveFocal LLC (Boulder, CO); Nokomis, Inc. (Charleroi, PA); and Sandia Research Corporation (Mesa, AZ). The Phase I six month period of performance ends on March 14, 2012.

Award Number Company and Company Address Period of Performance Award Value Project Title
2011-ST-065-ARP001 Five Focal LLC
P.O. Box 1109
Boulder,CO 80306
September 15, 2011 - March 14, 2012 $100,000 Hybrid Robotic Vision System (HyVis)
Abstract:
Remotely operated robotic vehicles play a vital role in hazardous environments while keeping responding personnel safe. Critical applications supporting homeland security include assessment of suspected explosive emplacements, exploration of cross border tunnels filled with obstacles and traps, and searching indoor or enclosed areas for hostile human threats. While remotely operated robotic platforms undoubtedly keep personnel out of harm's way, the weakest link between the teleoperator and the robot's environment are inadequate and poorly designed vision systems. Currently deployed vision systems are compromised by opposing needs; high resolution imagery is critical for assessment and identification of threats, but within practical size, weight, power and cost constraints cannot have a wide field of view that enables improved situational awareness, obstacle avoidance and navigation. What is needed is a compact, low cost robotic vision system that delivers high resolution imagery simultaneously with panoramic imagery, and an intuitive operator vision interface that improves robotic task efficiency.

FiveFocal proposes to overcome the weaknesses of existing vision systems with a Hybrid Robotic Vision System, HyVis, which includes an innovative optical design that enables digital image synthesis and leverages mass-produced commercial off the shelf (COTS) components to give a 360deg field of view with a 10x zoom channel that can be arbitrarily positioned within the larger field of view. This revolutionary imaging system will improve robotic teleoperator efficiency by providing a visual interface that allows dramatically improved situational awareness; a detailed zoom image is presented within the context of panoramic imagery.

FiveFocal will leverage preliminary data to build a prototype imager and visualization interface, and validate that HyVis will greatly enhance robotic teleoperation by reducing operator workload, improving navigation, and enhancing threat discrimination. The specific aims are 1) show that the preliminary design can be adapted to the operating needs and constraints of typical robotic platforms, 2) demonstrate that a prototype imaging system providing simultaneous high resolution and panoramic imagery can improve teleoperation, and 3) develop a vision interface that reduces operator workload and increases mission efficiency.

The FiveFocal management and R&D team has extensive experience developing vision systems for challenging applications including taking cell phone cameras from concept to mass production, designing military grade visible and IR solutions, as well as a 15 year proven track record of securing financial and commercial partners required to transition new optical technologies into commercial products. While the emphasis of this SBIR is the improvement of robotic teleoperation for explosive/human threat detection and cross border tunnel exploration, FiveFocal ultimately expects to transition this technology to diverse robotic applications in automotive, security, industrial and defense applications.
2011-ST-065-ARP002 Nokomis, Inc.
3105th Street
Caleroi, PA 14022
September 15, 2011 - March 14, 2012 $100,000 An Electronic Bomb Component Diagnostic Tool for Robotic Platforms
Abstract:
U.S. security is increasingly concerned with the threat posed by small non-governmental groups which are capable of and dedicated to inflicting harm on U.S. citizens, their property and their way of life. The weapon of choice for such groups is the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), a threat which has outpaced virtually all other threats in recent years. IEDs have been used on average more than 20 times per day throughout the world in the last decade. The domestic threat posed by these devices is very real; according to David Heyman, the Assistant Secretary of Policy at DHS, "if terrorists initiated an IED campaign in America today, it would paralyze us."

The Congressional Domestic Improvised Explosive Devices Subcommittee has identified ten critical Research Development Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) priorities which must be achieved to counter this very real threat. Nokomis proposes to address two of these priorities - IED diagnostics and Vehicle Borne IED detection - through the integration of a Department of Defense funded unintended emission sensor onto a robotic platform for use by U.S. Bomb Squads. The resulting system will detect and provide detailed information on IED related electronic components within suspected packages and vehicles. This system will further provide critical diagnostic information to facilitate a safe stand-off assessment of routine unattended packages of which more than 2300 have been engaged since 2004.

The proposed effort provides the required development to transition the Advanced Electromagnetic Location of Electronic Devices (AELED) system from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to a Bomb Disposal Robot platform for domestic application. This transition necessitates the following Phase I work: formation of domestic device signatures through laboratory characterization; development of near-field proximity detection to localize devices at close range; and test and evaluation activities on a robotic platform to validate operation.

Nokomis further intends to qualify this sensor system at the conclusion of the Phase I effort in conjunction with DHS through an operational assessment of the technology. Emphasis throughout the effort will be placed on compatibility with existing robot platforms used by bomb squads and versatility in implementation such that this promising technology can be easily proliferated to support U.S. bomb squad operations.
2011-ST-065-ARP003 Sandia Research Corporation
5810 South Sossaman Road - Suite 108
Mesa, AZ 85212
September 15, 2011 - March 14, 2012 $100,000 Subsurface Communications System for Robotics
Abstract:
Underground cross-border tunnels of all sizes and shapes are an increasingly important threat to our National security. Finding cross-border tunnels is a challenging task and once found, an additional challenge is mapping the entire underground tunnel. Manned entry into these dangerous underground environments is a risky endeavor. The use of robotics offers a great improvement over human entry into these tunnels. To function effectively, tunnel robots require a wireless communications link. This proposal describes a research program to successfully develop a flexible and highly adaptable electromagnetic (RF) communications link for underground robotics. The link will be bi-directional and have a range of at least 500 m. What we are proposing in this proposal is an adaptive parametric signal processing scheme where the relationship between data rate, communications range, power, covertness, etc. can be optimized for a given communications link because the underground electromagnetic propagation environments can greatly vary from site to site. By using a software defined radio approach this optimization can be user-adjusted or automatically optimized in the field. We call this method the Parametric Underground Communications System (PUCS). Frequencies will range from several kHz to several MHz. Data rates will be sufficient to transmit slow scan imagery. This effort will implement, test and finally conduct a field demonstration of the PUCS method at a local underground test site.

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DHS S&T SBIR Directorate Announces its 9.1 SBIR Award Selections

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS S&T Directorate received a total of 121 proposals in response to seven topics published in the DHS SBIR-2009-1 solicitation which closed on January 9, 2009. Awards can be viewed at https://sbir.dhs.gov/Awards.asp or by clicking on the Awards button.

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DHS S&T Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) Announces Funding Opportunity

Posted on: 04/24/2012

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate's Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for research related to CMAS, as referenced in the 2012 DHS S&T Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA).

The CMAS RDT&E Program enables and enhances the national capability to deliver geographic-targeted alert messages to mobile devices that elicit the intended public response. Per the WARN Act, S&T is looking for academic institutions, private sector organizations, government laboratories, and other entities to perform RDT&E activities that address geographic-targeting and public response performance gaps. These RDT&E activities will improve the functionality of CMAS both by reaching crucial recipients with CMAS alerts and by enabling CMAS alert recipients to act in a way that increases individual and collective safety and security.

More information about this funding opportunity, including links to the LRBAA, application, research areas of strategic interest, submission requirements and processes, and evaluation criteria can be found on Grants.gov: http://1.usa.gov/HFpUPR. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to submit white papers through the LRBAA system by May 24.

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SBIR 2.0 - Innovative Improvements Supporting Innovative Entrepreneurs

Posted on: 03/29/2011

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the SBIR program will undergo a series of improvements in the coming months. The improvements will make the program more entrepreneur-friendly and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the overall program. SBIR 2.0 improvements will include: simplification and streamlining; shared best practices; and better performance management. Additional information about SBIR 2.0 can be found on the SBA website at http://www.sba.gov/sbir2/.

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DHS S&T Directorate Announces its 8.2 SBIR Award Selections

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS S&T Directorate received a total of 80 proposals in response to four topics published in the DHSSBIRFY082 solicitation which closed on July 8, 2008. Awards can be viewed at https://sbir.dhs.gov/Awards.asp or by clicking on the Awards button.

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Closes its FY09.1 Solicitation Deadline

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS S&T SBIR FY09.1 solicitation closed on January 9, 2009.

The deadline for receipt of proposals for the DHS S&T SBIR FY09.1 solicitation has been extended to January 9, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

DHS S&T SBIR opened its FY09.1 solicitation on October 29, 2008. The pre-solicitation is available through November 11, 2008. During the period from October 29, 2008 through November 11, 2008, proposers have the opportunity to contact the Technical Point of Contact for each technical topic by telephone or by email to ask technical questions about specific technical topics. The full solicitation will be released on November 12, 2008. Proposals will be accepted from November 12, 2008 - January 5, 2009. No further direct contact between proposers and Technical Points of Contact shall occur from November 12, 2008 through January 5, 2009 for reasons of competitive fairness. The following topics are included in the FY09.1 solicitation: H-SB09.1-001, Low-Cost and Rapid DNA-based Biometric Device; H-SB09.1-002, Submillimeter-wave Vector Measurements for Explosive Materials; H-SB09.1-003, Non Antibody-Based, Selective and Rapid Protein Analysis for Detection of Viruses and Bacteria in Environmental Samples; H-SB09.1-004, Decision Analytic Approaches for CBRN Terrorism Risk Assessment; H-SB09.1-005, Hard Drive Unlocking; H-SB09.1-006, Highly Scalable Identity Management Tools; and H-SB09.1-007, Autonomous (or alternative) In-Liquid Survey Vehicle.

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Vinny Schaper Departs DHS

Posted on: 03/30/2011

Vinny Schaper's last day as the DHS SBIR Program Director was December 31, 2008. Since April 2007, Vinny served as the DHS SBIR Program Director, but he is best known for his years of service (1988 - 2004) as the Navy's SBIR Program Manager. His expertise was valued at DHS and he will be missed. Vinny will continue contributing to the small business community in another capacity. Lisa Sobolewski will serve as the DHS SBIR Program Director.

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Federal SBIR Program Extended Until March 20, 2009

Posted on: 03/30/2011

On September 11, 2008, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has informed agencies of recent legislative developments affecting the authorization of the SBIR Program, originally set to expire September 30, 2008. SBA determined that P.L. 110-235 (signed into law on May 25, 2008), temporarily extends through March 20, 2009, all programs authorized under the Small Business Act and Small Business Investment Act of 1958. As a result, agencies' responsibilities for the SBIR Program will continue uninterrupted until March 20, 2009.

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SBA Updates the SBIR and STTR Policy Directives Effective January 8, 2014

Posted on: 02/03/2014

On August 6, 2012, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) amended its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Policy Directives, to implement the provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 which contained the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011. In response to the public comment that the SBA received on these final directives, and to make several minor clarifying changes to ensure that the SBIR participants clearly understand certain program requirements, the SBA publised updates in the Federal Register to both directives on January 8, 2014. Changes became effective on January 8, 2014.

To date, the SBA has not published newer versions of the complete Policy Directives which incorporate all changes.

The January 8, 2014 updates for the SBIR Policy Directive can be found at https://federalregister.gov/a/2013-31374. To view the August 6, 2012 final SBIR Policy Directive go to https://federalregister.gov/a/2012-18119

The January 8, 2014 updates for the STTR Policy Directive can be found at https://federalregister.gov/a/2013-31376. To view the August 6, 2012 final STTR Policy Directive go to https://federalregister.gov/a/2012-18120

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Receives 80 Proposals in Response to its 8.2 SBIR Solicitation

Posted on: 03/30/2011

DHS S&T SBIR received a total of 80 proposals in response to its second solicitation of FY08 which closed on July 8, 2008. The proposals were submitted against the following topics: H-SB08.2-001, Engineered Building Materials; H-SB08.2-002, Innovative Educational Environments to Develop the Necessary Intellectual Basis for a National DHS S&T Workforce; H-SB08.2-003, High Sequencing DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Sequencing for Environmental Sample Biological Threat Detection, Identification, and Support for Attribution; and H-SB08.2-004, Telecommunications Linking System.

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DHS Announces its 7.2 SBIR award selections for the S&T Directorate

Posted on: 03/30/2011

DHS SBIR received a total of 184 proposals in response to the 7.2 Solicitation with 46 proposals submitted to topic 001: Spectroscopic Methods for Explosives Detection with 3 selections for award, 28 proposals submitted to topic 002: Detection of Human Targets in Open Water with 3 selections for award, 16 proposals to topic 003: Optimizing Remote Capture of Biometrics for Screening Processes with 3 selections for award, 37 proposals to topic 004: Responder - Wireless Body Area Network with 3 selections for award, 14 proposals submitted to topic 005: Secure and Reliable Wireless Communication for Control Systems with 3 selections for award, 26 proposals submitted to topic 006: Robust Algorithm Development for Multidimensional Chemical... with 3 selections for award, and 17 proposals submitted to topic 007: Neutron and Photon Generators for Advanced Special Nuclear Material (SNM) Interrogation and Verification Systems (DNDO) with 5 selections for award.

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DHS S&T SBIR Program Announces its 8.1 SBIR Phase I Award Selections

Posted on: 03/30/2011

DHS S&T SBIR received a total of 187 proposals in response to five topics published in the DHSSBIRFY081 solicitation which closed on February 4, 2008.

Topic Number Topic Area Number of Submissions Number of Phase I Selections
H-SB008.1-001 Assess Ability to Use Eye Tracking and Pupil Dilation to Determine Intent to Deceive 17 2
H-SB008.1-002 Miniature Chem/Bio/Explosive Sensors 64 3
H-SB008.1-003 Mapping of Long-Term Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Impacts 32 3
H-SB008.1-004 Trace Explosives Sampling for Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosives Device (VBIED) 17 3
H-SB008.1-005 Smart Sensor System 57 3

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STTR proposals will not be sought in FY08

Posted on: 03/30/2011

Proposals for the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program will not be sought in FY08, as the annual DHS agency extramural budgets for research or research and development (R/R&D) is less than $1 billion, the minimum amount required to administer an STTR program.

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DHS announces its 6.1 SBIR/STTR award selections - August 10, 2006

Posted on: 03/30/2011

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DHS announces its 6.2 SBIR/STTR award selections for the S&T Directorate and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO)

Posted on: 03/30/2011

Twenty-six small business firms from fourteen states received approximately $3 million in technology contracts across five technology areas.

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DHS SBIR/STTR has opened its 6.1 solicitation

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The FY06 SBIR funding level will be approximately $30M this fiscal year, an increase from the FY05 funding level of just under $23M. This increase will allow us to conduct research in several more topical areas than last year and implement the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The additional funding will also be useful as HSARPA begins a technology assistance program which can provide either technical assistance or commercialization support to the small businesses who gain DHS SBIR awards.

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DHS SBIR Announces 5.2 Awards

Posted on: 03/30/2011

The DHS SBIR program greatly appreciates your support of the program and the innovative solutions to helping secure our homeland. Again, as in previous solicitations, the 05.2 solicitation had a great deal of interest from the small business community. The evaluation process has been completed; 208 proposals were reviewed and evaluated and 30 projects were recommended for funding. Please refer to the 05.2 award listings for the selected DHS SBIR small business concerns currently under contract negotiation.

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DHS SBIR re-opens the 5.2 Solicitation-Hurricane Katrina:

Posted on: 03/30/2011

HSARPA is reopening the SBIR FY05.2 solicitation because of the impact caused by Hurricane Katrina. We recognize some small businesses may have been unable to provide a proposal as planned due to the need to evacuate or from the damage caused by the extremely severe weather. No other changes, other than the opening and closing dates, have been made to the solicitation.

Solicitation 5.2

15 September 2005 Deadline for Receipt of Proposals at 4pm ET

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DHS SBIR released the FY 5.2 HSARPA SBIR Program Solicitation with the following program schedule:

Posted on: 03/30/2011

29 June 2005
Pre-Release Opens

29 July 2005
Full-Solicitation Opens

29 July ? 15 September 2005
Full-Solicitation Proposals Accepted

15 September 2005
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals at 4pm ET

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Encouraging Innovation in Manufacturing

Posted on: 03/30/2011

On February 24, 2004 Executive Order 13329 was issued for Federal agencies with SBIR programs and STTR programs, to properly and effectively assist the private sector in it's manufacturing of innovation efforts. Small Businesses are encouraged to propose manufacturing-related technologies.

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Important Message to new Small Business Concern (SBC)

Posted on: 04/05/2011

All firms must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to a contract award. For information regarding registration, call 1-888-227-2423 or visit www.ccr.gov

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HSARPA SBIR Contractors

Posted on: 03/30/2011

HSARPA SBIR contractors can now submit monthly and final reports and invoices electronically via the website. To do so please click on the Proposal/Award Administration link on the left hand menu.

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New SBIR.gov Helps Small Businesses Easily Find Solicitations, Awards

Posted on: 09/20/2011

The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) has launched its newly revamped website aimed at helping small businesses connect with federal agencies. Focused on the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR), the new site is located at www.sbir.gov. Among other enhancements, the new site features a comprehensive awards and solicitations database, a robust site search engine, user-friendly design, and useful new content. The site is geared toward helping guide small businesses that are part of or may become part of the SBIR program.

Streamlined Solicitations and Awards, Plus Detailed Award Profiles
The new SBIR.gov features a single database of all awards and solicitations, allowing visitors to search solicitations and awards across all 11 participating agencies. In addition to locating everything in one place, the new database allows visitors to filter awards and solicitations by multiple criteria, including agency, year, phase, program, state, and company. "The new website connects innovative small businesses with R&D grants across all participating agencies," said Sean Greene, Associate Administrator for Investment for the Small Business Administration. "Small businesses can now find opportunities and awards information quickly and easily, so they can spend more time growing their business and less time dealing with bureaucracy."
Furthermore, the new SBIR.gov also allows visitors to view detailed information for companies that have won awards. This includes the number and amount of awards they have received as well as in-depth descriptions of each award. "The new SBIR.gov will give visitors an improved way to interact with the programs and the participating agencies," said Greene. "With better access to the resources available, small businesses can become better informed and involved."

Designed to Help Innovative Small Businesses Connect with Government Agencies SBIR.gov is designed to help small businesses connect with agencies as part of the SBIR and STTR Programs. With expanded features including an event calendar announcing agency-hosted events, a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions, and an updated list of SBIR success stories, the new site aims to inform, enlighten, and engage small businesses that are interested in innovative technology and doing business with the public sector.

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