DARPA Modernizes Small Business Innovation Research Program

Pilot program to increase award opportunities and maximize the impact of SBIR and STTR funding (3/1/19)


To keep pace with discovery in science and technology worldwide, DARPA now intends to release SBIR/STTR opportunities on an out-of-cycle basis, separate from the three pre-determined announcements traditionally issued directly through the Department of Defense (DoD). The change is expected to reduce the overall time from opportunity announcement to contract award.

DARPA will also seek to identify SBIR/STTR Phase II awardees with a compelling go-to-market strategy for participation in a newly created commercialization accelerator. The DARPA accelerator will provide additional funding to employ one entrepreneur-in-residence or business development lead who will offer the awardee direct support for activities including, but not limited to, customer engagement planning, market analysis and mapping, competitive analysis, techno-economic analysis, IP securement strategy development, and financial plan creation.

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Full details regarding DARPA’s SBIR/STTR programs and associated Broad Agency Announcements are available at:


See the Presolicitation on Federal Business Opportunity (FBO):