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National SBIR/STTR Fall Conference
This year's fall National SBIR Conference takes place November 11 - 13 in Austin, TX. The National SBIR Conferences are the most important SBIR/STTR conferences of the year for new and intermediate small businesses wanting to learn and/or become more proficient in competing for the more than $2 Billion in R&D funding for small businesses.

In addition to the eleven SBIR agencies participating at the conference, the Navy will have SBIR representatives from NAVAIR, NAVSEA and ONR who will be available for one-on-one sessions with you. One-on-one appointments fill up quickly so register soon in order to get yours. Complete conference information is available at


DoD FY-2014.3 SBIR
Opened September 22, 2014   Closes October 22, 2014 6:00am
Total 5
The DoD issued its 2014.3 SBIR pre-release on August 21, 2014, which opens to receive proposals on September 22, 2014, and closes October 22, 2014 at 6:00am EST.

The solicitation is inclusive of 5 topics from 2 of the Navy's SYSCOMS.

During the Pre-Release period (August 21 through September 21, 2014) communication between small businesses and topic authors is highly encouraged. You may talk directly with topic authors to ask technical questions about the topics. Their names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are listed within each solicitation topic.

For reasons of competitive fairness, direct communication between proposers and topic authors is not allowed after September 21, 2014, when the DoD is accepting proposals for the solicitation.

However, proposers may still submit written questions about solicitation topics through the SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS). In SITIS the questioner and respondent are anonymous and all questions and answers are posted electronically for general viewing until the solicitation closes. All proposers are advised to monitor SITIS during the Open solicitation period for questions and answers and other significant information relevant to their SBIR/STTR topics of interest.

Complete solicitation instructions and forms are available on the DoD SBIR/STTR web site at A DoD wide topic search engine is available at

Note: The DoD has also released its 2014.B STTR solicitation that opens September 22, 2014 and closes October 22, 2014. The Navy has no topics in this 14.B STTR solicitation. The STTR solicitation is available on the DoD STTR Solicitation page.


New SBIR/STTR Phase III Guidebook Released
This important publication provides Phase III Guidance for Program Managers and Deputy Program Managers, Procuring and Administrative Contracting Officers, and Small Business Professionals on Using the SBIR/STTR Phase III Vehicle to Realize Mission Objectives, Program Requirements and Small Business Goals [click here for brief background]

The SBIR/STTR Phase III Guidebook can be downloaded here or on its icon on the right side of this page.


Schedule of Navy FY-2014 SBIR/STTR solicitations
The Navy SBIR/STTR solicitations are released as part of the DoD SBIR/STTR solicitation process. On average, the DoD releases 3 SBIR solicitations per fiscal year, and 2 STTR solicitations. The Navy participates in all 3 SBIR solicitations, and generally 1 STTR solicitation per year.

ProgramRelease DatesOpensCloses
DoD SBIR 2014.120 Nov 201320 Dec 201322 Jan 2014
DoD STTR 2014.A3 Feb 2014 5 Mar 2014 9 Apr 2014
DoD SBIR 2014.223 Apr 201423 May 20425 Jun 2014
DoD SBIR 2014.321 Aug  201422 Sep 201422 Oct 2014
DoD STTR 2014.B21 Aug  201422 Sep 201422 Oct 2014


Navy Opportunity Forum 2014
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Posting of Navy FY-2014.2 SBIR Selections Begins
In order to keep small businesses informed about a solicitation's proposal selection status, the Navy posts lists of SBIR/STTR "Selectees" as they are chosen (see Browse Phase I Selections in the box on the upper right). A selectee is a company selected for "further consideration", meaning that the proposal is of interest, but the final decision and contract negotiation is not complete. Being listed as a selectee on this web site is NOT a notification of contract award.

The list of selections is an ongoing process that may take several months to complete. You can register on the 14.2 SBIR Selections page to receive email notifications of updates to the list.


DoD FY-2014.2 SBIR
Opened May 23, 2014   Closed June 25, 2014 6:00am
ONR 14
Total 42
The DoD issued its 2014.2 SBIR pre-release on April 23, 2014, which opened to receive proposals on May 23, 2014, and closed June 25, 2014 at 6:00am EST.

The solicitation was inclusive of 42 topics from 4 of the Navy's SYSCOMS.

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A DoD wide topic search engine is available at

SBIR University Opportunity
The purpose of this notice is to announce the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) intention to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the SBIR University, to provide the draft solicitation for comment, and to announce the anticipated Industry Day. [read more...]


Opened March 5, 2014   Closed April 9, 2014 6:00am
ONR 17
The DoD issued its 2014A STTR pre-release on February 3, 2014, which opened to receive proposals on March 5, 2014, and closed April 9, 2014 at 6:00am EST.

The solicitation was inclusive of 25 topics from the Navy's SYSCOMS.


DoD FY-2014.1 SBIR
Opened December 20, 2013   Closed January 22, 2014 6:00am
ONR 21
Total 82
The DoD issued its 2014.1 SBIR pre-release on November 20, 2013, which opened to receive proposals on December 20, 2013, and closed January 22, 2014 at 6:00am EST.

The solicitation was inclusive of 82 topics from 7 of the Navy's SYSCOMS.

Complete solicitation instructions and forms are available on the DoD SBIR/STTR web site at

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A DoD wide topic search engine is available at

Navy Office of Small Business Programs
The Department of the Navy's (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) promotes acquisition opportunities where small business can best support the needs and mission of the U.S. Navy.

The OSBP strives to support our Sailors and Marines by providing them with the systems, innovation, products and tools necessary to enable them to accomplish their mission and return home safely.

The Navy OSBP web site will provide you with information and links to find opportunities for small businesses to compete for providing products and services to the Navy and Marine Corps.

The OSBP web site is located at:


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SBIR FY-2014.3

Release:  21 Aug 2014
Opens:    22 Sep 2014
Closes:    22 Oct 2014

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