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NOTICE: Change In Terminology From Solicitation to BAA
A major change in terminology (not practice) will take place starting August 26, 2016 with the DoD's 16.3 SBIR and 16.C STTR. What was previously known as a "Solicitation" will now become a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or simply "Announcement".

This change DOES NOT denote any change in the competitive SBIR/STTR process. [read more...]


USPTO to Host SBIR Intellectual Property Webinars
The USPTO is delighted to announce the release of the third installment of the quarterly Intellectual Property educational webinars (IPEW) for SBIR/STTR small businesses, presented live on Nov 7 - Nov 16, 2016.

These 90-minute webinars have been designed specifically to address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR/STTR program. [read more...]


DoD Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) FY-2016.3 SBIR
Opened September 26, 2016   Closes October 26, 2016 6:00am ET
Total 4

Direct to Phase II
The DoD issued its 2016.3 BAA SBIR pre-release on August 26, 2016, which opened to receive proposals on September 26, 2016, and closes October 26, 2016 at 6:00am ET.

This BAA is inclusive of 4 phase I topics from 3 of the Navy's SYSCOMS, and 2 Direct to Phase II topics from 2 of the Navy's SYSCOMS.

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Direct to Phase II (DP2) is a new pilot implementation by the DON to make an award to a small business concern (SBC) under Phase II of the SBIR program with respect to a project, without regard to whether the SBC was provided an award under Phase I of an SBIR program with respect to such project. Complete DP2 details are available here

During the BAA period, communication between small businesses and topic authors is highly encouraged. During the Pre-Release period, 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 BAA topic.
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Complete BAA instructions and forms are available on the DoD SBIR/STTR web site at

Previous Navy SBIR/STTR solicitations are available at


Posting of Navy FY-2016.B STTR Selections
In order to keep small businesses informed about the Navy's 16.B STTR proposal selection status, the Navy posts a list of SBIR/STTR "Selectees" as they are chosen (see Browse Phase I Selections in the box on the 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 16_STTR_B-selections.html page to receive email notifications of updates to the list.

Schedule of Navy SBIR/STTR Solicitations / BAA
Starting with the SBIR 16.3 and STTR 16.C, SBIR/STTR funding opportunities will change from Solicitations to Broad Agency Announcements (BAA).

ProgramRelease DatesOpensCloses
DoD SBIR 2016.111 Dec 201511 Jan 201617 Feb 2016
DoD STTR 2016.A11 Dec 201511 Jan 201617 Feb 2016
DoD SBIR 2016.222 Apr 201623 May 201622 Jun 2016
DoD STTR 2016.B22 Apr 201623 May 201622 Jun 2016
Solicitation becomes Broad Agency Announcement
DoD SBIR 2016.326 Aug 201626 Sep 201626 Oct 2016
DoD STTR 2016.C26 Aug 201626 Sep 201626 Oct 2016
FY-2017 BAA Schedule
DoD SBIR 2017.130 Nov 201610 Jan 20178 Feb 2017
DoD STTR 2017.A30 Nov 201610 Jan 20178 Feb 2017
DoD SBIR 2017.25 Apr 20179 May 20177 Jun 2017
DoD STTR 2017.B5 Apr 20179 May 20177 Jun 2017
DoD SBIR 2017.325 Jul 201722 Aug 201720 Sept 2017
DoD STTR 2017.C25 Jul 201722 Aug 201720 Sept 2017


News from the Navy FST Conference
The Navy held its 2016 Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST) May 16-18, 2016 at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

The FST conference featured many successful SBIR/STTR small businesses who utilized the event to display their SBIR/STTR funded technologies to warfighters, government acquisition and technical personnel, large primes, system integrators, and other potential partners/collaborators.

Here are some video highlights from this exciting event.

For additional details on the Navy's FST conferences, visit


Authorities to Transform SBIR Opportunities
Three major authorities have been issued that should transform SBIR/STTR opportunities for entrepreneurs, industry, and the government acquisition community. They are:
  1. Better Buying Power 3.0 (BBP 3.0) – a fundamental DoD acquisition policy statement that creates important new on-ramps for small business in general and SBIR/STTR in particular. Procedures and processes to implement this broad policy statement are forthcoming. More information is on the BBP 3.0 web site at
  2. DoD Instruction 5000.02 (DoDI 5000.02) – a formal prescription, for the first time, of DoD acquisition goals and tracking/reporting requirements for SBIR/STTR in alignment with BBP 3.0.
  3. Tapping Into Small Business in a Big Way – a memo from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley that provides SBIR/STTR implementation guidance to the DON’s acquisition community, with a focus on increased use of Phase III contracts to improve SBIR/STTR commercialization (i.e., deployment) outcomes and help acquisition management meet cost, schedule and performance goals.


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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Current BAA
SBIR FY-2016.3
*STTR FY-2016.C

Release:  26 Aug 2016
Opens:    26 Sep 2016
Closes:    26 Oct 2016

* No Navy STTR Topics

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