Interested in learning how SBIR/STTR programs work, how to engage with DoD to leverage funds for small businesses and more? Join DAU’s Spring Small Business Series Webinar featuring Defense SBIR/STTR Program leadership, Susan Celis, Director, Defense SBIR/STTR Program Office, and Matthew Williams, Director, OSD Transitions SBIR/STTR Technology (OTST) Program, Technology Portfolio Manager on Feb. 15, from 1-3pm EST.
This webinar will provide an overview of the Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs are Congressionally authorized small business set-asides established to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy and maintain technological superiority and military readiness. The DoD program encompasses participation from 14 DoD Services and Components, with a combined annual budget of nearly $2 billion.
In addition, participants learn about the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Transitions SBIR/STTR Technologies “OTST” Program, focused on accelerating SBIR technology incorporation and transition into Programs of Record through shared SBIR and Program investment. OTST assists sponsoring programs in identifying SBIR Phase II Technologies that have a high potential of transition and encourages the Sponsoring Programs to Data Mine (Reach Back) for SBIR technologies to transition, which helps to bridge the valley of death.