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PARTNERING WITH AFRL
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Air Force Small Business Innovation Research
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was established by Congress to fund research and development (R&D) by small businesses of 500 or fewer employees. Eleven federal agencies participate in the program, including the Department of Defense.
The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program was established to fund cooperative R&D projects with small businesses and non-profit U.S. research institutions, such as universities. Five federal agencies participate, including the Department of Defense. Both programs focus on projects and services with the potential to develop into a product for military or commercial sectors.
DoD Defense Innovation Market Place
The DoD Defense Innovation Market Place is the nexus of all Air Force calls for proposals and grants. For example, the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program funds teams of investigators that include more than one traditional science and engineering discipline in order to accelerate the research progress. Notable examples include self-assembled materials (SAM), microcontact printing and advances in fully optical data control and switching.
AFRL’s Innovation Hubs (linked below) are physically located near AFRL operating locations and assist AFRL with Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology Transfer.
The Air Force Technology Transfer (T2) Program was created to ensure Air Force science and engineering activities are transferred or intentionally shared with state and local governments, academia and industry. The exchange of knowledge, expertise, equipment, and testing facilities leverages the Department of Defense (DoD) research and development investment.