The Department of Defense has released its DOD 2010.2 SBIR solicitation. There are over 400 topics in this solicitation. Not every DOD Component participates in every SBIR solicitation; the participating Components in this DOD solicitation are:
The military is looking for very specific solutions to their problems, but if you have the capabilities to solve their problems, not only could you receive up to $850,000 for Phase I and Phase II SBIR funding, you are positioned to possibly receive additional follow-on funding.
Proposals are due June 23rd at 6:00 AM, but you only have until May 19th to contact the topic’s technical point of contact to ask additional technical questions. The full solicitation contains the specific proposal details, but be sure to also read and follow the Component’s specific instructions to get a list of topics and topic descriptions.
Topics are quite diverse. Do not rule out the DOD just because your company does not have “military-related technologies.” Here is a sample of the 400+ topics found in this solicitation:
- Real-time Resource Allocation Co-Processor
- Artificial Tissue Matrices for Bone Repair
- Large Scale Graphene Synthesis Technology
- Forensic DNA Analysis Kit for Genetic Intelligence
- Shipboard Clothes Dryers, “Green Technology”
- Lithium Ion Batteries with Wide Operating Temperature Range
- Many Many MANY more!
Do a few keyword topic searches in the DOD Search Engine to see what the DOD needs–topics might surprise you!