Opportunity surrounds us and we’re making it easier than ever before for you to find the business opportunities that best align with your strengths.  Here in the opportunity portal, we’ll keep you up to date on technology related RFP’s, calls for bids and other chances to engage.  Click on the individual links below to learn more.

Instructions From Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is releasing a listing of DoD SBIR 2017.2, STTR 2017.B solicitation topics with identified Lockheed Martin personnel interested in particular SBIR topics. The purpose of this listing is to help connect companies with the appropriate Lockheed Martin technical points of contacts to explore opportunities for partnership and innovation.

If your firm has interest in a topic, is considering submitting a proposal and would like to seek Lockheed Martin’s support through an endorsement, sponsorship and/or partnership opportunity, please contact the individuals listed next to the appropriate topic as soon as possible to ensure adequate time for letter approvals. Contact information is provided. Please have your SBIR solicitation number included in your correspondences with the point of contacts.

Please note that the listing includes multiple points of contacts for a given topic. This is primarily due to there being cross interest amongst various Lockheed Martin Business Areas that have different requirements. Therefore, please feel free to contact all the individuals listed for the applicable topic; however, to better coordinate between those who have interests in these topics, we ask that you send one email that contains all of the Point of Contact email addresses, instead of a separate email to each. Please allow ten (10) business days for Lockheed Martin review of your technology.  If no points of contacts are listed, there is no current interest by Lockheed Martin.

If there are others topics that aren’t listed that may be of interest to Lockheed Martin, please feel free to contact us via email: Sbir.Fc-LMC@lmco.com. Do not send proprietary, export controlled, confidential or classified information. I have added your email to our distribution list, so you will continue to receive copies of our topics of interest as they are released.

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DOD SBIR 17.2 & STTR 17.B Broad Agency Announcements Pre-Release Now Open.  The DOD SBIR 17.2 and the STTR 17.B Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) have been pre-released on the DOD SBIR/STTR Small Business Portal.   You may now view the topics and ask technical questions throught SITIS:  https://sbir.defensebuisiness.org/topics

SBIR 17.2 BAA Participating DOD Components:

  • Department of the Army
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of the Air Force
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
  • Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)


SBIR 17.2 invite small businesses to propose innovative solutions to topics in this Announcement.

STTR 17.B BAA Participating DOD Components:

  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of the Air Force
  • Defense Health Agency (DHA)

STTR 17.B invite small businesses and research institutions to jointly propose cooperative research and development efforts in response to topics in this Announcement.


DOD SBIR 2017.2 and DOD STTR 2017.B
Pre-Release Available, April 21, 2017
Open for Submissions, May 23, 2017
BAA Closes, June 21, 2017

DOD BAA/Solicitation Changes:   

Please note the new BAA close time! The closing time to submit proposals has been changed from 6:00 a.m. ET to 8:00 p.m. ET on the closing day in order to better suit the needs of proposers

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Erie Hack Water Data and Engineering Hackathon presented by the Cleveland Water Alliance in partnership with NASA’s Glenn Research Center.  This is a tech-driven international water innovation competition and accelerator program that will bring together coders, developers, engineers, data experts, and water professionals to generate creative solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges. The competition, which will award more than $100,000 in cash and accelerator services to up to four winning teams and one high school team, focuses on creating publicly accessible mobile apps, open data and new technology and solutions to elevate the value of clean water and leverage its potential to drive the economic vitality of the Great Lakes region [aka “The Blue Economy.”] The challenges to be addressed in the Erie Hack will be unveiled on Feb. 23 through our partnership with NASA Glenn Research Center.

Startup NASA: NASA’s Technology Transfer Program is offering a new opportunity to put NASA technologies to work for you.  The Startup NASA initiative helps address two of the biggest challenges faced by start up companies:  raising capital and securing intellectual property rights.  By offering a license with no up-front costs for commercial use of our patented technologies, we’re letting companies hold onto their cash while securing the intellectual property needed to carve out competitive market space.

Get Involved: NASA SolveNASA Solve is a gateway for everyone to engage in the nation’s aerospace program through challenges, prize competitions, and crowdsourcing.

Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Technology Guide FY 2016: The Department of Homeland Security is publicizing eight new cyber security technologies developed under federal grants that are looking for private businesses to turn them into commercial products.

Small Business Vouchers Pilot:  DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is putting the world-class resources of the national labs at your fingertips, with the Small Business Vouchers Pilot (SBV). Through 2016, EERE is providing up to $20 million in vouchers so that small businesses can request technical assistance from national labs to help bring the next generation of clean technologies to market.

G.O. Contracts:  G.O. Contracts provides data and historic business intelligence that can help you succeed in the government contracting marketplace. All in one place, G.O. Contracts easily lets you filter for pertinent information for options that fit your business.

Florida Vets Business Training Grant:  The Florida Veterans Employment and Training Services (FL VETS) Business Training Grant Program helps your business meet your workforce demands in a competitive environment by facilitating access to training and education in high-demand fields for veterans through matching training grants of up to $8000 per veteran employee trained.

Space Florida Israel PartnershipSpace Florida has entered into an innovative bi-lateral partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority (OCS) to support joint aerospace research & development projects. Florida and Israeli companies are invited to form teams and submit joint applications for this program. Up to $1 million in grant awards may be made to Florida companies under this program in FY 2017.

Space Florida RFP OpportunitiesSpace Florida offers various RFPs and solicitations as they become available.  They are always adding new opportunities so check their site often.

CASIS Proposals for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory: The International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory supports investigations across a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. As manager of this research platform, CASIS regularly provides solicitation opportunities in the life, physical, materials and observational sciences. However, CASIS also welcomes unsolicited proposals for research and product development that might be suitable for the National Lab.

Defense Innovation Marketplace:  The Defense Innovation Marketplace is a centralized resource for market research for industry, to learn about Department of Defense (DoD) S&T/R&D investment priorities, capability needs and technology interchanges and for government, to access search tools to assess and then leverage industry IR&D projects for current and future programs.

NSPIRES -NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System:  View open solicitations.  NASA offers various proposals and solicitations as they become available. They are always adding new opportunities so check their site often.

Grants.gov:  Grants.gov is your place to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The United States Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov.

Business Opportunities with NASA

Scientific American Open Innovation Pavilion:  Solve pressing science, technological, and policy problems and make innovation happen. Apply your expertise, stretch your creative boundaries, and win cash awards ranging from $5,000 to $1 million — all the while helping advance human progress and making the world a better place…

Welcome to the DoD SBIR/STTR Small Business Portal: The Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program is a congressionally mandated program coordinated by the Small Business Administration. The DoD SBIR/STTR Program’s mission is to elicit innovative solutions from the small business community that address defense technology gaps confronting the DoD and to include technologies that will also have high commercialization potential in the private sector. DoD issues solicitation topics supporting the Warfighter in three cycles throughout the year.

NASA has over $200M in funding for Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) awards:  If your company is a small business with less than 500 employees, or a non-profit Research Institution with ties to a Small Business Concern, you are eligible to participate in our program! Do you have a technology that meets a NASA need, or a potential Non-NASA commercial application? NASA may have a research project that fits your company’s capabilities. The NASA 2016 SBIR/STTR solicitation will be released on November 12, 2015. Your Company can submit proposals beginning November 12, 2015 and ending February 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST.
Proposal submissions can be submitted to one or more of NASA’s 4 Mission Directorates: Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Operations, Science, and Space Technology. There are approximately 116 subtopics from 10 NASA centers. Topic descriptions and instructions are available in HTML, PDF, and WORD formats at www.sbir.NASA.gov.
Here at KSC, the SBIR/STTR program has been involved in subtopics such as 21st Century Spaceport Ground Systems Technologies, Cryogenics, Bioregenerative Technologies for Life Support, Ground Effects of Launch Acoustics, In Situ Airborne/Surface/Submersible Instruments for Earth Science, Lunar Surface Systems, Nano Satellites, Regolith Resource Robotic, and Vehicle Integration and Ground Processing. For any non-technical questions specific to Kennedy Space Center (KSC), please respond to ksc-sbir-sttr@mail.nasa.gov.
IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES: November 12, 2015: Solicitation opens for submission of proposals. February 1, 2016: Solicitation closes to receipt of proposals at 5:00 PM EST. Plan ahead and submit early.
Once NASA begins accepting proposals on November 12, no further direct contact between proposers and topic authors is allowed. Only questions requesting clarification of proposal instructions and administrative matters will be answered. NASA will not answer questions pertaining to the intent of the technical topics and/or subtopics. For administrative support contact REI Systems at (301) 937-0888 or email sbir@reisys.com. Keep in mind that proposers can submit proposals that involve NASA patented technologies available for licensing. Might help make the proposal more competitive…  

NASA’s Technology Transfer Program: ensures that technologies developed for missions in exploration and discovery are broadly available to the public, maximizing the benefit to the Nation.

Internet Coast: The STATE & FEDERAL GRANTS portal includes funding opportunities focused on science & engineering basic & applied research, STEM education & workforce development, Centers of Excellence, academic-industry collaboration, and commercialization of academic research. The portal also focuses on “Innovative Infrastructure” such as high performance computing, gigabit applications, and physical plant & equipment for research facilities.