Department of the Air Force Office of Small Business Programs

Department of the Air Force Office of Small Business Programs Building the Future of the Air Force through Small Business Innovation. We understand that small businesses possess the innovation, efficiency, and agility to deliver cutting-edge solutions, and that’s why we’re here: to help your company effectively engage the Air Force—a partnership that can positively impact your bottom line while making a critical difference in our operations.

Our office can help your small business in four ways:

1. Find Opportunities
There are numerous procurement prospects within the Air Force, and it is our mission to help you target and secure them. We can help you find current and future opportunities that are just the right fit for your company.

2. Locate a Small Business Specialist
Located throughout the country, our Small Business Profession

Our office can help your small business in four ways:

1. Find Opportunities
There are numerous procurement prospects within the Air Force, and it is our mission to help you target and secure them. We can help you find current and future opportunities that are just the right fit for your company.

2. Locate a Small Business Specialist
Located throughout the country, our Small Business Profession

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The SBA 8(a) Contracting Program is designed specifically for small business, and can provide a tremendous boost to a co...
01/14/2022
SBA Contracting - The 8(a) Business Development Program

The SBA 8(a) Contracting Program is designed specifically for small business, and can provide a tremendous boost to a company’s government sales. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration Jan 25, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST to learn more in this free webinar. #smallbiz

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Federal contracts can help you increase your sales and diversify your client portfolio. The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program can help

This #SBIR success story features Alabama-based Aerobotix. With support from the Air Force SBIR/STTR program, Aerobotix ...
01/13/2022
Robots Aiding the Raptor to Fly to Combat Readiness Faster

This #SBIR success story features Alabama-based Aerobotix. With support from the Air Force SBIR/STTR program, Aerobotix developed automated #tech that refurbishes inlet ducts faster than manually, reducing man hours by a 80%. #innovativeAF

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The Air Force has a robotic system capable of restoring the special coatings on an F-22’s air inlet ducts more quickly and cheaply than doing so by hand.With support from the Air Force Small Business

Boom Supersonic has announced a three year contract with the United States Air Force through it's innovation arm AFWERX ...
01/13/2022
US Air Force and Boom Supersonic Enter into Strategic Partnership

Boom Supersonic has announced a three year contract with the United States Air Force through it's innovation arm AFWERX and their AFVentures division. The award follows a successful SBIR Phase 2 contract awarded in September 2020. #SBIR #STRAFI

https://bit.ly/3re0u8k

Boom Supersonic announced it has entered into a three year strategic partnership with the U.S. Air Force valued at up to $60 million. The Air Force awarded this contract to Boom through its innovation arm, AFWERX, and its AFVentures division.

01/12/2022
sbtdc.umkc.edu

Take an introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants. Join Missouri SBDC at UMKC January 20, 2022 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm for this zoom webinar. #webinarwednesday #SBIR

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The SBIR/STTR programs are highly competitive programs that encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Res...
01/12/2022
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

The SBIR/STTR programs are highly competitive programs that encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Join this webinar hosted by APTAC on Jan 19 to learn more. #webinarwednesday

Register: https://bit.ly/3K5gJxi

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Event Description: The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Fe

#ICYMI: The Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL has broken ground by detecting a moon around the asteroid Kalliope. Wha...
01/11/2022
AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet

#ICYMI: The Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL has broken ground by detecting a moon around the asteroid Kalliope. What's unique about this achievement is that is was done with a small telescope, only 1.5 meters in diameter. #techtuesday

https://bit.ly/31Pgbu6

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - On November 29, 2021, an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Starfire Optical Range (SOR)* telescope on Kirtland Air Force Base near Albuquerque, New Mexico,

Under contract with the United States Space Force, Slingshot Aerospace will develop an analytics tool that uses location...
01/11/2022
Space Force to use navigation data from LEO constellations to detect electronic interference - SpaceNews

Under contract with the United States Space Force, Slingshot Aerospace will develop an analytics tool that uses location data from commercial satellites in low Earth orbit to identify sources of electronic interference on the ground. #techtuesday

https://bit.ly/34uUL6i

Under a $2 million contract from the U.S. Space Force, Slingshot Aerospace will develop an analytics tool that uses location data from commercial satellites in low Earth orbit to identify potential sources of electronic interference on the ground.

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded AlphaBravo a Phase I SBIR contract. The company will be providing  its flagshi...
01/10/2022
Department Of Energy Awards AlphaBravo a Phase I SBIR for Cybersecurity.

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded AlphaBravo a Phase I SBIR contract. The company will be providing its flagship cybersecurity solution, ABScan, to critically reduce threats throughout the public and private sectors. #SBIR #innovative

https://bit.ly/3HSiY4S

AlphaBravo identified high-performance computing (HPC) cybersecurity as a critically relevant topic and one that AlphaBravo is uniquely qualified to support.

01/07/2022
BioRestorative Therapies Awarded an STTR Phase I Grant to Explore the Therapeutic Effects of PEG-Peptide Hydrogel-Encapsulated Hypoxic Bone Marrow Stem Cells

#ICYMI: BioRestorative Therapies, a life sciences company focused on stem cell-based therapies, announced that it has been awarded a #STTR Phase I grant for $256,000. Their stem cell research is being funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

https://bit.ly/3EYmNne

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. (the “Company" or “BioRestorative”) (NASDAQ:BRTX), a life sciences...

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $35M in funding for diverse small businesses to pursue scientific, clean ene...
01/07/2022
DOE Awards $35 Million to Small Businesses Pursuing Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $35M in funding for diverse small businesses to pursue scientific, clean energy, and climate solutions. One of the projects included feature plastic recycling tech being innovated Birch Biosciences.

https://bit.ly/3zx3twh

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $35 million in funding for diverse small businesses to pursue scientific, clean energy, and climate solutions.

SpaceWERX DOD is running a program called Orbital Prime that is soliciting proposals from private businesses and academi...
01/06/2022
Space Force wants to help fund technologies to recycle, reuse or remove space debris - SpaceNews

SpaceWERX DOD is running a program called Orbital Prime that is soliciting proposals from private businesses and academic institutions on technologies that could be used to deal with the growing problem of space debris. #spacewerx #prime #sttr

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Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David Thompson in a video released Jan. 5 called on the private sector to help clean up space junk.

The Arizona-based Polaris Aero has won a United States Air Force SBIR contract to develop an aviation safety management ...
01/06/2022
Polaris Aero wins U.S. Air Force SBIR contract to develop aviation safety management platform - Skies Mag

The Arizona-based Polaris Aero has won a United States Air Force SBIR contract to develop an aviation safety management platform. The contract is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, the initial phase awarding $50,000. #smallbusiness #SBIR

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Polaris Aero has been awarded a U.S. Air Force, Phase I, Small Business Innovation Research contract, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.

In this free online webinar learn how you can get your business certified for government contracting. Join the Small Bus...
01/05/2022
SBA 101: SBA's Resources for Existing and Start Up Businesses

In this free online webinar learn how you can get your business certified for government contracting. Join the Small Business Administration SBA Tennessee District Office Jan 12, @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST. #webinarwednesday

Register: https://bit.ly/3qPsDCD

Join the SBA Tennessee District Office Virtually for SBA's Programs and Services for Start-up and Existing Entrepreneurs.

Jetoptera has been awarded a new Phase II SBIR sub-contract by Freedom Flight Works to collaborate in the development of...
01/04/2022
Freedom Flight Works awards subcontract to Jetoptera to support US Army Phase II SBIR contract - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Jetoptera has been awarded a new Phase II SBIR sub-contract by Freedom Flight Works to collaborate in the development of a special mission variant of their Fluidic Propulsion System (FPS™) for reduced signature autonomous vehicles. #techtuesday

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Jetoptera has been awarded a new Phase II SBIR sub-contract by Freedom Flight Works, Inc. to collaborate in the development of a special mission variant of their Fluidic Propulsion System (FPS™) for reduced signature autonomous vehicles. This project is a follow-on to Department of Defense, Army P...

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. has won NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration funding for thermal con...
01/04/2022
NASA funds thermal control solutions for harsh lunar environments - SpaceNews

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. has won NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration funding for thermal control solutions that will enable vehicles and other equipment to survive harsh lunar environments without an active power source. The funding is part of the #SBIR program. #techtuesday

https://bit.ly/3zxHhCs

Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) has won NASA funding for thermal control solutions that enable vehicles and other equipment to survive harsh lunar environments without an active power source.

This SBIR success story features the 2020 Tibbetts Award winner, Zeteo Tech. The Maryland-based company's mass spectrome...
01/03/2022
SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Zeteo Tech, Inc. | SBIR.gov

This SBIR success story features the 2020 Tibbetts Award winner, Zeteo Tech. The Maryland-based company's mass spectrometry technology was made possible through the SBIR/STTR program and they currently have a Phase III SBIR contract from the Department of Homeland Security.

https://bit.ly/2VY152s

Zeteo Tech’s mass spectrometry technology identifies airborne microbes, proteins and lipids, and can be used to screen for infectious diseases or for the identification of aerosolized bio-threats in near real- time allowing critical infrastructure protection & near real-time screening for disease ...

#ICYMI: VISIMO, alongside research institute partner Colorado State University, has won a United States Air Force Phase ...
01/03/2022
Visimo wins US Air Force Phase II STTR award

#ICYMI: VISIMO, alongside research institute partner Colorado State University, has won a United States Air Force Phase II #STTR award to develop a solution that will help tackle training data problem for the Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, Information Directorate.

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Visimo, alongside research institute partner Colorado State University, has won a USAF Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award.

12/30/2021
Department of Energy Announces Funding Opportunity for Small Businesses to Help Build a Community-Focused Clean Energy Economy

#ICYMI: The U.S. Department of Energy has announced funding for small businesses to assist in building a clean-energy economy as part of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Letters of intent must be submitted by 5 pm ET on Jan 3, 2022.

https://bit.ly/3GL5do8

Funding will support innovators who develop and advance decarbonizing technologies

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration for an overview of programs and services available to people who want to sta...
12/30/2021
Small Business Administration Services & Programs

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration for an overview of programs and services available to people who want to start or grow their business in this online event. To be held Jan 4, 12-12:45PM EST in an. #smallbiz

Register: https://bit.ly/3Exok3I

Join us for an overview of programs and services available to people who want to start or grow their business.

12/30/2021
sbtdc.umkc.edu

Take an introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants. Join Missouri SBDC at UMKC January 20, 2022 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm for this zoom webinar. #webinarwednesday #SBIR

https://bit.ly/3DCB5Ju

Orbital Insight was awarded a Phase II SBIR contract from National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. This follows their su...
12/28/2021
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Awards Orbital Insight With Phase II SBIR Contract

Orbital Insight was awarded a Phase II SBIR contract from National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. This follows their successful Phase I collaboration on the use of synthetically generated data for training object detection models in electro-optical imagery. #techtuesday #SBIR

https://bit.ly/3EAP43l

Orbital Insight, the leader in geospatial intelligence, has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research

#ICYMI: If you’re looking for your opportunity to work with the Air Force and to build up the US small business economy,...
12/28/2021
Department of the Air Force SBIR/STTR 22.1/A Opportunities Now in Pre-Release

#ICYMI: If you’re looking for your opportunity to work with the Air Force and to build up the US small business economy, SBIR/STTR 22.1/A opportunities are now in pre-release. All proposals must be submitted through the Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal (DSIP).

https://bit.ly/3pBlAhv

If you’re looking for your opportunity to work with the Air Force and to build up the US small business economy, apply for one of our 2022 solicitations. Specific Topic Solicitation: The Department of

This online event is an information session about the 7(a) Loan Program. The U.S. Small Business Administration's most c...
12/22/2021
SBA 7a Lending Workshop

This online event is an information session about the 7(a) Loan Program. The U.S. Small Business Administration's most common loan program, learn how to secure funding for your own business. Join them Dec 23, 10-11:30 AM CST.

Register: https://bit.ly/3wkm23D

What is a 7(a) loan?

12/22/2021
sbtdc.umkc.edu

Take an introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants. Join Missouri SBDC at UMKC January 20, 2022 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm for this zoom webinar. #webinarwednesday #SBIR

https://bit.ly/3DCB5Ju

#ICYMI: The Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL has announced the winners of its Space University Research Initiative (...
12/21/2021
AFRL announces winners of Space University Research Initiative funding opportunity

#ICYMI: The Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL has announced the winners of its Space University Research Initiative (SURI) program. Of 40 full proposals, AFRL selected two multi-institute teams to participate in the first class of the SURI pilot program. #techtuesday

https://bit.ly/3pemMXR

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory, via its basic research office, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, announced December 17, the winners of the

This #SBIR success story feature the Missouri-based Lickenbrock Technologies. With funding from the Small Business Innov...
12/20/2021
Fast High Resolution, High Contrast Microfocus X-ray Computed Tomography Reconstruction Al

This #SBIR success story feature the Missouri-based Lickenbrock Technologies. With funding from the Small Business Innovation Research program, Lickenbrock was able to develop their FEMOS algorithm used to create better CT scans. #smallbiz

https://bit.ly/3EfPSuj

Reconstruction Algorithm Improves CT Imaging for Aerospace Flight Components.New x-ray imaging technology significantly improves Air Force capabilities for detecting potential flaws in aerospace and

This SBIR success story features 2020 Tibbetts Award winner Endurica LLC. The Ohio-based company has revolutionized rubb...
12/16/2021
SBIR-STTR-Tibbetts Award Winner - Endurica, LLC | SBIR.gov

This SBIR success story features 2020 Tibbetts Award winner Endurica LLC. The Ohio-based company has revolutionized rubber product design with its software solutions. #SBIR funding greatly enhanced the pace of innovation and the impact on industry.

https://bit.ly/3yzEMz6

Prior to Endurica, tires had to be designed, produced tested until they literally blew out in a long-winded, repetitive process. Endurica has revolutionized rubber product design to get durability right every time reducing costs & keeping customers safer while they’re at it.

#ICYMI: The United States Air Force has announced the semi-finalists for Spark Tank 2022. Only the top 8 percent of idea...
12/16/2021
Air Force announces Spark Tank 2022 semi-finalists

#ICYMI: The United States Air Force has announced the semi-finalists for Spark Tank 2022. Only the top 8 percent of ideas were selected to compete in the Semi Finals scheduled for Jan. 6, 2022 narrowed down from the 184 that were submitted.

https://bit.ly/32bNhnx

ARLINGTON, Virginia – A panel of nearly 30 subject matter experts from across the Department of the Air Force met Nov. 16, 2021 at the Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center (BRICC) in

12/15/2021
sbtdc.umkc.edu

Take an introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants. Join Missouri SBDC at UMKC January 20, 2022 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm for this zoom webinar. #webinarwednesday #SBIR

https://bit.ly/3DCB5Ju

Learn more about SpaceWERX DOD's Orbital Prime initiative and the initial funding opportunity. Register for their Launch...
12/14/2021
Webinar Registration - Zoom

Learn more about SpaceWERX DOD's Orbital Prime initiative and the initial funding opportunity. Register for their Launch into Orbital Prime Webinar series today. Join them for their next session Dec 15 @ 2:30 PM.

Register: https://bit.ly/3bYCTBh

This free webinar is a how-to on accessing the WOSB federal contracting program. Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Admin...
12/13/2021
How to Access the WOSB Federal Contracting Program Repository-WEBINAR

This free webinar is a how-to on accessing the WOSB federal contracting program. Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, learn how you can get your business certified as a woman-owned business. Join them Dec 14, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST. #WOSB #smallbiz

Register Here: https://bit.ly/3GJBjRl

Is your business Woman Owned Small Business / Economically Disadvantaged -Woman Owned Small Business certified?

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