The AF SBIR/STTR program is in a time of sweeping change, and the Commercialization Readiness Program (CRP) is significantly affected. The CRP that included SBIR Technology Transition Plans (STTP), Commercialization Investment Requests (CIR), and facilitated transition planning is paused until further notice. The ultimate goal of the SBIR/STTR program is commercialization, and is near and dear to us. We are working feverishly to understand and implement emerging leadership guidance regarding SBIR/STTR technology commercialization.
Until the path to AF SBIR/STTR commercialization becomes clearer, we encourage all USAF acquisition program managers, SBIR/STTR technology firms, major defense contractors, and investors to get involved in the new “Open Innovation SBIR Topic” process. Here’s how: