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The Air Force Office of Small Business Programs utilizes the Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to harness the talents of our nation's small technology companies. These two similar programs stimulate technological innovation and accelerate development and production of promising technologies that can help the Air Force accomplish its mission. SBIR and STTR provide over a billion dollars in seed capital each year for early-stage research and development (R&D) at small technology companies. They fund projects that serve a DoD need and also have commercial applications.
Memorandum of Director, DoD OSBP, Establishment of the Pilot Program for Streamlined Technology Transition from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs (07 June 2018) (Sec. 1710 FY2018 NDAA authority)