The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization by partnering with Space Force units. The SBIR program’s counterpart, Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), offers an opportunity for university teams (undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, post-doctorate, faculty/staff) who have formed companies and partnered with a university or non-profit entrepreneurial development organizations to do business with the Space Force.


    The STRATFI (Strategic Funding Increase) and TACFI (Tactical Funding Increase) catalyze the relationships between Air Force and Space Force end-users and acquisition professionals, private-sector innovators, and the investment community to bridge the capability gap between current SBIR/STTR Phase II efforts and Phase III scaling efforts, facilitating the delivery of strategic capabilities for the Department of the Air Force.


    AFWERX/AFVentures is the overarching organization publishing the BAAs. For more information on the DAF SBIR STTR program visit the AFWERX page.