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Setting Innovation in Motion

Next Cohort Begins August 2021

Your Best Chance To Win Funding Is The Department of Defense!

The DoD invests $1.8 BILLION in SBIR/STTR funding each year, which is roughly 50% of the overall SBIR/STTR budget! Additionally, it invests in the most diverse portfolio of technologies, so chances are they're looking for exactly what you're developing, they just don't know it yet! 

  

How it Works

Find a Topic 

Department of Defense components (such as the Army, Navy, Air Force, etc.) will release funding topics, which are short descriptions of problems that you can be funded to solve. You will need to identify a specific topic that you believe you can create a solution for in order to apply to our accelerator. 

Submit an Application 

Once you've identified a specific topic, submit an application to our DoD Accelerator and tell us more about your proposed solution to that topic. If we have any questions, we will contact you directly to learn more.

Get Notified You're In!

If you are invited to participate in our Accelerator, we will notify you via email and give you more information on the path forward. If you aren't accepted, we will let you know why and point you towards resources that will help you prepare to submit a new application in the future. 

Once accepted, we will give you access to a virtual training course that was designed by our SBIR/STTR experts to demystify the DoD proposal writing process.

Granted Access to Virtual Training

1-on-1 Mentorship

Our staff of SBIR/STTR experts will meet with you 1-on-1 every week to answer questions and provide feedback on your strategy, partners, proposal, budget, and all factors that affect success in the DoD proposal writing process. 

Submission Deadline

First, you will submit your proposal to the DoD via their web portal, and second, you will celebrate a job well done!

Welcome to the Family!

Our relationship doesn't end when you finish our DoD SBIR Accelerator and submit your proposal. You will have access to the OK Catalyst staff and our diverse network of partners as you continue growing your company, and if you win your proposal, you will have the opportunity to continue being mentored by the OK Catalyst staff during your Phase I SBIR/STTR contract and beyond. 

Your Technology Could Be Vital in NASA's Moon To Mars Mission!

Not familiar with Moon to Mars? It's an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to send humans farther into space and bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities.

 

Learn more at NASA.com

How it Works

We will be your second set of eyes to make sure your proposal is top-notch. In the final review process, our team will offer feedback to get your proposal from good to great. 

We'll Help You Connect

The very first step in the NASA Accelerator is communicating and networking with the right people. Because the SBIR/STTR program is highly competitive, you need a competitive advantage! One of the most important aspects of submitting a NASA SBIR proposal is finding the right connection at one of the NASA Centers who will champion your research or technology.

Find a Topic 

NASA will release funding topics, which are short descriptions of problems that you can be funded to solve. You will need to identify a specific topic that you believe you can create a solution for in order to apply to our accelerator. 

1-on-1 Mentorship

Our staff of SBIR/STTR experts will meet with you to answer questions and provide feedback on your strategy, partners, proposal, budget, and all factors that affect success in the NASA proposal writing process. 

Proposal Review

Submission Deadline

First, you will submit your proposal to NASA via their web portal, and second, you will celebrate a job well done!