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What You Need To Know

The next round of DoD Topics will be released on Wed, Apr 17 and you can find them on the Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal.


We expect ~150 topics (problems that need solutions) in a wide range of technology areas:



ELIGIBILITY: To be selected for the DoD Topics Lab, a) you must find a topic that is a good fit for a product you have developed that can be transformed to solve a DoD problem, OR b) you have the necessary expertise & experience in a particular research area to be able to build a solution. With either option, you must understand the specific defense need, have a team in place to conduct the work, and a commercialization plan for the product outside of the DoD.


Once we've reviewed your application and approved the topic, we will invite you to our 8-week virtual Lab to help you win up to $275,000 in non-dilutive funding, advance your R&D, and provide a vital solution to the warfighter!


KEY DATES:

TOPICS PRE-RELEASE: Wed, April 17

APPLICATIONS DUE: Fri, April 19

DOD LAB KICKOFF: Wed, April 24

BAA OPENS: Wed, May 15

BAA CLOSES: Wed, June 12


IMPORTANT:

  • Applications are open to Oklahoma-registered companies only

  • All new applications must include an Executive Summary to be considered

  • Only Phase I topics will be supported in this Lab. No Direct to Phase II (D2P2) topics will be accepted

  • Only the SBIR 24.2 SBIR & STTR 24.B BAA is supported through this DoD Lab, be sure to choose a topic that falls within the specified Open & Close dates above.

If selected to participate, you will be sent a calendar invite to the virtual kickoff meeting.


KICKOFF MEETING:

  • Program Expectations

  • Program Timeline and Deliverables

  • Proposal & DoD Specific Training

  • Special Feature: Q&A with SBIR Phase I & II Awardee


LAB ROE:

  • Cameras must be turned on during all meetings

  • Proposal drafts must be submitted on time and in the correct format

  • All meetings will be recorded using Otter.ai and recordings/transcripts will be shared with you after the meeting


Applications Due by Close of Business Fri, April 19


*If you have not participated in any of our programs before, you must include an Executive Summary as part of your application, incomplete applications will not be accepted.







Please email okcatalyst@ou.edu if you have any questions.


 

Since 2018, OK Catalyst has supported more than 250 researchers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses throughout the Heartland, resulting in nearly 150 SBIR/STTR proposal submissions. To date, OK Catalyst program participants have secured over 100 awards and contracts totaling more than $57 million in investment capital.


Tom Love Innovation Hub | The University of Oklahoma

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