SENEDIA, the alliance for Defense Tech, Talent, and Innovation, hosted a NAVSEA SBIR Forum on Thursday 12 January 2023.
This was a unique opportunity to get insight to the NAVSEA 23.1 SBIR/STTR topics, which were formally released on 11 January 2022. The pre-release period allows direct public communication between small businesses and topic technical points of contact to answer technical questions about the topics. The SBIR 23.1/STTR 23.A BAAs will officially open for proposal submissions on February 8, 2023 and close on March 8 at 12:00 PM ED
The in-person NAVSEA SBIR Forum included a detailed presentation by Mr. Dick McNamara, previous NAVY senior SES and Executive Director, PEO Submarines. NUWC Division Newport personnel, including the Chief Technology Officer, Small Business Director, and the SBIR program manager. Over 70 companies attended to receive information about the SBIR Process, the 23.1 SBIR/STTR release, RI SBIR grant opportunities, and more. There was also opportunities for one-on-one discussions. Slides from the event can be found here: SBIR Forum Brief McNamara 12 Jan 23