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Small Business Innovation Research

Through the Small Business Innovation Research program the Army gains access to the technological advances of small, innovative firms with fewer than 500 employees. The Army provides funding, per Public Law 106-554, for high-quality research and development proposals of innovative concepts to solve Army-/DoD-related scientific and engineering problems, especially those concepts that also have a high potential for commercial use.

Contact: 256-842-8769

Office of Research and Technology Applications

The mission of the Office of Research & Technology Applications is to facilitate access of federally funded research and development efforts by private industry, academia, state and local governments, and non-profit organizations. This is accomplished primarily through marketing, technical outreach, cooperative research and development, and the licensing of intellectual property.

Technology transfer is a process where federal government technologies and products developed are provided to potential users in a manner that encourages and accelerates their commercial applications. These include CRADAs and PLAs (see below entries for definitions).

Contact: 256-876-8530 or

Federal Business Opportunities is the single government point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000.