How It Works

Apply

July-August

Put your technology on the right track and apply to SBIR TAP today! Applications due by August.

Build

October

Spend 4 weeks with commercialization experts to build your business case and expand your national network.

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develop

November - May, 2018

Work 1:1 with experienced entrepreneurs to prepare your business for seeking external sources of capital.


" The AFRL SBIR TAP program is a win-win for all stakeholders. The program focuses the investigator on crystallizing a value proposition early in development, and validating it with frequent customer interactions. "

VEERARAGHAVAN SUNDAR, PH.D., MBA | UES, INC.

"I have enjoyed the SBIR TAP training. It was very useful in terms of networking with other entrepreneurs and also for learning the marketing tools and skills."

SIVARAM GOGINENI, PH.D. | SPECTRAL ENERGIES, LLC

Expand your network and unlock the commercial potential of your technology

Gain a deeper understanding of commercialization and explore your technology's application potential

Develop a solid commercialization strategy for your technologies

Have the opportunity to showcase your concepts to government and industry leaders

Find opportunities to showcase your concepts to government leaders and investors

Get feedback from government and investors

Gain valuable feedback from government and industry partners

Gain a better chance at receiving a Phase II award

Improve your chances of receiving a SBIR Phase II award


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What's New This Year?

This year, SBIR TAP participants will be eligible for a $2,000 travel stipend to support travel costs associated with attending the four training sessions.


"...The program focuses the investigator on crystallizing a value proposition early in development, and validating it with frequent customer interactions..."