Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
WE PARTNER WITH SMALL BUSINESSES ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Raytheon is an industry leader in working with small businesses to bring innovative technologies and solutions to federal programs. Led by Engineering and in collaboration with Supply chain, Raytheon partners with small businesses both through awarding subcontracts and through federally funded programs such as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Rapid Innovation Found (RIP).
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION COLLABORATION
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR) AND SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSITION (STTR)
SBIRs and STTRs are federally funded programs to engage small businesses in providing innovative and emerging technologies to address identified needs. STTRs differ from SBIRs in requiring the small business to formally collaborate with a nonprofit research institution, such as a university. SBIR and STTR awards are structured in three phases.
Phase I – establish the technical merit, feasibility and commercial potential of the proposed R&D project. Phase I awards typically do not exceed $150,000 in funding for six months.
Phase II – based upon Phase I results, the project can be funded to continue to mature and demonstrated the technology in Phase II. A second Phase II can be pursued for new applications, which can also be sole source. Total Phase II awards typically do not exceed $1,500,000 in funding for two years.
Phase III – this phase is a transition to commercialization or insertion into a federal program. This can be a sole source acquisition outside of the SBIR process.
Solicitation Schedule – Solicitations are typically released once a quarter for all participating agencies. Current and past solicitations can be seen on the DoD SBIR/STTR Website.
- Provide guidance on program and system technology fits
- Support SBIR, STTR, RIF and CRAD submissions
- Provide system requirements and integration inputs
- Provide demonstration systems and lab support
- Provide guidance on funding strategies
Raytheon's technical interests include:
- New capabilities
- System performance improvements
- Size, weight and power improvements
- Advanced materials
- System development efficiency gains
- Cyber security
- Renewable energy
QUICKER TRANSITION PATH
For more mature technologies, Rapid Innovation Fund provides a quicker path to insertion.
Established in 2011 under the National Defense Authorization Act, RIF has a goal of transitioning small business technologies into Defense acquisition programs. The proposed topics are designed to satisfy operational or national security needs while reducing acquisition and lifecycle costs. The maximum cost is $3 million.
RIF is a competitive merit-based two step process, starting with a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) that are responded to with a three page white paper and quad charts. Selected responses are then invited to submit a full proposal in the second step, and then the highest rated proposals are given awards.
Raytheon works with small businesses to identify mutually beneficial RIF topics and promotes these with Federal agencies and offices. Then Raytheon helps identify BAA topics of interest, can help with proposals including defining support activity scope and costs potentially including services such as defining system requirements, integration support, lab services, and demonstration system support.
Contacting us is easy and we want to hear from you! What to provide and where to provide it are below.
Providing the following information will aid in our ability to identify the best technical contact:
- Name and location of business
- Point of contact – phone number and email
- Areas of expertise
- Small business qualifications
- Raytheon quad chart for a technology of interest
- Any previous Raytheon points of contact
Raytheon has four business units. You may find that your expertise fits closet to one of the units. If so, contact that business unit directly at the following:
Not certain? Use the link below and we will find the best fit: