CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816-2700
The mission of the Florida Photonics Cluster (FPC) is to support the growth and profitability of the photonics industry through the strength of a unified voice. The driving forces of the FPC are networking opportunities with industry peers, an expansive resource base, and an educational community focused on industry input for curriculum development. The FPC is a 501c(6) not-for-profit corporation.
MDA Advanced Research
MDA DoD 2015.3 SBIR & 15.C STTR
Pre-Release Solicitation Now Open
The Missile Defense Agency, (MDA), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), is now open for the pre-release time period, as part of the Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR solicitation process. During the pre-release period proposing firms have an opportunity to contact topic authors by telephone or e-mail to ask technical questions about specific topics.
The SBIR program was established by Congress in 1982 to fund research and development (R&D) by U.S. owned and operated businesses of less than 500 employees. SBIR, the nation's largest source of early-stage technology financing, is administered by the Small Business Administration through 11 federal agencies and is funded at more than $2 billion annually. The DoD accounts for more than half of the federal government's total SBIR/STTR program.
The STTR program enacted by Congress in 1992, similar in structure to SBIR, provides early-stage R&D funding directly to small companies working cooperatively with researchers at universities and other research institutions.
Follow the links provided below to access the current open solicitations and search the available topics. Topic descriptions and instructions are available in HTML, PDF, and WORD formats.
IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES
August 27, 2015: Pre-Release solicitation opens
: Solicitation opens for submission of SBIR and STTR proposals.
: Solicitation closes to receipt of proposals at -plan ahead and submit early.
Once DoD begins accepting proposals on , no further direct contact between proposers and topic authors is allowed, but proposers may submit written questions through the SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS), in which the questioner and respondent remain anonymous and all questions and answers are posted electronically for general viewing.
Solicitation closes to receipt of proposals at -plan ahead and submit early.
Approved for Public Release
15-MDA-8399 (15 September15)