ARO Small Business Opportunities
U.S Army Research Office
P.O Box 12211
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211
Program Manager - Army SBIR (RDECOM)
Mr. John Smith - 703-399-2049
Small Business Advisor
Mr. David Christ - 919-549-4278
Program Manager - Army STTR
Dr. Brad Guay - 919-549-4258
ARO Program Coordinator - SBIR & STTR
Ms. Nicole Fox - 919-549-4395
Congress established the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program in 1982 and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program in 1992 to provide qualifying small businesses with opportunities to participate in government-sponsored research and development (R&D).
The overarching goals of the SBIR and STTR programs are: (1) stimulate technological innovation, (2) increase small business participation in federal R&D, (3) increase private sector commercialization of technology developed through federal R&D, and (4) foster and encourage participation in federal R&D by businesses that are owned by women and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The STTR Program has the additional requirement that small companies must partner with an academic or other qualifying non-profit research institutions to work collaboratively to develop and transition emerging technical ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace. For additional information on these programs, visit the Army SBIR/STTR Portal (www.armysbir.com) or the Department of Defense SBIR/STTR Resource Center (www.dodsbir.net). For information on other small Business Programs, visit the Army Office of Small Business Programs web site (www.sellingtoarmy.com).
For other small business opportunities at ARL/ARO, Research Triangle Park, NC contact Mr David Christ, Small Business Advisor at 919-549-4278 or Ms Joyce McDdonald, the ARL/ALC, Adelphi, MD Small Business Advocate, at 301-394-3692.
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