Four reasons why you should use the US Air Force SBIR STTR program as a vehicle to finance your technology company/idea

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By APEX Process Navigation Team Technology startups are hard. The term “valley of death” has been used to describe the difficulty of attracting funding needed for you to obtain customers, attract more funding, and get to a cash-flow positive position...

Proposers: Use these methods to overcome the top 5 challenges when applying to Department of the Air Force SBIR/STTR Open Topics

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By APEX SBIR/STTR Process Navigation Team Over the past few years, the Department of the Air Force (DAF), which includes the U.S. Air Force and the newly created U.S. Space Force, has changed the game in its Small Business Innovation Research and...

How the Department of the Air Force APEX PIA creates effective collaborations between industry and academia for U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR proposals

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The Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment, or APEX, is a first-of-its-kind program that aims to enhance partnerships between the Department of the Air Force, academia, and industry. The five-year, $49 million program focuses on enhancing...

APEX Impact Report

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This Impact Report covers Fiscal Year 2020 and the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2021 for the Academic Partnership and Engagement Experiment (APEX) which was codified in the Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) FB8650-19-3-9341 between Wright...

What are Partnership Intermediaries Agreements (PIAs) and how can they help small businesses and academia innovate and commercialize technology

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Photo credit: Department of the Air Force Technology Transfer and Transition Office (T3) Partnership Intermediary Agreements, otherwise known by the acronym “PIAs”, are agreements between the government and an intermediary organization, such as state...