Published on
Apr 9, 2024


Are you a university or research institution eager to partner with companies on Department of the Air Force (DAF) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Open Topic proposals? Look no further than the STTReamline™ program, brought to you by the Academic Partnership Engagement Experience (APEX). 


The STTReamline™ program, offered at no cost to participating organizations, is designed to prepare universities and research institutes for successful collaborations with companies on STTR projects. With recent significant funding increases to both Phase I and Phase II STTR awards, the DAF has made STTRs more appealing than ever. Through STTReamline™, APEX provides guidance and support to institutions, helping them navigate the complexities of the DAF STTR program. 


Program Benefits: 

  • Education on DAF STTR program requirements 

  • Guidance with STTR agreements and proposals 

  • Promotion to 80+ defense-focused companies each solicitation 

  • Quick establishment of company partnerships through APEX matchmaking 

  • Positioning organizations for multiple DAF solicitations per year 

  • Starting on the path to research partnerships with the DAF and DoD 

With a low time, commitment of just two 1-hour workshops and the completion of a promotional information form, participating organizations can gain access to invaluable resources and support through the STTReamline™ program. 


How to Get Involved 

To take advantage of the APEX STTReamline™ program and get a head start on connecting with industry for the next DAF funding round, please contact us at here. 



About Academic Partnership Engagement Experiment (APEX)      

APEX cultivates innovation by expanding the American research enterprise for the Department of the Air Force by engaging, connecting, and enabling innovators across academia, industry, and the Department of Defense. APEX utilizes data analytics to identify transformational operational defense solutions in academia, industry, and government sectors; provides process navigation services for academic teams and small businesses and enhances cross-sector engagement by providing direct connections to the technology needs of multiple Department of Defense programs.