how to leverage the sbir program
Submit Your Problem
We collect problem statements via the Guardian and Airmen Innovation Network (GAIN) to help you find a SBIR company that would best fit your area of interest. Please note, the GAIN. system is CAC enabled and will require a login.
Individuals who submit their problem statements must be willing to share their contact information and work with companies in order to ensure an appropriate fit.
Partner with a Company for a Trial Run
To officially partner with a SBIR company, you must complete a Customer Memorandum to work with them before you both can move on to the second phase of the process--a trial with the Air Force funded through the SBIR program.
The most updated memo template will be included on the company's list of application requirements during the next cycle of the year. Download the customer memorandum templates here.