04 May 401 TECH BRIDGE NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2023
Happy April from 401 Tech Bridge. We’ve been busy this month! On April 18th we hosted 100+ representatives from NUWC Division Newport, various colleges & universities, and private companies for a Technology Showcase at our new lab space in Middletown, RI. The event was an opportunity for companies and innovators to get a first-hand look at new, cutting-edge technology from NUWC inventors and university researchers. Captain Chad Hennings from NUWC also joined us to discuss tech scouting opportunities. We have lots of exciting opportunities & new things happening in May – see announcements below!
— Linda Larsen
April Technology Showcase Recap
We hosted over 100 people on Tuesday, April 18th from 2:30 – 4:30PM at our new space in Middletown, RI.
The event was an opportunity for companies and innovators to get a first-hand look at new, cutting-edge technology from NUWC inventors and university researchers. Click below to learn more about some of the topics & research explored during the event and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for opportunities to attend future events.
Tech Scouting - Interoperable Monitoring
401 Tech Bridge has a new tech scouting opportunity available for Interoperable Monitoring with specific criteria and requirements. This is an exciting business opportunity to gain exposure to a new potential audience and further refine your product and technology. The evaluation of technical quality and tasking is listed on our website. Click below to learn more.
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401 Tech Bridge Providence & Middletown Locations
We’re continuing to build out our spaces in Providence & Middletown for the next wave of blue tech innovators & collaborators. Stay tuned for more updates and a more official announcement regarding our upcoming ribbon-cutting & space commissioning.
Just Announced: 23.2 SBIR and 23.2 STTR BAAs
The DoD issued its pre-release of their 23.2 SBIR and 23.B STTR BAAs on April 19, 2023, which opens to receive proposals on May 17, 2023, and closes June 14, 2023 at 12:00pm ET.
These BAAs are inclusive of 38 standard Navy SBIR topics, 3 Direct to Phase II topics, and 5 STTR topics from 5 of the Navy’s SYSCOMs. Topics are subject to change during the pre-release period.
Learn more about the Navy’s SBIR/STTR Programs below.
Coming Soon: NAVY Open Topics
This summer the Navy will feature an SBIR “Open Topic” opportunity! Details are currently being worked out, but here’s a short outline about the Navy’s Open Topic process:
- Pre-release 15 June, Open 13 July, Close 15 August 2023.
- Seeking commercial solutions to meet specific mission critical Naval needs
- No customer memorandums of understanding required
- Phase I approach to adapting commercial solution (4-months, $75k): to fill a capability gap, improve performance, or modernize an existing capability
- Phase II: Competitive selections based on results of Phase I and initial Phase II proposal, tailored awards to transition technology
- Eligibility for NAVY’s transition programs to facilitate technology transition