T3 - The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Accelerator for Technology, Transfer & Transition (T3)
Human-Machine Teaming (HMT) for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Event
T3 is currently soliciting Government/Department of Defense (DoD) officials (Program Executive Officer designee or equivalent) to participate in/observe demonstrations of selected technologies developed under the SBIR program.
The T3 is currently engaged with the Air Force SBIR Program Office to host a SBIR Transition Accelerator focused on human-machine teaming for ISR. T3 has partnered with The Entrepreneur Center (TEC) of Dayton to offer the Transition Accelerator. This event is a hyper accelerator designed to assist participating companies in focused customer discovery so that they can successfully meet commercial and military needs. Participants from the SBIR program have already been selected and the event will culminate in a demo observed by selected U.S. Government agencies. Demonstrated ISR technologies will generally be at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 5 to 7.
Event Start: January 2019
Demo Day: 5 April 2019
For more information or to participate in the demonstration day, contact:
Nikki Krebs- Project Manager
Wright Brothers Institute
5000 Springfield St. #100
Dayton, OH 45431
Office: (937) 424-3521 ext. 3521
Technology, Transfer & Transition (T3) Accelerator - the Air Force's most active accelerator.
The Air Force Transition Hyper-Accelerator, in partnership with Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) and The Entrepreneurs Center, will leverage TEC methodologies, programs, and resources to support the U.S. Air Force’s SBIR goals. The Dayton-based, 10-week program focuses on rapid commercialization of key technologies considered critical to the success of the U.S. Air Force.
Introducing the Accelerator model into a SBIR program opens up new pathways for small businesses and startups to engage with the DoD in valuable and meaningful ways. This new frontier within the DoD is a harbinger of continued movement towards innovation and cutting-edge advances in technology. The AFRL Transition Accelerator can shorten SBIR timelines, reducing transition timelines overall, ultimately advancing technology into the hands of warfighters and/or within the commercial space.
Partners. The power behind the program is the stacked bench of organizations involved. This allows the accelerator to provide educators and mentors from the U.S. Air Force, Wright Brothers Institute, and The Entrepreneurs Center networks that have deep industry knowledge and who can provide professional guidance for moving technology to commercialization.
What to Expect. This hyper-accelerator approach to training up and equipping small businesses and startups allows this program to intensely focus on curated content and niche learning objectives to achieve a more in-depth learning experience for participants. A smaller acceptance rate and greater probability of follow on capital sets our companies up for greater future success, both in the military and commercial sector. The program will gather participants in Dayton, Ohio for six of ten weeks, featuring a mix of collaborative in-person workshops and group-learning time as well as multimedia tasks accomplished through online programming and mentoring.
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program - supporting scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.
The SBIR program is a highly competitive program that encourages U.S. domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.