Research Commercialization

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If you received one or more Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts, are seeking those contracts, or are ready to commercialize a technology, the EC is here for you!


Air Force Research Laboratory’s Technology Acceleration Project (TAP)

Air Force Research Laboratory’s Technology Acceleration Project, a program developed and launched by the EC, in partnership with the Wright Brothers Institute, identifies, assesses and commercializes technologies that support Air Force missions. Since inception, this program has supported more than 400 small businesses across the US and has resulted in more than $320M in capital to further develop and commercialize technologies. SBIR-TAP is your chance to work with experienced entrepreneurs to unlock the commercial potential of your technology. It’s an opportunity to showcase your concepts to government and industry leaders and investors, gain valuable feedback, and increase your chance at receiving subsequent funding.

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