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SBIR 101: Mastering the Open Topic Phase 1

Join us for our next webinar session hosted by Joey Arora, Managing Partner at The Outpost, as he delves into the world of SBIR with a focus on the Open Topic Phase I program. This webinar is your gateway to understanding how to create a winning Phase 1 proposal.

The SBIR Open Topic program is a unique opportunity that offers businesses a remarkable degree of flexibility. This program is not bound by specific solicitations; instead, it operates on a single, open call for all innovative solutions. It invites startups and small businesses with less than 500 employees, primarily American-owned, to participate. It’s a chance for your company to bring forth tools and technologies that the U.S. Air Force may not have even thought to request.

In this webinar, we will explore:
• What is a Phase 1 Open Topic proposal?
• Tips and tricks for winning a Phase 1 proposal
• How to adapt non-defense commercial solutions for the U.S. Air Force.
• Learn about the stakeholder review process for Phase I proposals.
• Understand the importance of a defense need section.
• Dive into Phase I objectives.