Army SBIR Reverse Pitch on May 16

Published: 05/05/2023
Join us for virtual Reverse Pitch!

Join Army Applied SBIR and Squadra Ventures on Tuesday, May 16, from 1-2:30 p.m. EDT, for a virtual Army Reverse Pitch event! This is an opportunity to hear directly from Army customers and their programs of record about the solutions they are seeking, and how your company could receive funding for further development and integration of your technology into the Army’s ecosystem.

During the virtual event, technical experts from the Army will provide information about two Army SBIR contract solicitations currently in pre-release, a time to ask technical questions regarding the contract solicitations prior to their open periods on May 18. With $17.8 million in potential funding available, your company could receive a portion of these funds, so we encourage you to participate in the event and learn more about these critical Army research and development solicitations. The opportunities are:

Dual Band Imagers 

Even with the Army’s advanced optics, extended-range imaging equipment weighs on Soldiers’ ability to maintain operational effectiveness in mission environments.

To address this, the Army seeks small businesses to develop long-range detectors that enhance Soldiers’ situational awareness beyond the current capabilities of complex optical filtering schemes. These solutions aim to see threats with advanced equipment that can detect across a variety of operating conditions.

For the project, the Army will assess features such as size, weight and power — as well as the technology’s ability to provide simultaneous, high-quality short-wave and mid-wave infrared imaging.

Award Phase Award Numbers Funding Period of Performance
SBIR Phase I Up to three businesses Up to $250,000 6 months
SBIR Phase II Up to two businesses Up to $1.9 million 18 months

Sustainable Building Materials 

“Doing good while doing well” is at the core of this open topic. The Army needs to meet its overall Climate Strategy goals of reducing its carbon footprint and emissions. It also needs to operate in a lighter, more agile manner, freeing itself from the supply chain constraints and resource dependence of fossil fuels and traditional building materials. To achieve these twin objectives, the Army needs the assistance of the small business community’s best and brightest talent and technologies.

Through this effort, the Army will assess small businesses that submit proposals for sustainable building materials and technologies based on carbon capture capabilities, the utilization of local materials, recycled and renewable sources, scalability and low-energy usage.

Award Phase Award Numbers Funding Period of Performance
SBIR Phase I Up to 15 businesses Up to $250,000 6 months
SBIR Direct to Phase II Up to five businesses Up to $1.9 million 18 months


Dr. Matt Willis — Director, Army Prize Competitions and Army Applied SBIR Program; Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology

Justin Miller — Soldier Sensors and Displays Subject Matter Expert; U.S. Army DEVCOM Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center; Technical Point of Contact for the Dual-Band Imager Contract Solicitation

Matthew Glasscott — Program Manager; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research & Development Center, Environmental Laboratory; Technical Point of Contact for Clean Tech Open-Topic Contract Solicitation

Date: May 16, 2023

Venue: Zoom meeting, virtual only

Time: 1-2:30 p.m. EDT

Register Today

(Zoom Link will be shared after registration)


Time Session
1:00 – 1:20 p.m. Introductions and Army SBIR Overview
1:20 – 1:35 p.m. Dual- Band Imagers Reverse Pitch Presentation
1:35 – 1:50 p.m. Q&A
1:50 – 2:05 p.m. Clean Tech Open Topic Reverse Pitch Presentation
2:05 – 2:25 p.m. Q&A
2:25 – 2:30 p.m. Closing Comments

We hope you can join us on May 16 at 1 p.m. EDT for the Army Reverse Pitch event! For additional information on Army Applied SBIR, visit

Join us for virtual Reverse Pitch!

Army SBIR Reverse Pitch on May 16

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