Small Business Innovative Research strengthens the role of innovative small business concerns with federally-funded research and development. Through these efforts, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Transformational and Applied Research Directorate seeks to:
- Address gaps in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and national technical nuclear forensics;
- Stimulate technology innovation; and
- Increase private sector commercialization.
The Transformational and Applied Research Directorate issues 2-4 new topics a year. Topics augment the directorate’s research portfolio by emphasizing near-term solution development and near-term commercialization potential. The public can propose Small Business Innovative Research projects via firstname.lastname@example.org. Annual solicitations tend to be issued in the spring timeframe, but may vary.