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Deconstructing SBIR: "It's Time for a New Phase" Webinar


 A banner image of a cityscape in blue and orange colors. People walk by buildings and mountains with drones flying above. On the left, a blue box displays the text: "Deconstructing SBIR 24.1 Solicitation: It's Time For a New Phase".

Join the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for the Deconstructing SBIR: 24.1 Solicitation “It’s Time for a New Phase” webinar on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 2 p.m. ET. Attendees will learn more about the SBIR 24.1 Pre-Solicitation and the six exciting new topics for which SBIR seeks innovative solutions from small businesses. The SBIR program’s newest initiative, Phase 0, will also be introduced. Phase 0 can help potential applicants understand the submission process, provide access to assistance resources for new applicants and collaborate with individuals committed to diversifying the science and engineering workforce. Register here to reserve your spot.

SBIR Director, Dusty Lang, will be joined by special guest, Pat Dillon, Founder and President of MNSBIR, Inc., for a fireside chat followed by a live Q&A session. The full agenda is below.

Agenda- Deconstructing SBIR: “It’s Time for a New Phase”

December 5 | 2 - 3 p.m. ET

  • Opening Remarks, Program Introduction, and Pre-Solicitation Highlights - Dusty Lang
  • Fireside Chat on Phase 0 with Dusty Lang and Pat Dillon
  • Review of the 24.1 Solicitation – Dusty Lang
    • The DHS topics in the 24.1 SBIR Pre-Solicitation are:
      • DHS241-001 – Agnostic Detection of Synthetic Opioids and Other Illicit Drugs
      • DHS241-002 – Data Labeling and Curation at Scale (DLCS) for Machine Learning Algorithms
      • DHS241-003 – 911 Voice-over-IP Telephone Dispatchable Location System
      • DHS241-004 – Software Defined Radio for Public Safety (SDR-PS)
      • DHS241-005 – Video Analysis of Drug and Human Smuggling Activities
      • DHS241-006 – Enhancing Mobile Radiological/Nuclear (R/N) Detection Through Contextual Information
  • Live Q&A

About the DHS SBIR Program

DHS uses the SBIR program to fund the development of innovative solutions to help address homeland security needs. SBIR is an excellent opportunity for agile, innovative small businesses to support and advance homeland security technologies. Administered by DHS Science & Technology Directorate, the DHS SBIR Program supports a full spectrum of SBIR initiatives serving all DHS components.

For more information about the DHS SBIR Program, visit the program portal at https://oip.dhs.gov/sbir/public or email STSBIR.Program@hq.dhs.gov

Last Updated: 12/07/2023
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