March 2022
Introducing SOFWERX Tech Tuesday
SOFWERX is a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) between the Department of Defense United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and Defensewerx. The SOFWERX program has recently begun the Tech Tuesday platform for innovators to highlight their capabilities in a 30-minute pitch to government stakeholders.
To find out the areas of interest, go here for details.
To submit your game-changing technologies and highlight your capabilities, go here.

State funding for SHARPhub participants?
Find out if you qualify for funding from your state

NIH funding for SHARPhub ends as of April 5, 2022. That means all resources and services will still be available from BBCetc but for a fee. To cover some of that cost,
you can apply to your SHARPhub state for assistance.
Click the appropriate link below to learn more.
Get a head start on customer discovery
Soar with Air Force Tech Connect
The Air Force has introduced the Tech Connect Program, which allows Air Force programs the opportunity to share their request for key capabilities. Businesses can engage the program officers with their solutions through the Tech Connect Share Your Idea Program.
BBCetc Training for March
Introduction to the SBIR/STTR Programs
March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
FREE Live Workshop
Find out how the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. Join our expert for this virtual session to learn what it takes to successfully participate in the programs.
From the Sources’ Mouth - March
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free live workshop
This 1-hour webinar gives you the chance to learn directly from Jacqueline Gray, SBIR Program Manager for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Join us to learn what is needed for a successful proposal to NIST.
Non-SBIR/STTR funding opportunity from DOD
The DOD has released Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) pre-announcement for the Department of Defense programs managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) for the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) 
  • Clinical Trial Award 
  • Translational Research Award 
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award

NIH awardees must report
possible research misconduct
You’ll need to file an annual report by April 30, 2022. That includes reporting any allegations of research misconduct to the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). You’ll also need to have a written policy regarding research misconduct. But how do you do that?
NIH raises salary cap
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale. The Office of Personnel Management released new salary levels and effective January 2, 2022, the salary cap
for Executive Level II is now $203,700.
DOD announces new funding initiative
The National Security Innovation Capital (NSIC) helps dual-use hardware startup companies advance their product’s transition to market by addressing the shortfall of private investment from trusted sources. NSIC is focused on next-generation hardware for application to connected mobile and edge systems for operations in land, sea, air, and space domains. Find out more about NSIC and how to submit a proposal at the link below.
SBIR/STTR funding opportunities
About BBCetc
BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC (BBCetc) works with technology-based entrepreneurs and companies across the U.S. on strategies to advance their R&D efforts to commercialization. The BBCetc team is nationally recognized for its success in helping clients secure federal funding through the SBIR and STTR programs. BBCetc services include research grant assistance, SBIR/STTR training and proposal development assistance, and grants and contract management.

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