Small Business Applied Research Pilot

Monday, December 10

The USAID has created the Small Business Applied Research (SBAR) Pilot is a field-based initiative to expand USAID’s access to emerging technology, products, services, methodologies, and scientific applications developed by U.S. based small businesses. Through a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), USAID is seeking solutions from eligible U. S. small businesses that are readily adaptable to meet some of the world’s most daunting development challenges. 

Please Note:  the SBAR program is not associated with the U. S. Department of Energy or the federal SBIR and STTR programs. 

The range of programmatic areas include:  Water, Agriculture, Energy, Global Stability (democracy and inclusive economic growth), Health, and Mobile Communications Technology addressing various international development challenges.  As of November 27, 2018, the SBAR Encore solicitation included 7 Problem Statements from 3 Missions:  Cambodia, Liberia, and Zambia.

Solicitation information conference is tentatively scheduled for January 23, 2019. Registration is required. Concepts are due by February 20, 2019. Visit for information about requirements.

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