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Powered by SBIR. Backed by AAL.

SPARTN unites Army SBIR funding and AAL's business model to create a program built with solvers in mind. Designed for U.S.-based businesses with fewer than 500 employees, SPARTN is the latest tool to help small businesses advance their technology while supporting Army modernization priorities.


We're always on the hunt for new problems to solve, so check back often for new opportunities.

In the meantime, arm yourself with knowledge on SPARTN and the SBIR process to have an edge on the application process.


Learn more about past SPARTN topics by watching a webinar recording.

Three SPARTN Tracks

SPARTN tailors the SBIR experience to best fit the type of problem being solved.

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We need ways to solve parts or all of complex, multi-faceted problems.

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Point Challenge

We need a specific solution, tailored to meet a detailed problem statement.

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Area Challenge

When we need solutions in a general area for problems that may not yet exist.

Get Started

You can apply to help solve a specific SPARTN problem via the Defense SBIR/STTR innovation portal (DSIP). Simply search for the problem you want to help solve using the associated topic name or number.

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