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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.

OPEN SPARTN TOPICS

For every SPARTN topic, you’ll typically have 28 days to apply.

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INVENTORY, EVOLVED

Vision-Based Inventory Management // Topic #A214-037

Inventory management for artillery munitions is still a manual pen-and-paper process, which greatly slows inventory transfer and needlessly exposes Soldiers to dangerous materiel during the process. The Army wants software that can analyze a wide variety of munitions using machine and computer vision.

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DESIGN NEXT-LEVEL TRAINING

Virtual Human Integration Supporting Intelligent Tutoring / Adaptive Training // Topic #A214-036

Synthetic training can transform what would otherwise be a single, cost-prohibitive live training into infinitely replicable and scalable virtual scenarios. The Army wants software that can enhance synthetic training for Soldiers so that simulations are intelligent, adaptive, and humanlike.

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Help Robots Help Themselves

RCV Sustainment // Topic #A214-035

Robotic Combat Vehicles (RCVs) require remote troubleshooting, service, and resupply in the field. The Army wants hardware and software components around sensors and sensor data to gather, fuse, and interpret RCV sustainment capabilities and requirements.

Watch the RCV webinars and review the slides.

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PRE-RELEASE SPARTN TOPICS

For every SPARTN topic, you'll typically have 28 days to ask questions before the application window opens.
Take advantage of this time to get smart and get ready to apply.

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ENHANCE ERP EXPERIENCES

Logistics Enterprise Enhancement Platform // Topic #A214-038

An intuitive user interface would enable the Army’s current tactical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to easily enter data, perform analysis, and make informed decisions. The Army wants software to enhance the ERP’s UI/UX and leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to produce better insights.


UPCOMING SPARTN WEBINARS

Learn more about SPARTN topics and get your questions answered live.

Three SPARTN Tracks

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

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Cohort

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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