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As you may have gathered one of the hardest parts of getting that sweet sweet federal capital is having an R&D team ask for something that aligns to your interests. So we did a little analytics to figure out what’s hot (getting a lot of funding).
So what does this mean for you?
If your tech is in one of the nine largest areas: As you’ll see below the largest nine tech areas received around 27% of all funding, so if your tech is in one of those top nine there’s a good chance that a topic will come out in your strike zone in the next mont or two. On the other hand it also means that there are a lot of other companies competing in your space
If your tech isn’t in one of the nine largest: Not surprisingly the story for you is the opposite, you’ll probably have to wait longer for a topic, but if one comes out there’ll probably be less competition.
Caveat on the data: We based this analysis on DOD awards only, and we’re generally good with that decision because:
DOD represents about 50% of the total SBIR budget
DOD is so vast that their interests encompass all the other agencies
They ask there awardees to include research keywords which allowed us to do this analysis in a couple hours rather than a couple weeks