Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Opportunities exist to move technologies and capabilities relevant to advancements in the functional fabrics and adjacent industries  forward that are in support of Government and commercial interests. AFFOA seeks to fund revolutionary ideas, prototype development, and manufacturing advancements through open and on-going calls for proposal.  The Funding Opportunities page has been established to support a coordinated response to pressing needs by the US Government, that may have dual-use application, to which proposers may submit a brief proposal and budget in response to specific topics of interest.

Funding Opportunity #1

AFFOA Related Government Funding Opportunities

  • Department of Defense SBIR Topic
  • Topic #: OSD 193-001
  • Title: Fabric-based power generation and storage
  • Component: OSD
  • Technology Areas: Materials / Processes
  • DESCRIPTION: Many emerging technologies in textiles will require consistent, reliable, safe and potentially washable power sources. The development of energy delivery fabrics can greatly accelerate the delivery of new fabric technologies for applications from self-powered shelters to drop and charge fabrics. This topic produces a fabric system capable of generating, storing and/or supplying power to relevant, modern electronic systems.
  • Link: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics?topicId=307287

  • Department of Defense SBIR Topic
  • Topic #: OSD 193-002
  • Title: Physiological monitoring garments
  • Component: OSD
  • Technology Areas: Materials / Processes
  • DESCRIPTION: The world is rich in opportunities for active fabrics to improve training, enhance medical triage, sense and respond environmental factors, and provide care to victims. This topic seeks a fabric system that can monitor and report physiological and performance status. Measurements of interest include hydration level, blood oxygenation, core body temperature, heart rate variability, energy expenditure, hypothermia or shock measurements in fabric systems or other as defined.
  • Link: https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/topics?topicId=307287