Small Business Igniting

BIG INNOVATION

Connecting small businesses with the U.S. Army to spur innovation. The xTech Program manages the Army’s prize competitions to award and accelerate innovative technology solutions that can help solve Army challenges. 

Winners Announced

xTechPrime

Fifteen small businesses have been selected to receive an additional cash prize of $20,000 each and the opportunity to submit for a Direct to Phase II SBIR Award of up to $1.9M each.

Winners Announced

xTechHBCU Student 2023-2024

The xTechHBCU Student Competition is a forum for students to engage with the Department of Defense, earn prize money, participate in a unique accelerator program, and potentially have an opportunity to develop a prototype for their designed solutions as final winners of the competition.

Winners Announced

xTechSBIR Autonomy

The Army xTech Program selected 20 teams to receive a cash prize of $15,000 and an invitation to submit a Phase I SBIR award focusing on novel autonomous ground and air vehicle capabilities and technology solutions.

Winners Announced

xTechSearch 8

The U.S. Army xTech Program selected 20 small businesses to receive an additional cash prize of $35,000 and the opportunity to submit a Phase I SBIR Award of up to $250,000 each.

Accepting Submissions

xTechHBCU Student 2024-2025

The xTechHBCU Student competition is a forum for undergraduate students to engage with the Department of Defense, earn prize money, participate in a unique accelerator program and potentially develop a prototype for their designed solutions as final winners of the competition.

Finalists Announced

xTechInternational 2024

12 international small to medium businesses and international academic and research institutions have been selected to receive an additional prize of $10,000, the opportunity to participate in an accelerator program and, and invitation to the finals in Madrid in August 19-23, 2024.

xTechInternational Background

Finalists Announced

xTechScalable AI

Eight small businesses have been selected to receive an additional prize of $10,000, the opportunity submit a Direct to Phase II U.S. Army SBIR proposal.

Coming Soon!

Technical Grand Challenge

The Army will be launching a competition for small businesses, large businesses, academia, and non-traditional defense contractors to develop approaches to new and existing AI problems. The competition will utilize Army data, use-cases and apply collaborative solutions in a live technical challenge.

OPEN COMPETITIONS

Do you want to work with the Army to solve big problems? Check out xTech’s open competitions and see which is right for your business. Submit your application today!

ACTIVE COMPETITIONS

Our xTech active competitions are in full-swing! With submission windows closed, check out the topics being tackled throughout each phase of our competitions.

HOW COMPETITIONS WORK

PHASE 1

It starts with a white paper.

PHASE 2

That gets you to the pitch event.

PHASE 3

That leads to proof-of-concept presentations and potential follow-on contracts!

Innovation Through Collaboration

We don’t just award cash prizes. We provide education, mentorship and networking opportunities to help integrate small businesses into the Army science and technology ecosystem.


what we do


  • Connect with non-traditional small businesses to spur innovation
  • Accelerate technology development for the Army
  • Break down barriers to working with the Army
  • Propel American business toward enduring commercial viability and success

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