Small Business Igniting


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. 

Finalists Announced

xTechSearch 7

20 small businesses have been selected to receive an additional prize of $15,000 each and advance to Part 3: Finals, scheduled to occur in June 2023. The finalists will also have the opportunity to participate in the xTechSearch 7 Accelerator.

Congratulations to our Finalists


xTechInternational Advanced Manufacturing and Materials competition is gearing up for Part 2: Final Technology Pitches. We would like to congratulate all of our finalists. xTechInternational is a forum for eligible international small businesses and international academic institutions to engage with the Department of Defense, earn prize money, and potentially participate in the accelerator program.

Accepting Submissions


The United States (U.S.) Army would like to invite interested entities to participate in the xTechPrime competition, a forum for eligible small businesses and technology integrators to form teams in order to bring forward innovative technology solutions to solve current Army needs.

Accepting Submissions

xTechSBIR Autonomy

The Army xTech Program is seeking novel capabilities and technology solutions with a focus on autonomous ground and air vehicles. The competition is awarding up to $500,000 in cash prizes, up to $250,000 each in Phase I SBIR awards and up to $1.9M each in Phase II SBIR awards.


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!


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



It starts with a white paper.


That gets you to the pitch event.


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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