The goal of the Department of Navy (DoN) Rapid Innovation Fund is to transition innovative
technologies that resolve operational challenges or save costs into DoN Acquisition programs. The DoN seeks mature prototypes for final development, testing, evaluation, and integration. Those selected for award may receive up to $3 million in Rapid Innovation Funding and will have up to two years to perform the work. There is a source selection preference for technologies coming from small businesses.
There are two phases in the source selection process: white paper submission and full proposal
submission. Full proposals submission is upon invitation only. DoN funds available for award are
approximately $45-65 million.
1.6 Response Dates and Key Dates
Event Date Time
BAA is released 07/29/2013
Due Date for Questions 08/28/2013 3:00 p.m. EST
Website Opens for White Paper Submissions 08/14/2013
BAA Closes for White Papers 09/30/2013 3:00 p.m. EST
Full Proposals Due 30 days after invitation
Notification of Selection for Awards 02/25/2014 – 04/25/2014 *
Contract Awards 04/11/2014 – 07/10/2014 *
*These dates are estimates as of the date of this announcement.