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What is an IR&D Project?

Read more here. Only submit Independent Research & Development projects.

Steps to Enter the Secure Marketplace

The Defense Innovation Marketplace provides a centralized resource for the Department’s Acquisition and Science and Technology professionals on information about industry’s Independent research and development activities.

In five easy steps, your company has the opportunity to share your organization’s Research and Development
projects with a broader DoD audience than previously possible.

Please note: This is NOT a place to enter DoD funded projects.

The following is an overview of the steps you can prepare to answer before you enter into the secure Marketplace:

  1. Five Easy Steps to Prepare to Enter Individual Project Data (Download PDF) **UPDATED 1/31/2017**
    As of November 1, 2014, the database transitioned from Defense Technology Areas to Communities of Interest.
  2. Pursuant to DFARS 231.205-18(c)(iii)(C), DTIC will update the IR&D Submission process to add a new proposed project input to the input form. In the interim, you will have 2 choices:If you have not contacted a knowledgeable Department of Defense member you should:Use the current IR&D input form to submit new proposals, and in the Status of Effort Field, select “New Proposal”.
    Select only one targeted organization from Target Agency field. Complete the remainder of the fields as necessary (required and optional).
    A system generated email will be sent to the Knowledgeable POC for the Targeted Agency you selected, notifying him that a new proposal has been entered.

    If you have already contacted a knowledgeable Department of Defense member about a New Proposal you should:

    Use the current IR&D input form, and in the Status of Effort Field, select New Start. Three new fields will appear for the First Name, Last Name and Date of the Knowledgeable POC that read your project. Complete the remainder of the fields as necessary (required and optional).

Updating IR&D Project Summaries

To have a record updated in the secure marketplace, you will need to contact with the project number you were given when you entered the project. The administrator will work with you to manually update or replace the record.

Access to Industry IR&D Data Input is Restricted

Your organization’s Independent Research & Development (IR&D) data input into the Defense Innovation Marketplace is considered proprietary and protected accordingly. Access to the database is restricted to Department of Defense (DoD) federal employees or military service members only with a direct interest in technology development or S&T planning and that have a Common Access Card (CAC).


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