SBIR/TABA for Okean Solutions, Inc.

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O3 has provided Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) for several Okean Solutions, Inc. SBIR contracts since 2021. In 2022, Okean Solutions and O3 were awarded a two-year NASA Phase II project: Fault Management Analysis Tool For Model Centric Systems Engineering, including additional TABA work to expand the commercialization and business planning that was begun in Phase I.

O3 developed and maintains the MONSID.com website, designs marketing materials for Okean Solutions, and supports proposal development.

In addition to these services, O3 works in partnership with Okean Solutions, providing competitor research, including commercial competitors and SBIR competitors, market analysis, intellectual property research and recommendations, and marketing and branding research and recommendations. The company leads the evolution of Okean’s business strategy, business model, and commercialization plan to expand the appeal of Okean and MONSID to commercial partners and customers.

Read more about a recent project that benefits from our TABA efforts at /news/okean-solutions-selected-for-a-nasa-sbir-program-phase-ii-award/.

What is SBIR?

SBIR, or Small Business Innovation Research, encourages U.S. domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. A competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs. (excerpted from the SBIR website). Read more about the SBIR program…

What is TABA?

Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) provides an opportunity to assist small businesses participating in the SBIR and STTR programs with commercializing its technology. It enables federal agencies to help small businesses by funding vendors to support commercializing their innovations or by providing additional funding directly to small businesses so they can contract their own vendors and consultants for commercialization purposes. It can be used to help awardees in making better technical decisions on SBIR/STTR projects;  solving technical problems that arise during SBIR/STTR projects; minimizing technical risks associated with SBIR/STTR projects; and  commercializing the SBIR/STTR product or process, including intellectual property protections as well as assistance with product sales, intellectual property protections, market research, market validation, and development of regulatory plans and manufacturing plans. (excerpted from the SBIR website) Read more about TABA…

The SBIR.gov website has a wealth of information, including extensive search capability for topics, solicitations, awards and funded projects , specific projects, and awarded companies, such as Okean Solutions.