Independent Research and Development (IRAD) focused
on solving DoD/IC technology challenges have been a
great source of innovation for many years.
Many large companies in the Defense and Intel
industry dedicate significant time and resources to
conduct IRADs. However, it is more rare and sometimes
very complicated for Small Businesses to take on
The aim of this panel is to provide lessons learned
and best practices to help Small Businesses take on
IRADs as a way to advance innovative solutions and
improve their outreach to their customers.