In June 2020, RopeSafe was awarded an Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (AF SBIR) contract to work with government agencies to develop and test RopeSafe Infrared - an innovative and cost effective edge protection solution that greatly improves operator and victim safety during limited visibility rescue operations. This new technology will be leveraged by military and first responders across North America starting in later 2020 and into 2021.
SBIR & STTR
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was established by Congress in 1982 to fund research and development (R&D) by small businesses of 500 or fewer employees. Eleven federal agencies participate in the program, including the Department of Defense.
The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program was established in 1992 to fund cooperative R&D projects with small businesses and non-profit U.S. research institutions, such as universities. Five federal agencies participate, including the Department of Defense. Both programs focus on projects and services with the potential to develop into a product for military or commercial sectors.
View the SBIR/STTR overview video here:
ROPESAFE INFRARED - "OWN THE EDGE"