Atomiq Has Been Awarded SBIR Phase I
May 24, 2024

(Pittsfield, MA) – Atomiq announces it has been selected by AFWERX for an SBIR Phase I in the amount of $62,899 focused on a Next-Gen Plasma-Based Propulsion System to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now on May 13, 2024, Atomiq began its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.


ATOMIQ is a leading technology company specializing in the development and commercialization of advanced propulsion technologies that reduces greenhouse gas emitions. With a strong focus on innovation and collaboration, ATOMIQ works closely with research institutions and industry partners to bring cutting-edge solutions to market. For more information, visit

About Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit


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