City Innovate Announces Selection by AFWERX for SBIR Phase 1
City Innovate Announces Selection by AFWERX for SBIR Phase 1

Press Release

Jan 8, 2024

Our AI-powered tool, trained on 12+ million government RFPs and developed with AWS, streamlines the creation of technology procurement documents for government agencies, enabling swift articulation of requirements and detailed contract deliverables.

City Innovate announces it has been selected by AFWERX for an SBIR Phase 1, focused on automating the development of complex RFP packages 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 on December 14th, 2023, City Innovate started its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

“Our selection by AFWERX is a testament to our commitment to revolutionizing government procurement with Generative AI, aiming to significantly enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of the Air Force’s operations,” said Jay Nath, co-founder and co-chief executive officer at City Innovate. 

“City Innovate has worked hard over the last year to continue to bring innovative solutions to market that dramatically streamline document creation and reduce timelines from years to months, freeing up agency staff to focus on more high-value work,” said Kamran Saddique, co-founder and co-chief executive officer at City Innovate.

About City Innovate

City Innovate is the leader in Document Process Automation, providing a transformative enterprise solution for government agencies with complex document-centered processes. Whether in Admin, Policy, HR, Budgeting, Contracts, Grants, or Procurements, City Innovate accelerates time to result while ensuring compliance, insight, and oversight. For more information, visit

About 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

Source: City Innovate

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