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Department of Transportation Opens to New SBIR Proposals

October 19th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative small businesses are encouraged to explore the latest Department of Transportation (DOT) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) federal funding opportunity. The SBIR program promotes the development of new research-based products and services that align with agency-specific topics. Through this program, small businesses and their partners can move their technologies from the idea stage to […]

SBA Seeks Tibbetts Award Nominations

October 18th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

The Small Business Administration seeks nominations for its annual Tibbetts Awards  through Nov. 14. Awards are for small businesses, individuals, and supporting organizations that exemplify the best in the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, founder of the SBIR program. Nominated companies are evaluated based on technological innovation, business impact, broader […]

The 2016 Defense Energy Innovation Summit and Showcase will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Austin, Texas.  This event is led by TechConnect in partnership with The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL). The early-bird registration rate is available before Oct. 21. This event will feature presentations and networking sessions with the following agencies: Department of […]

UAMS BioVentures Announces Arkansas Life Sciences Summit

October 5th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, and members of the general public interested in learning more about statewide innovative business activity in the life sciences are encouraged to attend the 2016 Arkansas Life Sciences Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Conway. Attendees can expect to hear presentations from 14 Arkansas companies that are moving new technologies towards commercial market. […]

SFC Fluidics Inc., ASBTDC client and Fayetteville-based medical research company, recently won a $225,000 NIH SBIR Phase I grant to develop a dual hormone patch pump for Type 1 diabetic patients. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults and affects 4 million worldwide. SFC Fluidics has exclusive license to a suite […]

Department of Defense Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

October 5th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Research-based small companies are encouraged to explore the Department of Defense’s latest Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Broad Agency Announcements. Proposals that respond to specific agency research topics are due Oct. 26 at 5 a.m. Depending on agency component, DoD SBIR/STTR awards range from a base total of $100,00-$150,ooo for a 9-12 […]

State Summit for Life Science Companies Is Oct. 19

September 30th, 2016 by Gwen Green

The Arkansas Life Sciences Summit organized and hosted by UAMS BioVentures is coming up Oct. 19 in Conway. Patrick Plues of Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) will be the keynote speaker. The summit will also showcase life science-based companies from Arkansas and include breakout sessions and panel discussions. The companies presenting will include Infinite Enzymes LLC, […]

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NSF Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

September 16th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

The National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs have new funding opportunities available for innovative small businesses. The NSF seeks proposals from small businesses across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. The deadline for SBIR and STTR proposals is Dec. 6. NSF SBIR/STTR technology topics include the following: Advanced Manufacturing […]

Printed Circuit Board Issues to Consider Pre-Design

September 7th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

A recent article in Make shared seven issues that can lead to costly mistakes with printed circuit board design. A PCB is the foundation piece for connecting and holding electronic components together. Issues to consider to avoid in PCB design include the following: High current traces not wide enough Errors in landing patterns Incorrect antenna layout […]

EPA Seeks SBIR Proposals by Oct. 20

September 7th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative researchers exploring commercial development of environmental technology are encouraged to explore the 2016 EPA SBIR solicitation. This EPA SBIR solicitation opened Aug. 30, and closes at noon EST on Oct. 20. The EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I contract awards up to $100,000 for 6 month project performance periods. The […]