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Dept. of Education Seeks SBIR Proposals

December 12th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Research-based companies in the field of education technology can explore new funding opportunities through the Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Request for Proposals. The proposal submission deadline is Jan. 25, 2018. Phase I projects should concnentrate on research and development that establishes the feasibility of the technological approach. Awards are […]

DoD Pre-Releases SBIR/STTR Broad Agency Announcements

December 12th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative Arkansas companies can explore federal funding opportunities in the Department of Defense’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Broad Agency Announcement pre-releases. Phase I proposal applications are due on Feb. 7, 2018. Phase I projects are intended to determine the technical feasibility of proposed concepts. Phase I awards are typically between […]

EPA Opens to New SBIR Proposals

November 15th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative Arkansas entrepreneurs are encouraged to explore federal funding opportunities within the 2017 Environmental Protection Agency’s Small Business Innovation Research Phase I solicitation. The goal of EPA’s SBIR program is to support commercialization of innovative technologies to support the agency’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. The EPA anticipates making approximately 12 Phase […]

NOAA Seeks SBIR Proposals

November 14th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative businesses interested in developing new technologies that improve conditions of the oceans and in the atmosphere may benefit from exploring funding opportunities within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Small Business Innovation Research Program. Phase I applications are due Jan. 31. NOAA SBIR awards are up to $120,000 with up to a six-month period […]

DOE Issues Release 2 of SBIR/STTR Topics

November 14th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Research-based companies interested in developing new technology that addresses national energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges are encouraged to explore the Dept. of Energy’s Release 2 of FY 2018 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I topics here. The DOE will release the full SBIR/STTR Phase I funding opportunity announcement associated with these research […]

Fayetteville’s SurfTec, LLC has won a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant from the National Science Foundation to demonstrate compatibility of its nanoparticle-based adhesion technology with metal-polymer bearings currently on the market. SurfTec’s technology allows a chemical bond to be formed between polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and various surfaces, without requiring toxic chemicals to etch and […]

Dept. of Energy Seeks SBIR/STTR Proposals

October 17th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative small businesses and their partners are encouraged to explore funding opportunities within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I program. The DOE has issued its FY 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase I funding opportunity announcement. Letters of intent are due by Oct. 30 and full grant applications […]

SFC Fluidics Gets $1.4M for Mobile Drug Delivery Systems

September 19th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

SFC Fluidics, based in Fayetteville, received a two-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to further develop the min-ePump™ for implantable or wearable, wirelessly-controlled rapid-dosing drug delivery systems in small animals. The funding is a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II award. Current methods to deliver drugs and therapeutics to animals […]

Magnolia-based Fauxsee Innovations has won a one-year, $226,000 Small Business Technology Transfer award from the National Eye Institute for a clinical trial involving their Roboglasses® device. Fauxsee Innovations is a research and development company that specializes in creating assistive devices for the blind and visually impaired. Over 46% of the 11.4 million visually impaired people […]

NSF Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

September 19th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative small businesses and their research partners can explore funding opportunities within the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer solicitations. Submission deadline is Dec. 5. Through its SBIR/STTR program, also called “America’s Seed Fund,” the NSF seeks to fund startups developing high-impact engineering and science-based products and services with […]

The first Arkansas Entrepreneurial & Innovation Ecosystem Summit was held Tuesday, Aug. 22, in North Little Rock at the Arkansas Municipal League. Hosted by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the event attracted 42  service providers, technology company leaders, and university members with key roles in supporting innovative Arkansas entrepreneurs. The purpose of the summit was […]

Don’t Miss These SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities!

August 23rd, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative entrepreneurs and small businesses, please note the dates of the following open and upcoming Small Business Innovation Research/ Small Business Technology Transfer funding opportunities: Open Now 1) Department of Health and Human Services SBIR/STTR Omnibus solicitations Standard solicitation deadlines: Sept. 5, Jan. 5 and April 5 2) U.S. Dept. of Agriculture SBIR FY 2018 […]

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Innovators are encouraged to explore the Department of Defense’s identified needs to determine if they would be a fit, either providing a pitch or poster presentation for Encountering Innovation Week to be held Oct. 23-27 in Wichita, Kansas. Tuesday is the only pitch day for out-of-state presenters. At this event, innovators can connect with the […]

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Tocol Pharmaceuticals is using cutting-edge technology to develop products inspired by nature to improve human health. The company recently received a $1 million investment from La Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja (UTPL)  in Ecuador to introduce its radioprotection products into the South American market. Tocol was co-founded by Dr. Cesar Compadre and Dr. Philip Breen as part of […]

Fayetteville-based Ozark Integrated Circuits, a long-time client of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, has won $310,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop silicon carbide technology for two commercial applications: flow sensing and ultraviolet detectors/arrays. The pair of Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grants have nine-month project performance periods. Ozark IC has […]

GSS Group LLC based in Bella Vista has received notice of a $100,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research grant to produce a vertical hydroponic design that can grow crops either alongside horizontal hydroponic systems or in someone’s window. Existing hydroponic producers can benefit from the market-ready apparatus by using it to maximize […]

USDA Opens to New SBIR Proposals

July 14th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative researchers interested in developing agriculture-related technologies for commercial market are encouraged to explore the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I FY2018 Request for Applications. Phase I awards are intended to support research projects that prove the scientific feasibility of a new approach or concept with commercial potential. Awards can […]

For your company to apply for and receive federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, you need to complete several federal registrations that require two company numbers. Below in sequential order is the list of company numbers and federal registrations that you need to complete online. Allow […]

Fayetteville-based Ozark Integrated Circuits has won a $750,000 Phase II award from the Department of Defense Air Force to develop a rugged physical platform that will enhance electronic control and management of jet engines. For the two-year Small Business Technology Transfer project, Ozark IC will collaborate with the University of Arkansas’ High Density Electronics Center. Everyday silicon […]

Arkansas small businesses can explore doing business with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration July 20 in Little Rock. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, in cooperation with the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, is hosting Doing Business with NASA at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Any company interested in learning about […]

Smart Cities Connect Conference Begins June 25

May 17th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative companies and researchers interested in the Internet of Things field are encouraged to explore the program for this year’s Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo, June 25-28 in Austin, Texas. Over 400 speakers and innovators and more than 200 city communities will be in attendance. Workshops will address the following topic areas: Networks & […]

As a company prepares a new Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer proposal application, the project budget needs to be considered at the same time the work plan is developed. The work plan identifies key project personnel, materials, travel and other resources involved with each research task. The project budget details these […]

Start Planning Your DOE SBIR/STTR Proposal

May 16th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

The Department of Energy (DOE) is expected to seek new Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer applications in August. New prospective applicants can begin taking steps now to plan their DOE SBIR/STTR proposals. Below are some tips to get you started. DOE SBIR/STTR Learning Site Developed and offered by Dawnbreaker, the DOE […]

The federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs provide early-stage research and development funding for small firms to commercialize technology. To inform Arkansas entrepreneurs and researchers about agency opportunities and the application requirements, ASBTDC offers live webinars about SBIR/STTR. Upcoming webinars will include Tips for Writing a SBIR/STTR Proposal Application, along with several […]

Air Force Previews New SBIR/STTR Topics

April 19th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative entrepreneurs and small businesses are encouraged to check out the preview list of new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) topics issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) Air Force. The DoD’s next SBIR/STTR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is scheduled for pre-release Friday, April 21. Applications will be due June 21. […]

Abstracts Due April 29 for SusTech 2017

April 19th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

The 5th Annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017) has extended its call for abstracts through April 29. The conference is a natural fit for scientists, industry, and support organizations interested in exploring the development and application of science, engineering, and technology to achieve a sustainable lifestyle for […]

The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) is a nationwide network of more than 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for moving federal technologies from laboratory to marketplace. The FLC community is comprised of world-renowned scientists, engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs, academia, laboratory personnel, and technology transfer professionals. This year’s […]

Fayetteville-based company SurfTec recently received an award of $1.2 million from the Department of Energy in response to a special funding announcement. Through this two-year DOE Next Generation Electric Machines: Enabling Technologies award, SurfTec will explore implementing a nanoparticle-based coating as a replacement for traditional journal bearing materials. Journal bearings are mechanical devices used to reduce […]

NSF Seeks SBIR/STTR Proposals

March 21st, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative businesses are encouraged to explore new funding opportunities within the National Science Foundation’s new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) solicitations. The NSF seeks proposals from small businesses across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. The following broad research topics can be found in these NSF SBIR/STTR […]

Fayetteville-based Ozark Integrated Circuits won a $155,000 Small Business Innovation Research award from the Department of Energy to provide an enhanced solution for geothermal well data collection. Ozark IC is a fabless semiconductor company that develops integrated circuits designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions. Geothermal is an attractive, carbon-free form of energy that could […]

Department of Defense Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

January 11th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

The Department of Defense has open Broad Agency Announcements for SBIR and STTR proposals through the agency’s proposal submission website. Proposal applications must be received by 5 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Through the DoD’s online SBIR Interactive Topic Information System, applicants can ask technical questions by topic area through Jan. 25. Applicants are […]

SBIR/STTR Program Reauthorized for 5 Years

January 11th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

The House and Senate passed the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) reauthorization as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (HR 1540). With this passage, the SBIR/STTR programs are secured from Sept. 30, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2022. The SBIR/STTR reauthorization will keep most of the base programs the […]

Defense and Homeland Security Issue SBIR/STTR Topics

December 14th, 2016 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative small businesses developing new products or services are encouraged to explore the latest research topics of interest for both the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. The DoD has topics for both its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. As a smaller agency, the DHS participates in […]

ASBTDC Plans Webinars for Life-Sciences Ventures

December 13th, 2016 by Gwen Green

Beginning Feb. 7, a slate of live webinars hosted by ASBTDC will help life-sciences entrepreneurs and researchers explore commercialization options. Four guest experts will lead the sessions. The webinar schedule kicks off with Robert Vinson of the National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer introducing the federal funding programs. […]

NASA Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

November 30th, 2016 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative small businesses and partnering research institutions are encouraged to explore federal funding opportunities within the National Aeronautics Space Administration Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program. NASA seeks SBIR/STTR proposals to research and develop\ new technologies with strong potential for transition into NASA mission programs and outside commercial markets. NASA SBIR Phase I […]

TechConnect is a global technology outreach and development organization that vets and delivers the world’s most promising technologies to the world’s top corporate, government, and investment developers. The 2017 TechConnect World Innovation Conference is designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the lab and into industry. This conference will be held May 14-17 in […]

Dept. of Education Issues Call for SBIR Proposals

November 30th, 2016 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative small businesses are encouraged to explore open Small Business Innovation Research funding opportunities within the Department of Education. The DoED’s Institute of Education Sciences seeks new education technology to improve relevant student, teacher or administrator outcomes in education and special education settings. DoED SBIR Phase I awards are for $150,000 and 6-month project performance […]

Nov. 22, President Obama awarded 21 Americans the Presidential Medal of Freedom. These individuals ranged from engineers to artists. This honor is reserved for individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. Five […]

Apple Watch Series 2 Offers Health Features

November 16th, 2016 by Rebecca Todd

Apple recently announced the upcoming release of Apple Watch Series 2 that features a faster processor, bigger battery, brighter screen waterproof construction and a GPS module. Apple has also provided an update to the Operating System Watch OS 3 that can be used with Apple Watch 1 and 2. Using Watch OS 3, users can […]

What is Blockchain Technology?

November 16th, 2016 by Rebecca Todd

A recent article in the State Science & Technology Institute shined a spotlight on blockchain, an emerging technology intended to provide a secure, efficient pathway for billions of devices to transact and share information across diverse platforms. Blockchain is the web-based database platform behind Bitcoin with significant economic potential. The blockchain platform consists of constantly […]