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ASBTDC Client Wins DOE Funding for Nanomaterial Journal-Bearing Coating

ASBTDC Client Wins DOE Funding for Nanomaterial Journal-Bearing Coating      
March 21, 2017

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, SurfTe...

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NSF Seeks SBIR/STTR Proposals      
March 21, 2017

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...

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Ozark IC Wins Dept. of Energy SBIR Award for Geothermal Data Logging      
February 22, 2017

[caption id="attachment_4642" align="alignright" width="300"] Ozark IC team[/caption] 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...

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Department of Defense Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals      
January 11, 2017

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 Int...

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SBIR/STTR Program Reauthorized for 5 Years      
January 11, 2017

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...

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Defense and Homeland Security Issue SBIR/STTR Topics      
December 14, 2016

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 ...

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ASBTDC Plans Webinars for Life-Sciences Ventures      
December 13, 2016

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 th...

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NASA Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals      
November 30, 2016

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. ...

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TechConnect Seeks Abstracts, Technologies & Student Leaders      
November 30, 2016

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 Confere...

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Dept. of Education Issues Call for SBIR Proposals      
November 30, 2016

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, ...

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White House Honors Innovators with Presidential Medal of Freedom      
November 30, 2016

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 i...

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Apple Watch Series 2 Offers Health Features      
November 16, 2016

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 ...

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What is Blockchain Technology?      
November 16, 2016

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. ...

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Department of Energy Issues New SBIR/STTR Topic Release      
November 16, 2016

Innovative businesses and entrepreneurs interested in developing new, energy-related research products or services are encouraged to explore the Department of Energy’s latest SBIR/STTR topics. Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology...

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NOAA Seeks SBIR Proposal Applications      
November 2, 2016

The Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is accepting research proposals from small businesses for SBIR funding. During Phase I of the program, small businesses may submit innovative research proposals on th...

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Department of Transportation Opens to New SBIR Proposals      
October 19, 2016

Innovative small businesses are encouraged to explore the latest U.S. Department of Transportation Small Business Innovation Research federal funding opportunity. The SBIR program promotes the development of new research-based products and services tha...

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SBA Seeks Tibbetts Award Nominations      
October 18, 2016

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 Bu...

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Registration Open: 2016 Defense Energy Innovation Summit & Showcase      
October 17, 2016

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...

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UAMS BioVentures Announces Arkansas Life Sciences Summit      
October 5, 2016

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, ...

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Fayetteville Company Wins NIH SBIR Grant to Develop Drug Delivery System for Diabetics      
October 5, 2016

[caption id="attachment_4840" align="alignleft" width="204"] SFC Fluidics’ Bradley Ledden and Anna Washburn[/caption] SFC Fluidics Inc., ASBTDC client and Fayetteville-based medical research company, recently won a $225,000 NIH SBIR Phase I grant to ...

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Department of Defense Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals      
October 5, 2016

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...

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NSF Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals      
September 16, 2016

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 ...

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Printed Circuit Board Issues to Consider Pre-Design      
September 7, 2016

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...

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EPA Seeks SBIR Proposals by Oct. 20      
September 7, 2016

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 bu...

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FAA Sets Rules for Commercial Drone Use      
September 7, 2016

With the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration completion of operational rules for routine commercial drone use, new opportunities are becoming available for business and government. The FAA commonly refers to drones as unmanned...

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Dept. of Energy Seeks SBIR/STTR Proposals      
August 24, 2016

Innovative researchers with ideas for new energy concepts to address market needs are encouraged to explore the Department of Energy FY2017 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer funding opportunity announcement. Propose...

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Securing Water for Food Challenge      
August 24, 2016

Scientists and entrepreneurs with an interest in helping produce more food with less water in developing countries and who have piloted innovations may find a fit within the Securing Water for Food Challenge. This funding competition is intended to sou...

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SurfTec Wins NSF Grant to Develop Nanoparticle Coating for Electric Motors      
August 10, 2016

Fayetteville's SurfTec, LLC recently received notice of a $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and test a new nanoparticle composite coating to support greater wear life for electric motors. ...

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Trends in Biomass Production      
August 10, 2016

The U.S. has the future potential to produce at least one billion dry tons of biomass resources annually without adversely affecting the environment, according to a recent report jointly developed by the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Labora...

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White House Plan to Scale Up Microgrids      
August 9, 2016

Following a White House summit to boost the growing combination of renewables and energy storage, the Obama Administration identified several initiatives to scale up microgrids, energy storage, and renewable energy. Several military and private projects i...

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ASBTDC Client Wins More SBIR/STTR Funding      
July 27, 2016

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center client Ozark Integrated Circuits has won two federal research awards totaling $275,000 to further research and develop extreme environment circuits. In the past 13 months, Fayetteville-based Oza...

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Department of Energy Releases New SBIR/STTR Topics      
July 27, 2016

Innovative entrepreneurs and small businesses with ideas for energy-based technology are encouraged to explore the Department of Energy’s latest Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer research topics. These SBIR/STTR to...

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USDA Seeks Small Business Research Proposals      
July 27, 2016

Innovative entrepreneurs with ideas for research-based products or services with commercial potential are encouraged to explore funding opportunities within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Small Business Innovation Research program. The USDA’s...

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SBIR.gov Offers New Tutorials      
July 13, 2016

Entrepreneurs with ideas for new research and development having potential to lead to marketable technologies may be candidates for funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The offici...

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White House Calls for Cancer Moonshot Initiative      
July 13, 2016

President Barack Obama called for a “Cancer Moonshot Initiative” to make America the country that cures cancer once and for all at the White House Cancer Moonshot Summit June 29. The White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force is housed within the Offi...

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The Vizzies Opens to New Scientific Visualization Entries      
July 12, 2016

The National Science Foundation and Popular Science magazine announced that unique scientific visualizations from researchers and the public are being accepted for the 2017 Vizzies challenge. This competition, now in its 15th year, recognizes the fines...

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ASBTDC Participates in National Science Foundation I-Corps Regional Program      
July 11, 2016

ASBTDC's Blake Norman, Nancy Knighten, and Rebecca Norman served as industry mentors for student teams during the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Regional Program, held May 13-27. Eight teams comprised of graduate students, res...

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ARPA-E Seeks Concepts for Energy Innovations      
June 29, 2016

Innovative researchers, companies and consortium entities interested in conducting new, energy-related research are encouraged to explore Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (U.S. Dept. of Energy) Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied ...

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Walmart Technology Innovation Open Call      
June 29, 2016

As part of the 2016 Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit, Walmart Lab 415-C is opening submissions to technology companies that wish to be selected for Walmart’s “Technology Innovation Open Call” on October 6, 2016. The open call is aimed at finding...

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Robotics Market Hits Record High      
June 29, 2016

Assistive robotics technologies are now prevalent in factories, hospitals, cars, farms and home at a greater level than ever before. June 9 marked the 5-year anniversary of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), a multi-agency effort to accelerate the de...

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