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SBIR Road Tour Returns to Little Rock, Presents Opportunity for Arkansas Science and Technology Entrepreneurs

SBIR Road Tour Returns to Little Rock, Presents Opportunity for Arkansas Science and Technology Entrepreneurs      
February 13, 2018

The 2018 National SBIR Road Tour will return to Little Rock on April 18. This half-day event will bring leaders of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer competitive funding programs to our state to meet with science...

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New accelHERate Events for Women Will Offer Startup Advice      
January 26, 2018

Women who are looking to start their own technology-based companies can hear from fellow women excelling in research, innovation, and business at “accelHERate,” a free forum presented by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Cente...

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Don’t Miss These Open and Upcoming SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities      
January 8, 2018

Innovative Arkansas entrepreneurs are encouraged to explore open and future federal funding opportunities within the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program. Research projects need to align with agency-identified rese...

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NIH Pilot Opens to SBIR/STTR Applicants      
January 8, 2018

Research-based companies interested in submitting new Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) applications or resubmissions by the April 5 deadline are encouraged to explore the Applicant Assistance Program (AA...

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Dept. of Education Seeks SBIR Proposals      
December 12, 2017

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...

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DoD Pre-Releases SBIR/STTR Broad Agency Announcements      
December 12, 2017

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 d...

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EPA Opens to New SBIR Proposals      
November 15, 2017

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 commer...

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NOAA Seeks SBIR Proposals      
November 14, 2017

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 Innova...

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DOE Issues Release 2 of SBIR/STTR Topics      
November 14, 2017

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...

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SurfTec Wins NSF SBIR Grant to Validate Nano Coating for Automotive and Space Industries      
October 18, 2017

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 th...

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Dept. of Energy Seeks SBIR/STTR Proposals      
October 17, 2017

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...

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SFC Fluidics Gets $1.4M for Mobile Drug Delivery Systems      
September 19, 2017

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 anima...

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Fauxsee Innovations Wins STTR Funding to Develop Navigation Aid for Visually Impaired      
September 19, 2017

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 compan...

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NSF Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals      
September 19, 2017

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. ...

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Recap: Arkansas’ 1st Entrepreneurial & Innovation Ecosystem Summit Opens Doors      
August 23, 2017

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, tech...

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Don’t Miss These SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities!      
August 23, 2017

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...

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Share Your Innovation with Dept. of Defense Tech Scouts      
August 23, 2017

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...

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Tocol Pharmaceuticals Receives $1M Investment to Develop Radioprotection Product for South American Market      
August 2, 2017

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 ...

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Energy Dept. Awards Pair of Grants to Ozark IC for Flow Sensing and UV Array Systems      
August 1, 2017

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: ...

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ASBTDC Client Wins USDA Grant for New Vertical Hydroponic Design      
July 19, 2017

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 s...

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USDA Opens to New SBIR Proposals      
July 14, 2017

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...

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Company Numbers and Federal Registrations for SBIR/STTR Program      
July 6, 2017

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. ...

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Ozark IC Wins Funding to Develop Platform for Jet Engine Systems      
June 21, 2017

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 B...

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Explore Contracting Opportunities with NASA July 20      
June 5, 2017

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 C...

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Smart Cities Connect Conference Begins June 25      
May 17, 2017

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 t...

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Considerations for Preparing a SBIR/STTR Project Budget      
May 17, 2017

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 perso...

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Start Planning Your DOE SBIR/STTR Proposal      
May 16, 2017

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...

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Webinars: Hear Straight from SBIR/STTR Program Managers      
May 15, 2017

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 agenc...

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Air Force Previews New SBIR/STTR Topics      
April 19, 2017

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’...

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Abstracts Due April 29 for SusTech 2017      
April 19, 2017

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 or...

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Next Week: 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium National Meeting      
April 19, 2017

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...

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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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