Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’

NOAA Seeks SBIR Proposals

November 14th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

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 […]

NSF Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

September 19th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

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 […]

USDA Opens to New SBIR Proposals

July 14th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

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 […]

Defense and Homeland Security Issue SBIR/STTR Topics

December 14th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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 […]

Department of Energy Releases New SBIR/STTR Topics

July 27th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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 topics will be included in the DOE’s FY17 Phase I Release I funding opportunity announcement, to be issued Aug. 15. The following DOE program offices are […]

ARPA-E Seeks Concepts for Energy Innovations

June 29th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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 Science (IDEAS) funding opportunity. The IDEAS grant funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is intended to provide rapid support of early-stage applied research for development of innovative new […]

SBIR Road Tour: Getting to Know the Agencies

March 23rd, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

(Third in a series) The 2016 Arkansas SBIR Road Tour will feature representatives from nine federal agency components: Department of Agriculture Department of Energy Department of Homeland Security National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Institutes of Health National Science Foundation Department of the Navy Department of the Air Force Missile Defense Agency The agencies have […]

Innovative small businesses and their research partners are encouraged to prepare now for future National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation and Small Business Technology Transfer grant funding opportunities. Both SBIR and STTR solicitations will be posted in March. The Phase I award amount has increased to $225,000 with a project performance period of 6-12 months. […]

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center hosted Global Entrepreneurship Week events at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Nov. 16-20. Daily lunch-and-learn sessions each covered a different topic related to entrepreneurship: “The Social Entrepreneur,” “My Student Startup Story,” “Commercializing Your Research,” and “Market Research Tips and Techniques.” Rebecca Norman led the session on […]

ASBTDC client Ozark Integrated Circuits has received board approval for a $100,000 Seed Capital Investment Program award from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Science & Technology for the commercialization of its patent-pending ultraviolet detector. The UV detector offers unique advantages in extreme environments as well as normal commercial environments. Extreme environments include low temperatures (less than -50 degrees C), high temperatures (200 to 600 degrees […]

Face-to-face and online, ASBTDC is helping innovative Arkansas entrepreneurs engage with the federal agencies that award $2 billion annually to small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research program. ASBTDC recently brought two SBIR experts, Brent Elrod and Dr. Lenka Fedorkova, to Little Rock to network with Arkansas-based entrepreneurs and companies and share their agency-specific […]

This year’s National Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference, held June 15-17 at the National Harbor in Maryland, featured new events that added interesting and informative dimensions to the conference. The night of June 16, the first SBIRx-Ignite event was held to spotlight talks from the next generation of innovators […]