Posts Tagged ‘National Science Foundation’

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 […]

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 […]

NSF Seeks SBIR/STTR Proposals

March 21st, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

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 […]

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 finest science and engineering-themed illustrations, photographs, videos, graphics, and interactive displays, whether produced by academic researchers, artists, or hobbyists. The […]

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. […]

Surgical Implants That Dissolve

July 29th, 2015 by Rebecca Norman

“Smart” implants could transform current medical and surgical treatments for broken bones. The National Science Foundation’s Science Nation online magazine recently featured research by a team at the NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Complicated bone fractures often require metal screws, pins, rods, or plates to hold the bone in […]