Posts Tagged ‘research and development’

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 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 […]

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 […]

EPA Seeks SBIR Proposals by Oct. 20

September 7th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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 businesses to apply for Phase I contract awards up to $100,000 for 6 month project performance periods. The […]

Dept. of Energy Seeks SBIR/STTR Proposals

August 24th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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. Proposed ideas must respond to an agency-identified topic from the DOE’s research topic list. Interested applicants must submit letters of intent by Sept. 6 using instructions found […]

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. Once commercial ready, the technology will be ideal for food-and-beverage processing plants as well as the pharmaceutical industry. The vision of SurfTec […]

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 […]

Dept. of Commerce NIST Seeks SBIR Proposals

February 10th, 2016 by Sarah Ricard

Innovative entrepreneurs are encouraged to explore new funding opportunities within the Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Small Business Innovation Research federal funding opportunity. NIST anticipates making up to 12 Phase I awards at a maximum of $100,000 each. The NIST SBIR Phase I submission deadline is April 14. Applicants have 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. […]

Fifteen innovative entrepreneurs from across Arkansas came to the ASBTDC Lead Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock May 19 for our first USDA SBIR Networking event. Program attendees included university researchers from the University of Central Arkansas and UALR, as well as entrepreneurs from Jonesboro, Harford, Greenwood, Texarkana and Fayetteville. Industry areas represented by the participants included biofuels, […]

A recent article in Innovation Daily entitled “The Entrepreneur’s Rollercoaster” provided advice for entrepreneurs about pursuing long-term success even as they experience the highs and lows commonly associated with starting a new business. The tips provided readily apply to research-based companies that are using the Small Business Innovation Research program approach to funding their research and development […]

NASA FY 2015 SBIR/STTR Pre-Release Announcement

November 5th, 2014 by Rebecca Norman

The anticipated release dated of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s 2015 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer solicitation is on or about Nov. 14. The anticipated offer due date will be on or about Jan. 28, 2015. The intent of NASA’s SBIR/STTR programs is to provide small businesses with opportunities to compete for federal research […]