Posts Tagged ‘SBIR’

EPA Opens to New SBIR Proposals

November 15th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

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 commercialization of innovative technologies to support the agency’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. The EPA anticipates making approximately 12 Phase […]

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 […]

DOE Issues Release 2 of SBIR/STTR Topics

November 14th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

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 Technology Transfer Phase I topics here. The DOE will release the full SBIR/STTR Phase I funding opportunity announcement associated with these research […]

Dept. of Energy Seeks SBIR/STTR Proposals

October 17th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

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 SBIR/STTR Phase I funding opportunity announcement. Letters of intent are due by Oct. 30 and full grant applications […]

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 someone’s window. Existing hydroponic producers can benefit from the market-ready apparatus by using it to maximize […]

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 […]

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. Below in sequential order is the list of company numbers and federal registrations that you need to complete online. Allow […]

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 personnel, materials, travel and other resources involved with each research task. The project budget details these […]

Start Planning Your DOE SBIR/STTR Proposal

May 16th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

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 some tips to get you started. DOE SBIR/STTR Learning Site Developed and offered by Dawnbreaker, the DOE […]

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 geothermal well data collection. Ozark IC is a fabless semiconductor company that develops integrated circuits designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions. Geothermal is an attractive, carbon-free form of energy that could […]

Department of Defense Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

January 11th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

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 Interactive Topic Information System, applicants can ask technical questions by topic area through Jan. 25. Applicants are […]

SBIR/STTR Program Reauthorized for 5 Years

January 11th, 2017 by Rebecca Norman

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 Sept. 30, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2022. The SBIR/STTR reauthorization will keep most of the base programs the […]

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 […]

NASA Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

November 30th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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. NASA seeks SBIR/STTR proposals to research and develop\ new technologies with strong potential for transition into NASA mission programs and outside commercial markets. NASA SBIR Phase I […]

Dept. of Education Issues Call for SBIR Proposals

November 30th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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, teacher or administrator outcomes in education and special education settings. DoED SBIR Phase I awards are for $150,000 and 6-month project performance […]

Department of Energy Issues New SBIR/STTR Topic Release

November 16th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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 Transfer Phase I awards range in size from $150,000-$225,000 depending on the topic. This funding announcement will be issued Monday, Nov. 28 and close to […]

NOAA Seeks SBIR Proposal Applications

November 2nd, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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 the following topics: Integrated Earth System Processes and Predictions Environmental Observations: Observing Systems Optimization Environmental Observations: Data Science Advancements Decision Science, […]

Department of Transportation Opens to New SBIR Proposals

October 19th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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 that align with agency-specific topics. Through this program, small businesses and their partners can move their technologies from the idea stage to commercial […]

SBA Seeks Tibbetts Award Nominations

October 18th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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 Business Technology Transfer program. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, founder of the SBIR program. Nominated companies are evaluated based on technological innovation, business impact, broader […]

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 before Oct. 21. This event will feature presentations and networking sessions with the following agencies: Department of […]

Department of Defense Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

October 5th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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 due Oct. 26 at 5 a.m. Depending on agency component, DoD SBIR/STTR awards range from a base total of $100,00-$150,ooo for a 9-12 […]

NSF Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals

September 16th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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 range of science and engineering disciplines. The deadline for SBIR and STTR proposals is Dec. 6. NSF SBIR/STTR technology topics include the following: Advanced Manufacturing […]

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 […]

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 […]

SBIR.gov Offers New Tutorials

July 13th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

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 official government site for this program, SBIR.gov, recently posted new tutorials to provide prospective applicants with key information about the program. Ten courses […]

Innovative Arkansas entrepreneurs are encouraged to explore research funding opportunities within the 2016 Department of Health and Human Services Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Omnibus grant solicitations. SBIR Phase I awards range in size from $150,000 to $225,000 for six-month project performance periods. Participating agency components (Note: STTR is only available […]

DOE Launches SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program

June 15th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

In July, the U.S. Department of Energy will launch the fourth round of its SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program to coincide with the agency’s anticipated July 18 announcement of the FY2017 Phase I, Release 1 SBIR/STTR topics. The program is aimed at helping eligible small R&D businesses and individuals successfully apply for SBIR/STTR federal funding from […]

SBIR Insider Speaks to Program Reauthorization

June 1st, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

The latest issue of the SBIR Insider addresses some important developments regarding Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program reauthorization. The SBIR/STTR program will need to be reauthorized by next year after being maintained over the past six years though the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. In the newsletter, author Rick Shindell notes that for the […]

This year’s National SBIR/STTR Conference kicked off with a Fireside Chat that addressed the role of liberal arts in innovative thinking, insights on working with the federal government, and opportunities to expand the nationwide spread of Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program awardees. Fireside Chat speakers included Stephen Gold of IBM, Jenny Lawton […]

Sensor technology is a research topic of interest across several federal agencies that participate in the Small Business Innovation Research /Small Business Technology Transfer program. The agencies include the Environmental Protection Agency, Dept. of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Dept. of Energy, National Science Foundation, Dept. of Health […]

The Department of Defense SBIR 16.2 and STTR 16.B solicitations have been pre-released. Until May 22, prospective applicants have the opportunity to communicate directly with topic authors to ask technical questions about the research topics. Each topic author’s name, phone number and email address is listed within each solicitation topic. DoD Small Business Innovation Research […]

Highlights from the Arkansas SBIR Road Tour

April 20th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative Arkansas entrepreneurs had the unique opportunity April 19 to meet directly with federal agency representatives from the Small Business Innovation Program. About 65 entrepreneurs attended the event, with several driving in from Jonesboro, Alma, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, and Russellville. The Tour Little Rock was part of the national SBIR Road Tour’s South East leg. SBA Administrator Maria […]

(Last in a series) After you’ve met with SBIR agency representatives the morning of the April 19 SBIR Road Tour, you’ll want to stick around for the afternoon session featuring SBIR winners from Arkansas as well as statewide funding and support organizations. The first panel on our afternoon agenda, “From the Trenches: Victory and Defeat, Stories of […]

The 2016 SBIR Road Tour will visit 15 states, and Arkansas is the first stop. The nationwide tour is coming to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Tuesday, April 19, to promote the federal Small Business Innovation Research program. SBIR and its sister Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) provide $2.5 billion annually to […]

Fayetteville-based company Ozark IC has been selected for a National Aeronautics and Space Administration Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract award to build a prototype ultraviolet imager for NASA’s programs in Earth observation and planetary exploration. This is the first Arkansas NASA SBIR Phase II since 2010, and the 8th for an Arkansas company in the history […]

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. […]

The 2016 SBIR Road Tour will visit 15 states, and the first stop will be Arkansas. The nationwide tour comes to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Tuesday, April 19. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will host the free event, set for 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Reynolds […]

Energy and Education SBIR Funding Opportunities

December 16th, 2015 by Sarah Ricard

Department of Energy SBIR/STTR  The Department of Energy has issued its FY 2016 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Letters of intent (required for Phase I application) must be submitted by Dec. 21, 5 p.m. EST. Grant applications to both SBIR and STTR programs must […]

Fayetteville’s SFC Fluidics Wins NIH SBIR Award

October 21st, 2015 by Sarah Ricard

SFC Fluidics, a Fayetteville-based medical research company, has won a $175,003 SBIR Phase I award from the National Institutes of Health to support the development of its Min-ePumpTM. SFC Fluidics has been an Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center client since 2011. Anna Washburn, SFC’s projects coordinator, worked extensively with ASBTDC Innovation Consultant Rebecca Norman on the […]