Posts Tagged ‘USDA SBIR’

USDA Seeks Small Business Research Proposals

July 27th, 2016 by Rebecca Norman

Innovative entrepreneurs with ideas for research-based products or services with commercial potential are encouraged to explore funding opportunities within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Small Business Innovation Research program. The USDA’s program, administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, issued its FY17 Request for Applications. Over $8.3 million is available to small businesses that create advanced […]

Jonesboro-based Infinite Enzymes has been selected for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research Phase I award to develop seed-based lipase and phospholipase production for enzymatic biodiesel. Infinite Enzymes is a biotech company founded in 2006. Dr. Elizabeth Hood is CEO of Infinite Enzymes and Distinguished Professor of Agriculture at Arkansas State University. She was inspired […]

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 […]

Assisted by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, three Arkansas companies have won federal Small Business Innovation Research funding this spring for ground-breaking product research and development. The awards total $444,999. GeneCoMe Biotech of Jonesboro and Fauxsee Innovations of Magnolia won SBIR Phase I funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A third company, Fayetteville-based Ozark Integrated Circuits, […]