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Posted on Jun 12, 2012

The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting grant funding requests from the governors of U.S. states and territories to support programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program through July 9, 2012. FAST provides $2 million in funding (up to $100,000 per applicant) for outreach and technical assistance to science and technology-driven small businesses. The program places particular emphasis on helping socially and economically disadvantaged firms compete in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Eligible applicants for FAST grants...
Posted on May 17, 2012

   An awardee of the SBIR Program at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education (ED) was recognized at the recent Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Ed-Tech Business Forum Innovator Incubator competition. Wisconsin-based Filament Games won first place for the “Most Innovative Technology Product” and second place for “Most Likely to Succeed” at the May event in San Francisco. Filament Games competed against 73 other applicants – and 11 finalists – to win the awards. Filament Games’ product, Game-enhanced Interactive Life Science (GILS) suite, is a set of web-based life science games designed to facilitate deeper...
Posted on May 17, 2012

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs have funded great companies like Qualcomm, Genzyme, and iRobot in their earliest days.  These federal programs are what help our entrepreneurs grow, succeed and create jobs, and the Obama Administration has made its success a priority.  The good news is, the program was reauthorized for six years by Congress and signed into law by President Obama at the end of 2011.  Since then, the Small Business Administration has been working diligently on the detailed rulemaking (read the Federal Register notice [pdf][txt])necessary to implement the reauthorization. Starting today, SBA is...
Posted on Apr 25, 2012

  INNOVATIVE SMALL BUSINESSES RECEIVE TIBBETTS AWARD Two Companies Inducted into SBIR Hall of Fame WASHINGTON – Eighteen small businesses and six individuals were honored today by SBA in Washington, D.C., for the critical role they play in research and development for the government and for their success in driving innovation and creating new jobs. The Tibbetts Awards, given by the U.S. Small Business Administration, honor outstanding small businesses and individuals who participate in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Two past participants in SBIR who represent the very best of the 30-plus-year SBIR program were named to the second SBIR Hall of Fame class...
Posted on Mar 14, 2012

The National (NBL)and Regional (RBL) Biocontainment Laboratories are NIH/NIAID-funded state-of-the-art laboratories that focus on research and discovery of novel vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics against the world’s most dangerous diseases.  As such, these academic research centers provide unique and extensive resources, including renowned scientists and expertise, to work collaboratively at the local, national and international levels.  With strengths in infectious disease research and specialized programs including aerobiology, imaging, experimental pathology, assay development and high through-put drug screening, molecular and immunological core facilities, and...
Posted on Mar 6, 2012

Registration is now open for the 14th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference to be held in Louisville, Kentucky from May 30 to June 1, 2012. We are pleased to work with our local host, the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, to plan an exciting conference for you. The conference will be held on May 30-31 and optional workshops will be held on June 1.  Please go to http://nih.kysbir.com/ for details, registration, agenda, and logistics.
Posted on Feb 21, 2012

By Sean Greene, SBA OfficialTuesday, 02/21/2012 - 3:14pm We are tremendously excited by the recent reauthorization of the SBIR/STTR program.  The program is an important one to small businesses, each year providing more than $2 billion of R&D funding to innovative small business across a broad range of technologies.  After a long series of temporary reauthorizations, Congress voted to reauthorize the program and the President signed the bill into law on December 31, 2011. At SBA we are now laser-focused on implementing the reauthorization.    I thought it would be helpful for the small business community and other stakeholders to lay out our basic plan...
Posted on Jan 26, 2012

The Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR and the STTR programs. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and is presented to companies and individuals that promote the mission and goals of the SBIR program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR): to stimulate technological innovation; to use small business to meet federal research and development needs; to encourage diverse participation in technological innovation; to increase commercialization of Federal research. Tibbetts Award Eligibility There are two types of Tibbetts...
Posted on Jan 20, 2012

The Small Business Administration, in partnership with the Department of Education, Health and Human Services, and the National Science Foundation, is hosting a web conference on February 1st at 11am (EST) that highlights exciting funding opportunities in the field of Education Technology.This web conference is the first in a series that is designed to reach out to entrepreneurs, researchers, and small businesses that may be unfamiliar with various funding opportunities in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The SBIR program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has...
Posted on Jan 20, 2012

The Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have formed the Department of Energy Small Business and Clean Energy Alliance Partnership, supported by an American Resource and Recovery Act grant of $1.2 million.  Recently expanded in scope the DOE-CEA Partnership through CEA’s national network of leading clean energy business incubators offers small cleantech firms a complete range of mentoring and commercialization services to support the commercialization of clean energy technologies.  The services include technical support, business planning, finance and banking, legal and accounting, marketing and communications, outreach, networking and access to capital....
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