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Posted on Feb 5, 2015

The www.dodsbir.net website is now back online.Revised Closing date for Questions in SITIS is 6AM EST, February 11, 2015. Revised Closing date for Receipt of Proposals is  6AM EST, February 25, 2015. SBIR/STTR Help Desk M-F 8am - 5pm [1-800-348-0787] or Help Desk email: [sbirhelp@bytecubed.com]
Posted on Feb 4, 2015

The www.dodsbir.net website is currently down.  DOD OSBP is aware that this impacts your ability to submit SBIR and STTR proposals or ask questions through SITIS.  An extension to the closing date of the DoD SBIR 15.1 and DoD STTR 15.A solicitations will be given based on the number of days the website is down.  A notice will be posted once the website is back online. 
Posted on Feb 3, 2015

Original story can be found here.Two new initiatives, MNvest and MN-SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research), are aiming to give Minneapolis-St. Paul startups and entrepreneurs a competitive leg up. Both initiatives lessen or remove existing barriers to funding for early-stage companies. MNvest is a legislative proposal that could pave the way for “equity crowdfunding,” which would remove some red tape from existing securities law and allow young companies to raise up to $5 million from members of the public in any 12-month period. Currently, Minnesota startups can raise funds in three ways, none of them ideal. First, they can register with state and federal...
Posted on Jan 27, 2015

Full Original story can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/01/19/military-continues-development-stealth-hybrid-motorcycle/The U.S. Military is moving forward with the development of a silent motorcyclefor its covert ops.Technical details are still hush-hush, but the team behind the SilentHawk was recently awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.The off-roader is based on the production Alta Motors RedShift electric bike, but is fitted with a hybrid-electric powertrain designed by Logos Technologies that was originally created for use in an unmanned aerial vehicle. It’s described as “multi...
Posted on Jan 26, 2015

       LAUNCH founders NASA, NIKE, Inc., the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State hosted the LAUNCH Green Chemistry Forum at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on January 23 and 24, 2015. LAUNCH is an open innovation platform that was founded in 2010 to identify and foster breakthrough solutions to create a more sustainable world.  LAUNCH aims to move beyond incremental change and make an impact at a system-wide level. Innovators from twelve countries around the world submitted their solutions in the area of green chemistry as part of this year’s LAUNCH System Challenge: Green Chemistry.  Ten...
Posted on Jan 20, 2015

Introducing SBIR Pulse – Real Stories and Impacts from America's Startup Seed FundWelcome to SBIR Pulse, a new monthly feature about the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer programs,otherwise referred to as America’s Seed Fund.SBIR Pulseprovides interviews with individuals from the different corners of the high-tech start-up ecosystem. This ecosystem includes business experts, investors, government and political leaders, and of course – entrepreneurs themselves. The interviews provide readers with perspectives on how SBIR is impacting small businesses, driving innovation, and leading to technological solutions that improve local economies while...
Posted on Jan 12, 2015

Innovative technologies developed for Special Operations Command find many users. - See more at: http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=node/13993#sthash.CJ8f3VGU.dpufBesides having one of the coolest names in the Defense Department, Bonny Heet may arguably have one of the coolest jobs as well—program manager for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The SBIR program and its sister program, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, encourage domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and development with an eye toward commercialization. Heet reports that 11 federal agencies, including the Defense Department...
Posted on Jan 7, 2015

The Small Business Innovation Research program offers money to innovative ideas nationwide. Can a new program help D.C. startups get a bigger slice of the SBIR pie? Read More ...
Posted on Jan 7, 2015

Conservative economists often criticize government involvement in private markets, arguing that at best it is inefficient and at worst is counterproductive.  However, even the great conservative economist Milton Friedman often pointed out that government intervention is necessary when markets fail to allocate resources efficiently. Read More ...
Posted on Jan 7, 2015

Steve Blank is known for informing entrepreneurs that, “The safest bet about your new business is that you’re wrong.” He contends, “A startup is not about executing a series of knowns. Most startups are facing a series of unknowns — unknown customer segments, unknown customer needs, unknown product feature set, etc…” Read More ...
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