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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....
Posted on Jan 18, 2012

  Statement from SBA Administrator Karen Mills on the Reauthorization of the SBIR and STTR programs  “I am thrilled to see a long-term reauthorization of the highly successful SBIR and STTR programs.  The money from these programs will go directly to some of America’s most promising small research and development companies to help them drive innovation, strengthen U.S. competitiveness, and create good jobs.   In particular, I want to thank the leadership of the small business committees in the Senate and House who came together to increase allocations and award levels, shorten timelines for award decisions, and increase the focus on commercializing innovative...
Posted on Dec 21, 2011

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 Dec 14, 2011

A recipient of funds from the U.S. Department of Education, Massachusetts-based firm Fluidity Software, Inc., won the top prize for the “Most Innovative Technology Product” and was the runner-up for “Most Likely to Succeed” at the Innovation Incubator competition on Nov. 29 in New York City. The Innovation Incubator event was hosted by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) through its Ed-Tech Business Forum. FluidMath won the award among a group of 29 applicants and 11 finalists.   A Screenshot of FluidMath   Fluidity’s product, FluidMath, was funded in part by the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the Department of Education’s Institute of...
Posted on Dec 14, 2011

IES-Funded Technology Developer Wins Grand Prize from the National STEM Video Game Challenge     The National STEM Video Game Challenge was originated to motivate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by tapping into the natural passion of youth for playing and making video games. The Developer Prize through the Challenge is focused on the design and development of games that teach key STEM concepts and foster an interest in STEM subject areas. The Challenge is supported by the Entertainment Software Association, Microsoft, and the AMD Foundation in partnership with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media. The $50,000 award was presented by the U.S....
Posted on Oct 26, 2011

“The Small Business Administration announces the Apps for Entrepreneurs Challenge to open on November 5th with data from green.sba.gov…Learn moreSubmissions start date is Saturday, 5th November 2011.SBA will accompany this with a hackathon.  Checkout -  https://dcweekdevdays.eventbrite.com/Click here to view a list of available APIs
Posted on Oct 12, 2011

The DoD SBIR/STTR website at www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir has a new look. Not only has navigation changed but the content has been refined too. The About, For Small Business (especially Resources for Small Business), Awards, and Contacts sections will be the most useful areas for small businesses. Please visit the new website and update your bookmarks.
Posted on Sep 16, 2011

The DHS S&T Directorate’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Office selected three companies to receive grants in response to the joint-agency Federal Funding Opportunity (FOA) in robotics (PAR-10-279) which closed in December 2010.  DHS grants were made to:  FiveFocal LLC (Boulder, CO); Nokomis, Inc. (Charleroi, PA); and Sandia Research Corporation (Mesa, AZ).  The Phase I six month period of performance ends on March 14, 2012.
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