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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.
Posted on Aug 1, 2011

Announcing the launch of the New SBIR/STTR PortalThe new SBIR.gov is here! With a comprehensive database, robust search engine, user-friendly designer, and useful new content, the new SBIR.gov will help small businesses that are part of or may become part of the SBIR or STTR programs. Here’s a quick overview:Who should use SBIR.gov?SBIR.gov is designed to help small businesses connect with agencies as part of the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR). It is a “one-stop-shop” if you are a small business interested in responding to an agencies solicitation for innovative research and development. Agencies and prime...
Posted on Aug 1, 2011

The new SBIR.gov is here! With a comprehensive database, robust search engine, user-friendly designer, and useful new content, the new SBIR.gov will help small businesses that are part of or may become part of the SBIR or STTR programs. Here’s a quick overview:One-stop Shop for Small BusinessesSBIR.gov is designed to help small businesses connect with agencies as part of the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR). It is a “one-stop-shop” if you are a small business interested in responding to an agencies solicitation for innovative research and development. Agencies and prime contractors looking for eligible small...
Posted on Jun 1, 2011

On June 22-23, 2011, the SBIR/ STTR Conference: Translating Medical Discoveries into Health Products will return to the NIH Campus. Over 600 health and science managers, entrepreneurs, small business researchers, university researchers, and consulting organizations will come together on the NIH campus to explore the many nuances of the NIH SBIR/STTR program, the funding opportunities available to small business researchers, get questions answered by NIH staff, and learn how the NIH SBIR/STTR program can be a valuable resource to help start and/or grow companies.NIH awarded nearly $690M in Fiscal Year 2010 exclusively for small businesses to perform innovative research and R&D in the...
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