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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....
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....
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