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SBIR-STTR-Success: Sentient Science

Sentient may be busy digitizing 35% of the world’s wind turbine models and tending to its customer base of over 40,000 wind turbines in the energy field, but the Buffalo-based small business actuall ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Mindset Works

Getting students excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) has long been a challenge facing our classrooms. With high demand for individuals in STEM careers, getting younger stude ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: ION Engineering

Industrial emissions are the world’s largest source of carbon dioxide. Both coal and natural gas power plants are responsible for CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to clim ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Blue River Technology

For many small businesses embarking on the National Science Foundation SBIR program, the story of Blue River Technology is the one they want to emulate. Step 1 – Develop brilliant idea. Step 2 – G ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Silicon Audio

In order to accurately detect and identify the development of foreign nuclear weapons, generally multiple sensors are required, each operating in different frequency ranges and each detecting differen ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Bolt Threads

Lush neck ties manufactured from the finest spider silk. Durable leather constructed from mushrooms. Bolt Threads has made a worldwide name for itself by looking no further than nature to solve today ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Hysitron, Inc.

In the early 1990s, “nano” wasn’t exactly a ubiquitous term. But that was exactly what Hysitron CEO and Co-Founder Thomas Wyrobek and his father were interested in, specifically in developing so ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Schell Games

While atoms may be the building blocks of life, it is difficult for young children to understand the concept of molecular science. Long before starting his company, Jesse Schell wondered – what if t ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Opto-Knowledge Systems Inc.

Reusable rocket manufacturers are beginning to adopt a new technology that will improve launch safety and reduce maintenance costs.With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Sm ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: ANDE Corporation

Contrary to what is seen on the latest television crime dramas, DNA analysis is not a two-minute job. Identifying an assailant by their DNA ID (also called a DNA fingerprint) actually takes months or ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Teachley

The women behind Teachley admit they’re not typical entrepreneurs. That’s what makes them successful; as moms and teachers, they know firsthand the hurdles facing students today and what needs to ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: CLR Analytics, Inc.

Each year, commercial motor vehicles (CMV) travel approximately 300 billion miles across U.S. highways and interstates. By capturing and analyzing data from drivers of these CMVs, the FHWA can be bett ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: WorldWinds, Inc.

When Hurricane Irma slammed Puerto Rico in 2017, there was a news story that made national headlines: A commercial aircraft managed to fly off the island despite category 5 hurricane winds, carrying 1 ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: DragoonITCN

The Air Force is poised to save millions of dollars and return a key aircraft to service faster because of a testing technology improved through a small business partnership.With support from the Air ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: ORPC, Inc.

In many remote communities, the only opportunity for electricity comes from diesel-powered microgrids. At up to fifteen times the cost of normal electricity, this highly expensive form of power has re ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Prevail Health

Although repercussions from an overall lack of mental health care are making headlines every day, it is still extremely expensive for a patient to get the care they need, and many health insurance com ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Diamond Visionics

Prior to Diamond Visionics’ high performance visual simulation software, pilot simulation training was limited to pre-defined database areas all over the world. Diamond Visionics (DVC) wanted to cha ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: ISCA Technologies

Pollination from honeybees, valued at $18 billion just in the US, is essential for many crops. However, bees tend to pollinate close to the beehive, creating a need for enhanced pollination the furthe ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Ginkgo Bioworks

The term “GMO” comes with a wide variety of preconceived notions, but Ginkgo Bioworks is hoping to spread nothing but excitement about its line of genetically engineered (GE) materials that are go ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Princeton Power Systems

From working with Tesla, BMW and Nissan on the latest in electric vehicle charging, to assisting governments around the globe in bringing affordable electricity through microgrids and battery systems, ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Mango Materials, Inc.

Methane gas, which is over twenty times more potent than carbon dioxide, is commonly produced by waste at landfills. Power companies have been using this methane gas for years to convert to energy, ho ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: XploSafe

Canines are used in a variety of places to detect explosives, including airports, rail stations, embassies, postal facilities, and the battlefield. However, explosives training, which usually requires ...

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SBIR-STTR-Success: Enchroma, Inc.

Dr. Don McPherson of Enchroma didn’t originally set out to invent a solution for colorblindness. As a glass scientist, he had been working on laser safety glasses for surgeons that seemingly also wo ...

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SBIR-STTR Success: Etegent Technologies Ltd.

The Air Force Research Laboratory and an Ohio company are working to revolutionize the way critical information is processed by intelligence analysts who are increasingly overwhelmed by massive volume ...

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SBIR-STTR Success: Echo Ridge LLC

Ground forces may soon be getting a new tool to find their way around hostile territory. With support from the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program, Virginia-based Echo Ridge LLC is developing a process to ove ...

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