Success Stories

Aug 07
August 7, 2017
A new microchip cooling technology that paves the way for higher-performance electronics on spacecraft is spurring growth at a Missouri-based small business. With support from the Air Force Small Read More
Success Stories Department of DefenseAir Force
Aug 03
August 3, 2017
Using corn and plant waste, Gevo Inc. creates isobutanol, a four-carbon, naturally occurring alcohol that can be converted into hydrocarbon feedstocks and has the potential to replace dangerous Read More
Success Stories National Science Foundation
Aug 02
August 2, 2017
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,233 health care facilities across the country. Vecna’s SBIR-derived Read More
Success Stories Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 02
August 2, 2017
Although L.C. Doane has long been the primary source of MILSPEC compliant lighting for the U.S. Navy, new and improved solid state lighting (SSL) for general illumination is a recently new avenue in Read More
Success Stories Department of Defense
Jul 25
July 25, 2017
Water is the most easily visible substance in the human body under ultrasound. Mr. Fred Ahari and Dr. John Fisher, Founders of Biopsy Sciences, knew that if they could make a marker out of hydrogel Read More
Success Stories Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health
Jul 21
July 21, 2017
The Air Force will be able to use an emerging class of lower-cost satellites for more missions because of a better power source developed in partnership with a Colorado-based company. With support Read More
Success Stories Department of DefenseAir Force
Jul 20
July 20, 2017
Alkylate is a high-octane component of gasoline we use in our cars every day. However, the process to manufacture alkylate is problematic because toxic liquid acids are used as catalysts. At a Read More
Success Stories Department of Energy
Jul 18
July 18, 2017
When the U.S. Navy sought a new type of high strength steel for Helicopter gears, QuesTek Innovations utilized the SBIR program to not only meet this need, but deliver a brand new material that is Read More
Success Stories Department of Defense
Jul 18
July 18, 2017
Until now, any large structures found in space needed to be manufactured on Earth first. Things like space stations, imaging arrays and kilometer-scale communications tools were sent into space with Read More
Success Stories National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Jul 17
July 17, 2017
When Solar Roadways received its first Phase I and Phase II grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the founders had no idea if others would share their vision for clean energy via solar Read More
Success Stories Department of Transportation
Jul 17
July 17, 2017
Recent SBIR investments by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have helped OMAX to harness a sought-after technology to make high-pressure jet machining more available, affordable, and easy to use Read More
Success Stories National Science Foundation
Jul 17
July 17, 2017
While water is the world’s largest developed source of renewable energy, hydropower comes with its share of problems. Traditionally, large dams or long penstocks are needed to accumulate pressure and Read More
Success Stories Department of Energy

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