America's Seed Fund: SBIR Road Tour continues, plus more events and funding opportunities!

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SBIR Road Tour

The SBIR Road Tour is headed to Portland, Seattle, and Fairbanks next week! 

If you’re a researcher, innovator, entrepreneur, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity.

 The SBIR Road Tour events highlight the annual $2.5+ billion available in early stage, non-dilutive funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The PNW Road Tour brings together program managers from twelve participating federal agencies to discuss funding priorities and conduct one-on-one meetings with entrepreneurs. The stops showcase regional innovation support resources, give insights on commercializing new technologies, and share the stories of companies who have gone on to make significant impacts.

Portland, OR: July 17th

Seattle, WA: July 18th

Fairbanks, AK: July 20th

Details Here


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NASA Green-lights Made In Space Metal 3D Printer For Mars

In 2017, American microgravity 3D printer developer Made In Space was awarded a NASA SBIR contract for the development of its Vulcan Hybrid Manufacturing System. Now, just over a year later, NASA has renewed this SBIR for the Vulcan’s continued development.

Once complete, the Vulcan will be capable of working more than 30 different materials covering both polymers and metals.

In explanation of the project Mike Snyder, Made In Space chief engineer and principal investigator, says, “The Vulcan hybrid manufacturing system allows for flexible augmentation and creation of metallic components on demand with high precision.”

In addition, it is “an efficient, safe capability that utilizes the minimum amount of resources during manufacturing processes.”

Read Entire Article (3D Printing Industry)

Upcoming Events

Air Force Small Business Industry Days

The Air Force Small Business Industry Days (SBID) focus on small business capabilities and opportunities, matching stakeholders from the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), large business, and small business communities. This event highlights existing small business products, promotes collaboration, and integrates small businesses’ services, products, and technologies into AF Sustainment's normal way of doing business.

Dates: July 31 - August 2, 2018

Location: Layton, Utah


This three-day national HHS SBIR/STTR Conference in Dallas, Texas is designed to educate attendees about America’s Seed Fund, and how to apply for the over $1 billion dollars of annual HHS funding. 

The HHS SBIR/STTR programs allow US-owned small businesses to forge academic partnerships and build productive businesses, engaging in research and development that has a strong potential to deliver products and services (including medical devices, diagnostics, digital health, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals), to improve the health of Americans.

Dates: October 30 - November 1, 2018

Location: Dallas, Texas

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View all solicitations HERE

Are you designing a cancer technology that can be easily adopted in low resource settings? Then you might be eligible for our new funding opportunities from the National Cancer Institute (NCI):

PA-18-301 (SBIR)

PA-18-302 (STTR)

With funding from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), your small business can get up to $100K in proof-of-concept funding for your ideas for novel water distribution and storm water system sensors. Learn more and apply by July 31: 

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