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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Phosphorus biofertilizer for sustainable crop production

    SBC: Biomineral Systems LLC            Topic: 812

    The proposed project pertains to the development of a novel phosphorus biofertilizercomprising special seeds and seed treatments to reduce the need for P fertilizers in cropproduction by up to 50%. Our biofertilizer is therefore an environmentally sustainable, and costeffectiveamendment to synthetic and organic phosphorus fertilizers. Sustainable production offood and energy crops is critical beca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  2. SWEdar- an Automated Low-Power Snow Water Equivalent Sensor

    SBC: Flat Earth Inc            Topic: 84

    Intellectual Merit: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will assist in producing the next-generation approach for monitoring critical water resources stored in the seasonal snowpack. Agriculture is a significant user of ground and surface water in the United States, accounting for approximately 80 percent of the Nation's consumptive water use and over 90 percent in many Wes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. Production of Refined Cane Sugar from Sugar Mills without an Attached Refinery

    SBC: CHOU, CHI            Topic: 85

    The one-step cane sugar process respondsto the USDA NIFA SBIR Program Priorities in regards to agriculturally related manufacturing technology and energy efficiency. The technology developed from this project will (1) reduce the energy and water consumed per cane sugar product, (2) provide an economic alternative for producing U.S. Food Grade sugar worldwide, (3) eliminate hazardous solid waste pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Rapid identification of Tobacco rattle virus in potato and ornamental hosts using isothermal amplification and a hand-held fluorometric device

    SBC: Agdia, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Tobacco rattle virus (TRV) infects hundreds of diverse plant species causing reduced quality and yield, particularly in potato and ornamental crops. Current detection methods are limited to commercial protein-based assays that do not target all infective isolates or published nucleic acid based assays that require significant training and equipment resources. Agdia Incorporated has commercialized ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Graspable Math Activities

    SBC: GRASPABLE INC            Topic: 91990018R0006

    Through previous grant awards from IES, researchers developed Graspable Math, a tablet-based intervention where middle and high school students create and manipulate complex expressions for basic operations as well as equations and equations systems and inequalities. In this project, the team will develop a prototype of Graspable Math Activities, an app with novel kinds of algebra practice and ass ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. Intelligent Mapping of the Farm Using Low-Cost, GPS-Enabled Cameras During Existing Farm Activities

    SBC: NWB SENSORS INC.            Topic: 812

    With the advent of precision agriculture, the way we farm is changing. Technologies exist to add precision to all aspects of the farm. Through "mapping the farm," precision management strategies can be implemented such as: targeted herbicide application, targeted soil management, improved yield predictions, improved management of water, and other farm resources. These practices all require informa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. Nitrogen Biofertilizer for sustainable agriculture

    SBC: Biomineral Systems LLC            Topic: 812

    The proposed project pertains to the development of a novel nitrogen biofertilizercomprising special seeds and seed treatments to reduce the need for N fertilizers incrop production by 40 - 50%. Sustainable production of food and energy crops is criticalto ensure global food security. The proposed innovation (BioCat-N) will facilitate theutilization of organic nitrogen pool (not otherwise readily ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. High Carotenoid Orange Corn for Poultry Health

    SBC: NUTRAMAIZE LLC            Topic: 83

    Consumer pressure is forcing the egg industry to move towards cage free production. In addition, the Veterinary Feed Directive will significantly restrict the use of antibiotics in animal production. One of the primary consequences of these changes is that significantly more pressure will be put on the immune system of poultry; therefore, egg and poultry producers will need to seek novel solutions ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. MobilityCoach: A Comprehensive Tele-Rehabilitation System That Improves Rural Seniors` Return to Mobility and Function after Orthopedic Surgery

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: 86

    The life expectancy of the average American continues to increase. Seniors (people 65 years and older) of today live longer and seek more independence than their predecessors just a decade ago. With this increased desire for independence comes a growing emphasis on maintaining mobility. The number of hip and knee replacements performed in the U.S. is expected to double every five years in response ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. Novel pneumatic compression device for CLI

    SBC: Advanced vascular Therapies, Inc.            Topic: 86

    Advanced VascularTherapies, (AVT), INC. proposes to further develop a portable pneumatic compression device (PCD) in SBIR Phase I, for sales after ramp-up and FDA clearance in SBIR Phase II. The PCD will be optimized for the critical wound healing needed to prevent amputation for patients suffering from arterial insufficiencies that can be used in the patient's home, providing access not curre ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture

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