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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. SBIR Phase I: Online Platform to Host Intra-District, Game-Based Math Competition

    SBC: Interstellar Inc.            Topic: EA

    This SBIR Phase I project focuses on developing an educational platform for improving motivation levels in students with respect to the STEM disciplines, especially Mathematics. The core activity consists of live academic competition, students answering questions in a game-based, online arena. The platform will borrow the features and structures found in popular athletic sports, from points and ra ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  2. SBIR Phase I: Air Quality Analysis by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    SBC: Kaizen Technologies, INC.            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will be to bring to the market a faster and cheaper means of gathering highly accurate local air quality. This will be done through the use of miniaturization of chemical sensors that are carried by UAVs. Not only will there be technical hurdles that will be overcome through the implementation of this ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  3. SBIR Phase I: Real-Time Decision Making Software for Wastewater Treatment Operators

    SBC: MAIA ANALYTICA LLC            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project is the development of a new generation of machine learning/artificial intelligence tools for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of wastewater treatment systems. Over $160 billion is spent on sewer fees in the U.S., with year-to-year costs increasing by over 5% for many users. Even with the sig ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  4. SBIR Phase I: Low-Loss Ad-Hoc Networking for Outdoor WiFi

    SBC: MeshPlusPlus, Inc.            Topic: EW

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project enables connectivity in otherwise difficult areas. Broadband access in rural America, for example, has been a lasting problem that inhibits business and education alike. The primary barrier to installation is the cost of trenching cable, which can be $7,000-$30,000 per service location. Similar challenges exist in emerging markets and remote ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase I: Digital Loft--An online platform for innovation education

    SBC: ForgeWorks, LLC            Topic: EA

    This SBIR Phase I project will develop educational technologies to better train university students to innovate. To become innovators, students must gain practice solving real-world problems, such as reducing hospital acquired infections, narrowing education achievement gaps or reducing poverty. However, universities struggle to provide the labor intensive, face-to-face coaching necessary for stud ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase I: A compact electrotactile sensory feedback system for upper limb prostheses

    SBC: PSYONIC            Topic: SH

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will primarily benefit people with hand amputations. Touch feedback is a critical component of human manipulation, and its loss is most poignant in people with hand amputations. There are currently no prosthetic devices available to amputees that provide control through touch sensory feedback. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  7. SBIR Phase I: Multimodal Tactical Sensing for Consumer electronics & Neuroprosthetics

    SBC: SurfaSense LLC            Topic: EW

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this project focuses on the growing multipoint touch sensors estimated at US $94B in 2024. Touch screens literally allowed access to the virtual world and its capabilities at our fingertips and enabled those who were keyboard illiterates to access the vast world wide web capabilities through this natural interface. A ubiquitous cost effective multipoint t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase I: Large Scale And Automated Unsupervised Machine Learning For Anomaly Detection

    SBC: ROCKETML INC            Topic: IT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will result from enabling businesses to process and extract insights from large unlabeled datasets, using machine learning with minimal human supervision, in application areas such as cyber security, precision medicine and predictive maintenance. Current deep learning approaches require large ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  9. STTR Phase I: Scalable Integration of Graphene-Enhanced Coatings for High-Energy Lithium-Ion Battery Cathodes

    SBC: VOLEXION, INC.            Topic: MN

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this STTR Phase I project is the commercialization of next-generation lithium-ion battery materials and their integration into the current battery manufacturing infrastructure. Specifically, the development of drop-in functionality and roll-to-roll processing pathways for advanced coating technology will demonstrate its potential for facile integration wi ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation
  10. STTR Phase I: Developing a novel drug delivery system to enable an oral peptide based drug for kidney stones

    SBC: Oxalo Therapeutics, Inc.            Topic: BM

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this STTR project is to develop a novel drug delivery system composed of peptide-loaded hydrogel nanoparticles for targeted and sustained therapeutic peptide release to the intestine. The gastrointestinal system and gut microbiome have emerged as critical drivers of human health, offering new opportunities to treat diseases such as food allergies, fungal ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 National Science Foundation

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