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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. SBIR Phase II: AI-Powered Robotic Harvesters for Greenhouse Cultivation

    SBC: ROOT AI, INC.            Topic: EW

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to improve agricultural yields at lower costs. The proposed Phase II project will advance the development of an autonomous universal harvesting robotic system. By combining artificial intelligence with dexterous robotic systems that physically care for each plant, growers can boost their y ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  2. SBIR Phase II: A Controversy Detection Signal for Finance

    SBC: Automated Controversy Detection, Inc.            Topic: IT

    The broader impact of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will result from development of a technology to automatically detect controversy and disinformation, providing a means for financial institutions to reduce risk exposure. Controversies and disinformation have received public attention and political concern recently. Application of the technology in the finance in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  3. SBIR Phase II: Leveraging Z-axis Milled Fiber to Enhance the Performance, Economics and Sustainability of Carbon Fiber for High-Volume Applications

    SBC: Boston Materials, Inc.            Topic: MI

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is the development of a high-performance, economic, and sustainable carbon fiber material and associated processing technology for consumer electronics, aircraft interiors, and mass market automobiles. In current processes, roughly 30% of carbon fiber is typically scrapped during manufacturin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  4. SBIR Phase II: Microwave ablation system for creating precision directed ablation zones

    SBC: Precision Microwave Inc.            Topic: BM

    The broader/commercial impact of this SBIR Phase II project proposes continued development of a directional microwave ablation (MWA) system. During MWA, doctors use image guidance to insert a thin needle-like applicator into a target tumor and then energize the microwave antenna embedded in the applicator’s tip to heat and kill the tumor. MWA is especially important to the large population of ca ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  5. SBIR Phase II: A High-Resolution Digital Fingertip

    SBC: Gelsight, Inc.            Topic: EW

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to develop a high-resolution digital fingertip: a soft, easy-to-use, and compact sensor that will provide human-like tactile sensing. Such a sensor can be used to automate assembly tasks in next-generation factories, enable smart objects to understand their tactile environment, and equip s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  6. SBIR Phase II: Directional Permeability Enhancement Using Electric Well Treatment

    SBC: EDEN GEOPOWER, INC.            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to develop a novel waterless rock fracturing technology that can replace hydraulic fracturing in the future. Hydraulic fracturing requires pumping of millions of gallons of water into a reservoir to create permeable pathways within the rock, and increase hydrocarbon recovery rates. However ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  7. SBIR Phase II: Dual Element Matrix (DEM) Water Electrolyzer

    SBC: Avium, LLC            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is to make on-site hydrogen generation convenient and economically viable. Hydrogen is a chemical used widely in industry and serves an alternative fuel source for electric vehicles, increasing drive range and shortening refueling time, but adoption has been limited by the needs for refueling ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  8. SBIR Phase II: Using Metal-Organic Framework Materials to Increase Sustainability of Indoor Farming

    SBC: Transaera, Inc.            Topic: EW

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is the ability to sustainably produce more food with fewer water and energy resources. Indoor agriculture has the potential to transform the way we grow and source our food, enabling locally-sourced crops at higher yields. Food crops can be grown sustainably year-round near all major urban cent ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  9. STTR Phase I: BedDot: A Contactless Sensor Device for Sleep Activity Monitoring

    SBC: Intelligent Dots LLC            Topic: I

    The broader impacts of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project include the technology advancement of smart sensing and the improvement of the quality of life and care of seniors, by providing real-time safety, activity and health monitoring during sleep; and sending alerts, reports and analysis to their loved ones and caregivers. The growth of this demographic segment, the r ...

    STTR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  10. SBIR Phase I: Neural Component Architecture to Accelerate Modeling & Simulation

    SBC: Julia Computing, Inc.            Topic: M

    The broader impact of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will result from enabling significant cost and time savings in developing new, more efficient designs in broad fields such as engineering and healthcare. If successful, the project will enable simulations of everything from automobiles to aerospace components and pharmaceuticals to run up to 100 times faster by re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
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