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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. Story Mode for Teaching Cross-Curricular Coding Projects

    SBC: CODESPARK, INC.            Topic: 91990019R0012

    In previous R&D, the developers created codeSpark Academy, a game that employs a visual and block-based approach with puzzles to teach coding skills to students ages 5 to 9 years old. codeSpark Academy is in widespread use in and out of schools around the world. In this project, the developers will expand storytelling creative tools within the existing game. The pretend-play scenarios will include ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. UAV-based Semiochemical Management for US Agricultural Crops

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 813

    In response to global population growth expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 advanced data- driven agriculture is enabling farmers to grow more and better food with less labor water andpesticides and less harm to the environment. ISCA Technologies seeks to further this trend ofprecision agriculture by developing SPLAT UAV technology a novel method of insect pestcontrol: the use of unmanned aerial ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. InfinitPipe®: On-Site Manufactured Joint-Less Pipe

    SBC: Quakewrap, Inc.            Topic: 84

    In the 4th quarter of 2017 QuakeWrap® Inc. (QW) received the Phase I grant from the USDepartment of Agriculture (USDA) / National Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under its SmallBusiness Innovation and Research (SBIR) Program for improvement and agricultural/irrigationapplications of its InfinitPipe® technology.The new technology offers an economical pipe that can be built in urban and rural areas al ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Corn based chemistries for making renewable optical polymers

    SBC: Novol Inc            Topic: 88

    Prescription eyeglass is a $100 billion industry that serves 3 billion people worldwide. It is also oneof the top 10 consumer markets for plastic consumption. Majority of all eyeglass lenses today aremade with Polycarbonate a Prop 65 regulated chemical. Significant health and environmentalconcerns prevail around the presence of Bis Phenol A or BPA due to its effects on reproductivehealth. This SBI ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. SBIR Phase II: Community-based Mobile Manufacturing of Structural Masonry Using Regional Materials

    SBC: Watershed Materials LLC            Topic: 86

    Access to quality building material is essential for rural socioeconomic developmentagricultural productivity and resilience against environmental disaster. This applicationis focused on developing and commercializing a Mobile Masonry Manufacturing Plant(MMMP) that enables rural communities to produce durable sustainable and valuablestructural earth masonry blocks from regionally sourced mineral s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. Algae Production for Aquaculture Feed

    SBC: GLOBAL ALGAE INNOVATIONS, INC.            Topic: 87

    This project will support the expansion of the domestic aquaculture industry through developmentof algae aquafeed ingredients.Successful completion will increase the production of algae a typeof aquaculture and will increase the availability of affordable sustainable feed for expansion of ourdomestic fish and shellfish aquaculture industries.Feed is the largest and most important component to ensu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. SPLAT FAW: An inexpensive mating disruption solution to effectively protect row crops from damaging insecticide-resistant fall armyworms

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 82

    In this Phase 2 (PhII) grant application, ISCA Technologies proposes to develop and commercialize a nontoxic, pheromone-based, long-lasting mating disruption formulation, SPLAT FAW, to control Spodoptera frugiperda, the fall armyworm (FAW), one of the world’s most damaging crop pests. This pest has evolved strong resistance to numerous insecticides [7][10][64][65][66], including those expressed ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  8. Advanced Solutions for Radiation Susceptibility Analysis & Prediction

    SBC: LUCID CIRCUIT, INC.            Topic: DTRA162006

    With the advent of high-density low-power sub-20nm technology processes and circuits with tens-of-billions of transistors, radiation-induced single-event effects present a new set of design challenges for terrestrial applications. Developing reliable single-event effect resilient microelectronics in these modern technology nodes is a resource and time-intensive endeavor that further requires valid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  9. Tools for Memory Hierarchy Optimization on Pre-Exascale HPC Architectures

    SBC: EP ANALYTICS, INC..            Topic: DTRA172003

    DTRA uses High Fidelity Computer Codes (HFCC) to investigate weapon effects and techniques for countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). End-to-end HFCC simulations in support of the DTRA Agent Defeat Warfighter Capability will require calculations including multiple phenomena that occur in vastly different time scales (µ-sec to hours). As DTRA becomes increasingly reliant on computational mo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Multimodal Bilingual Platform and Formative Evaluation Dashboard for English Language Learners

    SBC: StoryWorld International Corporation            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: In prior research and development, the project team developed Storyworld, a web-based activity with mini-games to support English Learners (EL) in language acquisition. In this project, the team will fully develop and test a formative assessment dashboard that provides teachers with insights into EL student's progress as they use Storyworld. ELs are the fastest-growing student population ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
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