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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: Fast Focus and Zoom in Microscopy

    SBC: AGILE FOCUS DESIGNS, LLC            Topic: MI

    The broader impact of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is an imaging system with complete flexibility in focus and zoom while keeping the sample and all optical lenses stationary. The system will alter magnification without mechanical motion, allowing inspection of samples during manufacturing processes with 100x faster focus and zoom. The attachment will easily inte ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 National Science Foundation
  4. 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
  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: 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
  8. SBIR Phase I: Shape Memory Alloy Thermal Energy Harvesting System

    SBC: Legov Systems Group LLC            Topic: EP

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will address challenges with enduring low operating margins and plant inefficiencies across many application areas. Recovering low-grade waste heat is often a technically impractical and cost-prohibitive process. The proposed technology is designed to offset operating costs and increase overal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
  9. 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
  10. SBIR Phase I: Internal Combustion Engines as Small Scale Chemical Plants for Compact, Low Cost Gas to Liquids to Reduce Flaring

    SBC: Plasma Energy Innovation            Topic: CT

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project is the elimination of flaring from oil and gas production. Globally, there were an estimated 150 billion cubic meters (5.3 trillion cubic feet) of flared produced gases in 2016 and around 10 billion cubic meters (353 billion cubic feet) in the U.S. At $2 per thousand cubic feet (MCF) (wellhead natural ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 National Science Foundation
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