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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. Graspable Math Activities

    SBC: GRASPABLE INC            Topic: 91990019R0012

    Graspable Math Activities is web application that middle and high school students use on laptops and tablets to practice algebra and receive instantaneous feedback. Activities are based on an algebra notation technology that can promote procedural fluency while allowing students to focus on strategy and the connection between concepts and procedures. The team will produce a website that will inclu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Collaborate

    SBC: Aufero LLC            Topic: 91990019R0011

    The team will develop a prototype of Collaborate, a traditional board game for use in high school and college level computer science courses. Gameplay mechanics will center on strategy and cooperation with a whole class over several weeks. Content will focus on foundational computer science topics, such user interface design, quality assurance, deploying resources, managing risk, and adjusting to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  3. Extended Release Delivery of Volatile Essential Oils to Control Fungal Pests Post-Harvest

    SBC: Hazel Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 813

    50% of produce goes uneaten. Loss in the produce supply chain costs $80B eachyear in the United States and represents a tremendous waste of key natural resources:land water and energy. A major cause of loss in the agricultural supply chain is spoilagebrought on by fungi and bacteria. Post-harvest pathogenic damage can be mitigated bya variety of strategies such as applying fungicides ozone chlorin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Use of aerial imagery analysis to optimize pineapple harvestng

    SBC: INTELINAIR, INC.            Topic: 813

    Specialty crops such as pineapple and other tropical fruits beverage and nut crops are importantcomponents of the economy of Hawaii the subtropical areas of the mainland U.S. and many othertropical areas around the world. Significant opportunities exist to improve productivity harvestefficiency and reduce in-field losses by the application and integration of new technologies. Onesuch example is to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. MicroEVAP: Concentrating Cheese Manufacturing Wastewater Efficiently to Conserve Natural Resources

    SBC: Micronic Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Micronic Technologies a certified woman-owned small business located in Bristol Virginiaproposes a simpler more effective and cost-efficient way to remove significant TDS amountsfound in cheese manufacturing brine and concentrate retentate water for reuse in a single stepTM using their new patented state-of-the-art technology called MicroEVAP .Unlike any otherTM water purification system available ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. ALERT:Activities of Living, Engagement and Reporting Technology to enhance quality of life for rural older adults

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: 86

    The Problem and CreateAbility Concepts Inc.'s Proposed SolutionThe life expectancy of the average American continues to increase as does the average age inrural America. Older adults (people 65 years and older) of today live longer and seek moreindependence than their predecessors just a decade ago. With this increased desire forindependence comes a growing emphasis on maintaining health and funct ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. Development of a Cost-Effective Method to Control Bacterial Contamination of Biofuel Ethanol Fermentation Using Lytic Enzymes

    SBC: Algenol Biotech LLC            Topic: 88

    This application describes research to further advance an innovative algal-based productionsystem for the manufacture of a suite of novel biobased ingredients for sustainable andenvironmentally advantaged skin care products. Specifically we propose the mass cultivation ofgenetically enhanced photosynthetic algae (cyanobacteria) in specialized photobioreactors(PBRs) to produce mycosporine-like amin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  8. Cattle Marketing Portal for Improving Small and Mid-Size Cattle Producers` Market Awareness, Planning, and Decisions.

    SBC: CUSTOM AG SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 812

    In the U.S. small and mid-size farms account for 78% of the beef cattle industry's $29.5B in annual sales. Unlike large producers who commonly develop and utilize comprehensive marketing plans most small and mid-size producers do not work to optimize their production and marketing strategies. In short smaller producers must view the expected benefits of such actions as not exceeding their expected ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. Smart Multipurpose Solar Dehydration Device for Value Addition to Specialty Crops

    SBC: JUA TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL LLC            Topic: 812

    The broader impact/commercial potential of this Phase I USDA-SBIR project is todevelop efficient crop dehydrators (dryers) powered by solar energy for the preservationof vital nutrients and shelf-life in dried foods. Drying is one of the oldest and cost- effective ways of preserving nutrients and increasing shelf-life in foods. It is one of themajor energy intensive processes where huge operating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  10. 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 addprecision to all aspects of the farm; however these practices all require information that is notreadily available to the small farm. Current field mapping technology has a financial and timecommitment that puts it out of reach of small farms. The aim of the proposed research is to enableprecision agricu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
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