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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. Using Alternative Energy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Production in the Transportation Sector

    SBC: INNOVATIVE DYNAMICS INC            Topic: 142OS1

    IDI is proposing an electrically assisted e-bike system, designed to increase the usage of bicycles for daily commute, specifically targeting areas and demographics with below average bicycle usage, and adverse weather conditions. This design is intended for usage alongside traditional bikes in bike share programs across the country. The primary benefit is attract those otherwise unwilling or unab ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  2. Parking-Cruising Caused Congestion & Targeting Public Mitigation Investments

    SBC: NELSON/NYGAARD CONSULTING ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: 142FH2

    Cruising for parking is a problem that cities have long struggled to address. Recent efforts by the FHWA in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and other cities have advanced the state of knowledge but large gaps remain. This project seeks to address these important gaps by using GPS traces, GPS-augmented travel surveys, and GPS traces with driver video to quantify the extent of cruising, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  3. WEB-BASED TOOLS TO ENHANCE LIVESTOCK INFRASTRUCTURE IN REGIONAL and LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS

    SBC: Bos Native Meats, LLC            Topic: 812

    This project seeks to introduce web-based technology tools to the livestock industry that would equilibrate business risks between farmer and processor, moving the relationships toward mobile technology for convenience and reliability, and increasing business efficiency for both parties.Our project is designed to make small to mid-sized livestock farms more profitable by assuring the availability ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  4. Advanced DPP technology for rapid animal-side detection of bovine tuberculosis

    SBC: CHEMBIO DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 83

    Bovine tuberculosis (TB), a zoonotic disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis, continues to plague the cattle industry in the United States (US) and worldwide. Current diagnostic methods are inadequate; therefore, improved tests are urgently needed for disease control/eradication. The goal of the proposed research is to develop a simple, rapid, accurate, and cost-effective blood test for bovine TB in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  5. Commercialization of a Synthetic, Live-attenuated FMDV Vaccine

    SBC: Codagenix Inc.            Topic: 83

    Foot and mouth disease is distributed world-wide in over 100 countries, and has proven to be devastating to livestock of cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, and buffaloes. Similar to other members of the Picornaviridae family, there is considerable natural genetic variation in the FMDV population found in nature. There are seven serotypes of the foot and mouth disease virus, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Novel Portable Detection Device for Neonicotinoids: Surveillance of their Presence and Link to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

    SBC: SEACOAST SCIENCE, INC.            Topic: 813

    There is a growing body of evidence that neonicotinoid based insecticides are partly responsible for the so-called bee colony collapse disorder in which entire colonies of Western honey bees die off. However, many experts believe that more scientific research is needed before supporting a ban of these pesticides to take them off the market. Seacoast is developing an innovative analytical device to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  7. Bt resistance management: software for research, education, and outreach

    SBC: Applied Biomathematics Inc            Topic: 813

    Bt crops offer tremendous potential benefits to growers, the environment, seed companies, and society. The risk of pest resistance threatens to reduce the benefits of Bt technology, including its profitability. Mathematical models of evolution provide the main tool guiding insect resistance management (IRM). IRM models are used to quantify and communicate the benefits of stewardship practices. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development of Scaled Manufacturing for Mycological Soilless Growth Media

    SBC: ECOVATIVE DESIGN LLC            Topic: 82

    Soilless growth mediums widely used throughout the horticultural industry are either synthetic in origin, or require synthetic chemicals and energy-intensive processing. Ecovative's biomaterial aims to displace these non-renewable, energy-intensive, materials using its product consisting of a self-assembling, moldable mass of fungal mycelium. Mycelium act as a biological resin, binding togethe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. Just-In-Time Contextualized Reading Assistant for ESL Students

    SBC: Charmtech Labs LLC            Topic: edIES15R0005

    This project team will develop and test a prototype of the ESL Reading Assistant, intended to strengthen reading and listening skills of English as Second Language students. The web-based prototype will help students understand complex words and passages while reading. Based on user feedback, the product will adapt to provide personalized just-in-time supplemental information. In the Phase I pilot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  10. Teachley Analytics Library: A Collection of Educational Apps Personalizing Gameplay and Reporting Insights

    SBC: Teachley, LLC            Topic: EDIES15R0005

    This project team is developing and testing a prototype of the Teachley Analytics Library, a platform intended to host third party-developed mathematics game apps for students in kindergarten through Grade 8. The prototype will include a dashboard to host games and generate formative assessment data to inform teacher instruction. In the Phase I pilot study, the team will examine whether the protot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences

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