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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. Establishing a New (Cacao) Orchard Industry for Hawaii

    SBC: Great Pacific Chocolate Company, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Cacao trees grow and produce well in Hawaii. How can we develope cacao growing and chocolate production to best utilize this asset? This project research will help define the potential for cocoa production in Hawaii and whether sufficient high end gourmet cocoa products can be produced in a scaled-down factory, appropriate in size for local production, sold at a high enough price and in large enou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. Improved Method of Processing Papayas for Food Safety and Quality

    SBC: IQF DREAM, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Papaya is a major commodity in Hawaii. The Big Island accounted for about 35.7 million of harvested papaya for fresh utilization and 1.8 million pounds for processed utilization. Additional processed utilization of papaya would be valuable to the industry because culls average 30 percent of total harvested papayas. It is estimated the culls that can be processed annually from the independent packi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Converting Locally Collected Waste Plastics into A Clean, Durable Orchid Medium

    SBC: Kamuela Greenhouse/Specialty Orchids            Topic: N/A

    In Hawaii, commonly used, expensively imported organic orchid growth media -- bark and coir -- quickly break down, inviting pathogens, pests and other problems for commercial orchid growers, who are striving to stay competitive amid global expansion in the orchid industry. Also, as an island state with extraordinary environmental attributes, Hawaii has special problems dealing with the solid waste ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of a Novel Cold-tolerant, Disease-resistant Shrimp by Intraspecific Hybridization

    SBC: Kona Bay Marine Resources            Topic: N/A

    Cold or tempurate weather limits the location and timing of shrimp farming. If Kona Bay Marine Resources can develop a cold-tolerant, disease-resistant shrimp, U.S. farmers will be able to significantly increase production by growing larger shrimp and reducing crop loss from disease. Ultimately, this will lead to increased production and profitability for U.S. shrimp farmers and reduced reliance o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. Expanding Domestic and Export Markets for Open Ocean Aquaculture Products by Value-Adding

    SBC: Kona Blue Water Farms, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Maintain high market prices for farmed fish as production increasese with industry growth. Find means of preserving product from times of excess harvest without diminishing the brand value. Finally, to foster wider recognition for the product differentiation between open ocean farmed U.S. grown products and foreign imports. The objective is to demostrate that a range of products and processes can ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Hawaiian Green Tea Cooperative for Rural Development

    SBC: Nakashima Greenhouses            Topic: N/A

    The target area has rural communities strongly desiring to maintain the agricultural base of the region through diversified agriculture. Green tea enjoys great popularity resulting from its association with positive health benefits. A Hawaiian branded product has been shown to have positive marketability. Successful field production is now at the point where cooperative production agreements need ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. Development of a Simple, Quantitative Kit to Test Vegetables and Fruits for Evidence of Fecal Contamination

    SBC: SCIENTIFIC METHODS INC            Topic: N/A

    One of the most vulnerable sectors in the food industry includes "ready-to-eat" fruits and vegetables that may be consumed without peeling, pasteurization, or cooking. Increases in the year-round consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables that are out of season in the United States, coupled with the relaxation of international trade restrictions, have resulted in significant increases in the impor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. SoundAlert- A Centralized System Capable of Alerting People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Impaired of Critical Sounds in Their Environment

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The project is intended to result in a comprehensive system that delivers natural warning and communication mechanisms for persons with hearing loss. The SoundAlert system offers a unique approach to enable persons who are deaf or hard of hearing to: (1) initiate and receive emergency communications; (2) receive alerts in the workplace or home environments on a single, pocket-sized device throug ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Education
  9. Rotary-Wing UAV as On-Demand Sensor Platform for Aircraft Operators

    SBC: LITE MACHINES CORP.            Topic: SOCOM05011

    During warfare, strikes made with surgical precision by Special Operations Forces reduce collateral damage and loss of life among non-combatants and have become the expectation of our war-fighters. Such strikes, however, require the ability to survey the target area in a timely fashion and guide munitions accurately. High altitude photographs taken by satellites and orbiting aircraft often lack ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  10. Rosetta Phone

    SBC: NEXT WAVE SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: ST061003

    Most DoD missions occur in areas of the world where the native language is not English. The warfighters find themselves in situations where a quick, real-time translation of signs, placards, and documents could lead them out of dangerous situations or provide important clues and information relative to the mission at hand. In places such as Afghanistan or North Korea, this turns out to be a part ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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