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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. Enzymatic degradation of quorum-sensing signals to decrease bacterial phytopathogenicity

    SBC: Phyllotech, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Quorum sensing (QS) allows bacterial populations to coordinate gene expression in a cell density dependent manner and plays a significant role in the onset of pathogenesis and biofilm development. In many Gram-negative bacteria, QS is mediated by signaling molecules called N-acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs). We recently identified an AHL acylase from P. syringae which can enzymatically degrade and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  2. 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
  3. Rural-Health-Mate: A Tele-Monitoring System That Improves Rural Senior's Healthcare Via Monitoring, Communication & Stakeholder Interaction

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: 86

    The significant gap in the healthcare services available to rural seniors is well supported by prior research. Frequently, rural seniors must travel long distances regardless of weather conditions to healthcare facilities. The senior's family members often worry about their loved ones and may not get accurate information regarding their health and behaviors, and falls, missed meds, and nutriti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Tutoring With The Lightning Squad: Integrating Technology, Peers, and Home for Reading Success

    SBC: SIRIUS THINKING LTD            Topic: ed15c0026

    Video Demonstration of the Phase I Prototype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-wxSuE2Tcc Purpose: This project team will develop and test a multimedia platform, The Lightning Squad, designed to guide teachers in providing tutoring sessions to small groups of struggling readers. Grade 3 students who read below grade level are more likely to drop out of high school than peers who read at grade lev ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Education
  7. HeadLamp – A Tablet- and Smart-Glasses-based Home Electronic Aids for Daily Living System

    SBC: Creatibility Concepts            Topic: NA

    This project researches and develops the HEADLAMP system, a system that empowers individuals with limited and/or no use of their hands to seamlessly interact and manipulate their physical world in ways that were previously unattainable. People who cannot use their hands need lower cost electronic aids for daily living (EADL) systems that offer greater functionality to help them to interact with th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. HomePortal – A Universal Home Environment for Individuals who are Blind or Have Visual Impairments

    SBC: Creatibility Concepts            Topic: NA

    In previous Phase I research, this project demonstrated the technical merit, feasibility, and cost efficiency of combining commercially available technology with sophisticated pattern recognition and speech recognition and synthesis technology with an innovative approach and state-of-the-art software to deliver HomePortal, a universal console system to aid with daily living activities and remove b ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Semantics-Aware Web Screen-Reading Assistant

    SBC: Charmtech Labs LLC            Topic: NA

    This Phase II project builds upon previous research to develop a Semantics-Aware Web Screen-Reading Assistant that empowers people with vision impairments to interact with the Web more naturally and efficiently via a spoken-dialog interface that is aware of high-level semantic entities such as an article section, a date picker widget, etc. The Assistant organizes the web content into a collection ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. IGF OT IGF ANGIOCRINE BIOSCIENCE INC

    SBC: Angiocrine Bioscience            Topic: NCI

    Not Available

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of Health

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