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NOTE: The Solicitations and topics listed on this site are copies from the various SBIR agency solicitations and are not necessarily the latest and most up-to-date. For this reason, you should visit the respective agency SBIR sites to read the official version of the solicitations and download the appropriate forms and rules.

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  1. 8.1: Forests and Related Resources – Topic Area 8.1

    Release Date: 07-23-2018Open Date: 07-23-2018Due Date: 10-25-2018Close Date: 10-25-2018

    Background The Forests and Related Resources topic area aims to address the health, diversity and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations through the development of environmentally sound approaches to increase productivity of forest lands, improve sustainability of forest resources, and develop value-added materials derived fro ...

    SBIR Department of AgricultureNational Institute of Food and Agriculture
  2. 8.2: Plant Production and Protection (Biology) – Topic Area 8.2

    Release Date: 07-23-2018Open Date: 07-23-2018Due Date: 10-25-2018Close Date: 10-25-2018

    Background The objective of this topic area is to examine novel ways of enhancing crop production and protection by applying biological approaches to develop new methods for plant improvement, apply traditional plant breeding methods and new technologies to develop new food and non-food crop plants, develop plant characteristics that reduce the harmful impact of plant pests and biotic stresses, ...

    SBIR Department of AgricultureNational Institute of Food and Agriculture
  3. 8.3: Animal Production and Protection – Topic Area 8.3

    Release Date: 07-23-2018Open Date: 07-23-2018Due Date: 10-25-2018Close Date: 10-25-2018

    Background The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations predicts that feeding the world’s growing population will require a doubling of global food production by 2050. Fulfilling this need will require new technologies to improve both productivity and efficiency of food animals. The Animal Production and Protection topic area aims to develop innovative, marketable tec ...

    SBIR Department of AgricultureNational Institute of Food and Agriculture
  4. 8.4: Conservation of Natural Resources (formerly Air, Water and Soils) – Topic Area 8.4

    Release Date: 07-23-2018Open Date: 07-23-2018Due Date: 10-25-2018Close Date: 10-25-2018

    Background The objective of this topic area is the conservation of soil, water, air and other natural resources on landscapes that produce agricultural, natural and forest/rangeland goods and services. The goal of the program is to commercialize innovative technologies that are developed with the purpose to conserve, monitor, improve and/or protect the quality and/or quantity of natural resourc ...

    SBIR Department of AgricultureNational Institute of Food and Agriculture
  5. 8.5: Food Science and Nutrition – Topic Area 8.5

    Release Date: 07-23-2018Open Date: 07-23-2018Due Date: 10-25-2018Close Date: 10-25-2018

    Background The Food Science and Nutrition topic area aims to fund projects that support research focusing on developing new and improved processes, technologies, or services that address emerging food safety, food processing and nutrition issues. The program will fund projects to: 1) increase the understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of food; 2) improve methods for ...

    SBIR Department of AgricultureNational Institute of Food and Agriculture
  6. 8.6: Rural and Community Development – Topic Area 8.6

    Release Date: 07-23-2018Open Date: 07-23-2018Due Date: 10-25-2018Close Date: 10-25-2018

    Background The objective of this topic area is to improve the quality of life in rural America by creating and commercializing technologies that address important economic and social development issues or challenges in rural America. Projects must explicitly discuss the specific rural problem or opportunity that will be examined and how the proposed science-based technology will successfully ad ...

    SBIR Department of AgricultureNational Institute of Food and Agriculture
  7. 8.7: Aquaculture – Topic Area 8.7

    Release Date: 07-23-2018Open Date: 07-23-2018Due Date: 10-25-2018Close Date: 10-25-2018

    Background The Aquaculture topic area funds research projects with the overall goal of leading to improved production efficiency and increased competitiveness of private sector, commercial aquaculture in the United States. This topic area aims to develop new technologies that will enhance the knowledge and technology base necessary for the expansion of the domestic aquaculture industry. Seafood ...

    SBIR Department of AgricultureNational Institute of Food and Agriculture
  8. 8.8: Biofuels and Biobased Products – Topic Area 8.8

    Release Date: 07-23-2018Open Date: 07-23-2018Due Date: 10-25-2018Close Date: 10-25-2018

    Background The objective of this topic area is to promote the use of non-food biobased products and biofuels by developing new or improved technologies that will lead to increased competitiveness of value-added products from agricultural materials. This research will lead to new opportunities to diversify agriculture and enhance agriculture’s role as a reliable supplier of raw materials t ...

    SBIR Department of AgricultureNational Institute of Food and Agriculture
  9. 8.12: Small and Mid-Size Farms – Topic Area 8.12

    Release Date: 07-23-2018Open Date: 07-23-2018Due Date: 10-25-2018Close Date: 10-25-2018

    Background The Small and Mid-Size Farms topic area aims to promote and improve the sustainability and profitability of small and mid-size farms and ranches (where annual sales of agricultural products are less than $250,000 for small farms and $500,000 for mid-size farms - hereafter referred to as small farms). The vast majority of farms in this country are small and they play an important role ...

    SBIR Department of AgricultureNational Institute of Food and Agriculture
  10. 8.13: Plant Production and Protection (Engineering) – Topic Area 8.13

    Release Date: 07-23-2018Open Date: 07-23-2018Due Date: 10-25-2018Close Date: 10-25-2018

    Background The objective of this topic area is to enhance crop production in both conventional and organic systems by creating and commercializing engineering technologies that enhance system efficiency and profitability and that protect crops from pests and pathogens in economically and environmentally sound ways. Engineering projects must describe the system need; design specifications, and f ...

    SBIR Department of AgricultureNational Institute of Food and Agriculture

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