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  1. MI6: Other Materials

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    New innovations in materials that do not fit into any of the above five materials topics but that nevertheless meet the intellectual merit and broader/commercial impact criteria of the NSF SBIR/STTR program.  

    STTR National Science Foundation
  2. MI7: Instrumentation for Characterization and Imaging

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    New innovations in instrumentation whose primary purpose is measurement, characterization, or imaging.  Includes (but is not limited to) optical and electron microscopy, scanning probe methods, magnetic imaging (NMR, MRI, etc.), spectroscopic and chemical methods, and other scientific instrumentation.  

    STTR National Science Foundation
  3. MI8: Instrumentation for Detection, Actuation, Control, and Manipulation

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    New innovations in instrumentation whose primary function is detection, control, or manipulation. Includes (but is not limited to) new instruments for use in industrial processes, manufacturing, research, engineering, military, and/or consumer applications.  

    STTR National Science Foundation
  4. MI9: Other Instrumentation

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    New innovations in instrumentation that do not fit into either of the above two instrumentation topics but that nevertheless meet the intellectual merit and broader/commercial impact criteria of the NSF SBIR/STTR program. Refer to the BT topic for bioinstrumentation.   

    STTR National Science Foundation
  5. BT: Biological Technologies

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    BT1. Agricultural and Food Safety Biotechnology  New approaches for meeting the world's future nutritional needs that involve the development of new technology that is primarily based in the biotechnology area. For Plant Biotechnology, target areas for improvement may include (but are not limited to) drought tolerance, improved nutritional value, enhanced disease resistance, and higher y ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  6. BT1: Agricultural and Food Safety Biotechnology

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    New approaches for meeting the world's future nutritional needs that involve the development of new technology that is primarily based in the biotechnology area. For Plant Biotechnology, target areas for improvement may include (but are not limited to) drought tolerance, improved nutritional value, enhanced disease resistance, and higher yield. Proposers should give consideration to technologi ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  7. BT2: Biosensors

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Biosensors are sensors that contain a biologically-based sensing element. Proposed projects might include (but are not limited to) real-time sensors, microbial component-based sensors, sensors for monitoring fluxes of metabolites, nanobiotechnology-based sensors, biomedical sensors, and micro- or nanofluidic-based sensors. Application areas of interest may include (but are not limited to) toxicity ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  8. BT3: Life Sciences Research Tools

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Developing novel technologies that will advance scientific research across the biological spectrum. The life sciences area includes tools and reagents for genomics, proteomics, cell biology, epigenetics, metabolomics, stem cells, and antibodies and related areas.  This may include enabling technologies for drug discovery (high-throughput screening assays and platforms, and high-content screen ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  9. BT4: Bioinstrumentation

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    The development of technology for novel or improved instrumentation primarily for biological research applications. This may include analytical, automation, and monitoring devices, which covers but is not limited to virtual instruments, biosensing devices, microfluidics, etc.  In addition, this may include low cost instruments for science and engineering that are aimed at students or others i ...

    STTR National Science Foundation
  10. BT5: Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

    Release Date: 03-14-2018Open Date: 03-14-2018Due Date: 07-10-2018Close Date: 07-10-2018

    Using synthetic biology to engineer novel biologically-based (or inspired) functions that do not exist in nature. Proposed projects may include creating new manufacturing capability by designing microorganisms, plants, and cell-free systems for the production of novel chemicals and biomolecules. Applications may include (but are not limited to) health-care products, food ingredients, chemicals, an ...

    STTR National Science Foundation

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