SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities
NSF SBIR/STTR FY 2014 Release 2 Solicitation
SBIR opens: November 2, 2013
STTR opens: November 4, 2013
SBIR closes: December 2, 2013
STTR closes: December 4, 2013
NSF Topics include:
Educational Technologies and Applications (EA)
Information and Communication Technologies (IC)
Semiconductors (S) and Photonic (PH) Devices and Materials
Electronic Hardware, Robotics and Wireless Technologies (EW)
Advanced Manufacturing and Nanotechnology (MN)
Advanced Materials and Instrumentation (MI)
Chemical and Environmental Technologies (CT)
Biological Technologies (BT)
Smart Health (SH) and Biomedical (BM) Technologies
DOD SBIR FY 2014.1 Solicitation
Pre-Release: November 20, 2013
Opens: December 20, 2013
Closes: January 22, 2014
DOD SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System: http://www.dodsbir.net/sitis/
The objectives of the DoD SBIR Program include stimulating technological innovation in DoD’s Science and Technology Emphasis Areas, strengthening the role of small business in meeting DoD research and development needs, fostering and encouraging participation by minority and disadvantaged persons in technological innovation, and increasing the commercial application of DoD-supported research or research and development results.chnologies (IC)
NIH/CDC/FDA and more... SBIR/STTR 2013
Opened: July 5, 2013
Closes: December 5, 2013 - Non-Aids Related
Closes: January 7, 2014 - Aids Related
NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
NOAA SBIR FY 2014
Opened: November 13, 2013
Closes: January 29, 2014
The U. S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released their FY2014 SBIR with an opening date of November 13, 2013 and a closing date of January 29, 2014. The main topics for this solicitation are in the areas of: Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies; Healthy Oceans; Climate Adaptation and Mitigation; and Weather-Ready Nation, with each topic consisting of several subtopics.
NASA SBIR 2014 Phase I
NASA SBIR Select 2014 Phase I
NASA STTR 2014 Phase I
Opened: November 14, 2013
Closes: January 29, 2013
The NASA SBIR and STTR programs fund the research, development, and demonstration of innovative technologies that fulfill NASA needs as described in the annual solicitations and have significant potential for successful commercialization. Commercialization encompasses the transition of technology into products and services for NASA mission programs, other government agencies and non-goverment markets. Technological innovation, the overall focus of the NASA SBIR adn STTR programs is vital to the performance of the NASA missio and to the nation's prosperity and security.
DOE SBIR/STTR 2013 Round 2
Topics Released: October 28, 2013
Letter of Intent Due: December 16, 2013
Closes: February 4, 2014
Each year the Department of Energy (DOE) issues Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) inviting small businesses to apply for SBIR/STTR grants. These FOA's contain topics in such research areas as: Clean Energy, Fossil, Nuclear and Renewable Energy (energy production and use in buildings, vehicles, and industry) and Electricity Delivery and Reliability. Also included: Basic Science and Engineering, Fundamental Energy Sciences, including materials, life, environmental, and computational sciences, and Fusion Energy, High Energy, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Security, and Environmental Management and Nuclear Nonproliferation.
MTIP's Profile of a Good SBIR/STTR Candidate is a great document to review the qualifications and attributes necessary for a candidate to succeed in the SBIR/STTR programs.
The Montana Technology Innovation Partnership (MTIP) is a Montana Department of Commerce initiative created to promote technology commercialization in the State of Montana.
MTIP's mission is to build the short-term benefits of technology research and development into the long-term rewards of economic development through commercialization.
MTIP is driven by six objectives:
- To offer technical assistance for SBIR and STTR proposals
- To assist businesses in securing seed capital for research and development
- To provide educational opportunities that target Montana's technology-based businesses and service providers
- To identify and guide businesses to appropriate local and national resources - technical, business, financial or university
- To deliver result- oriented services to help technology-based businesses achieve personal commercialization goals
- To complement, not duplicate, the services of other service providers
MTIP SUCCESS STORY: Montana Emergent Technologies (MET)
(BUTTE, MT) - Congratulations to Montana Emergent Technologies (MET) on the Department of Energy’s STTR Phase I award! MET is located in Butte, Montana, and has four experienced engineers on their team. All four engineers have advanced degrees in metallurgical, mechanical, and chemical engineering. Two of the four engineers are registered professional engineers. Strategic Partners in Montana include relationships with: the Center for Advanced Mineral and Metallurgical Processing (CAMP); Montana Tech in Butte; and the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University in Bozeman.
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