Tag Archives: Small Business Technology Transfer

DOE Invests in Phase I R&D Work Under 139 Small Businesses

Research and Development

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $37 million to fund Phase I research and development activities under 170 grants issued to 139 small businesses in support of the DOE Office of Science. DOE said Tuesday the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer grants have a median value of $200,000 and cover a period of up to 12 months.

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Michael Hayduk on Air Force Research Lab’s Quantum Initiatives

Michael Hayduk

Michael Hayduk, deputy director of the information directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), said AFRL has launched several initiatives focused on advancing quantum information science. He said the lab awarded 23 Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II contracts worth approximately $35 million to 15 small businesses in December 2020 for projects spanning AFRL’s four QIS technical areas. 

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NASA to Fund Space Tech Projects from Small Businesses

Research and Development

NASA has earmarked $14 million in grants through the second phase of the Small Business Technology Transfer program to support 19 projects that aim to speed up the agency's science, aeronautics, space technology and human exploration efforts. Seventeen companies will secure up to $750,000 to build and demonstrate their Phase I proposals.

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Voyager Subsidiary Wins SBIR, STTR Contract to Develop Space Technology; Jonathan Goff, Matthew Kuta Quoted

Matthew Kuta

Altius Space Machines, subsidiary of Voyager Space Holdings, has been selected to participate in a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to develop space servicing capabilities using its patented electropermanent magnet (EPM) technology. Altius will explore the potential of its EPM technology and provide existing satellite and space launch companies with solutions.

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NASA, Swift Engineering Fly New Earth Observation UAS for Testing

HALE UAS

NASA's Ames Research Center partnered with Swift Engineering to test-fly a new solar-powered unmanned aircraft system designed for Earth observation and atmospheric research. The High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE UAS) flew for two hours to demonstrate low-altitude operations.

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Air Force to Hold Industry Event for Mobility-Focused Small Business Tech Transfer Solicitation

Innovation

The U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX innovation arm will host an event on July 15 and 16 to brief small businesses and academic entities on the service branch’s efforts to utilize commercial technologies for military applications, the service branch reported on Friday.

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Air Force Funds Research Efforts in Quantum Technologies

AFRL

Twenty-three small businesses received $5.25 million in contract funds from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to accelerate research efforts for quantum technologies through the first phase of the Small Business Technology Transfer program. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded 35 contracts worth $150,000 each during a two-day virtual quantum collider pitch event.

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DOE Allots $111M for Phase II of FY 2020 Small Business Programs

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The Department of Energy is investing about $111M in fiscal year 2020 phase II projects under small business innovation research and technology transfer programs. The new funding opportunity announcement supports projects across multiple DOE offices such as those focused on cybersecurity, electricity, nuclear energy and environmental management, the department said Tuesday.

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DOE Allots $97M for Phase II Small Business Projects

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Department of Energy is investing $97 million in 86 grants for research and development projects under small business award programs. DOE said Monday that its new grants support the second phase of the department's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

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Navy Dept Launches New Small Business Broad Agency Announcement

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The Department of the Navy seeks to achieve new vehicle sustainment technologies through engagement with the small business sector. DON said Monday it issued the 20.1/20.A broad agency announcement that calls for research proposals under the department's small business innovation research and technology transfer programs.

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