Tag Archives: STTR

DHS Asks Former SBIR Participants for Technology Ideas; Dusty Lang Quoted

Technology RFI

The Department of Homeland Security invites small businesses to submit ideas with the potential to address the technology needs of various DHS components. Interested businesses may take part in the Other Agency Technology Solutions requests for information, which seek concepts on a variety of topics including electro-optical/infrared sensors, autonomous vessel tracking and 5G internet of things, DHS's Science and Technology Directorate said Friday.

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USAF Taps Jump Aero, Caltech to Develop Damage Recovery Tech for Emergency Response Aircraft; Carl Dietrich Quoted

U.S. Air Force

Jump Aero and the California Institute of Technology will develop a machine learning-aided flight controller designed to help the U.S. Air Force boost the safety of emergency response aircraft. The Air Force expects the new technology to increase the probability of a safe recovery when the aircraft is damaged in battle.

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DOE Announces $110M for Small Business-led Clean Energy, Climate Projects; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a total of $110 million in new funds to 102 small businesses-led projects on clean energy and climate. DOE said Wednesday that it issued these awards under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. 

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NASA Funds Small Business for Research, Development of New Space Tech; Jim Reuter Quoted

Jim Reuter

NASA has invested $45 million in 365 small business projects that support the areas of space science and technology, aeronautics and human exploration. The space agency said Thursday it funds these companies with up to $125,000 each for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program's first phase, where they demonstrate the feasibility of proposed technologies.

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AFVentures Reports $710M in Contracts Awarded Via Open Topic Program; Maj. Jason Rathje Quoted

Maj. Jason Rathje

The Department of the Air Force’s commercial investment group AFVentures has issued its annual report for fiscal year 2020 stating that it has awarded $710 million in contracts to over 1,400 small businesses using the Open Topic program since its formation in 2018. Maj. Jason Rathje, director of AFVentures, said the report seeks to reflect the program’s return on investment for the Air Force and Space Force.

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DOE Allots $115M for New Wave of Small Business-Led Clean Energy Research; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) will award $115 million to small businesses for research and development projects on clean energy. Interested parties may apply for these awards under DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The funds will support research on a range of clean energy topics, including renewable energy, grid modernization and carbon removal. 

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Naval Sea Systems Command Holds First Virtual Small Business Forum

NAVSEA

Naval Sea Systems Command held a virtual forum to discuss programs that fund the research, development and transition of technologies made in partnership with small businesses. The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Transition online event ran from Jan. 27 to 28, marking the forum's first virtual rendition.

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

U.S. Research Security

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

U.S. Research Security

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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