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Posted on Jul 8, 2013

Two small business firms have won national industry awards for their education technology learning games developed with funding from the Institute of Education Sciences' SBIR program. On June 18, 2013, Filament Games received an award at the Games for Change conference, which brings together industry leaders whose companies focus on games that serve as tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. Filament's "Reach For The Sun" game won the award for "Best Gameplay." In the game, middle and high school students are challenged to "do" photosynthesis by growing a sunflower from seed to full flowering plant before winter arrives. This award marks the third major industry award that...
Posted on Jul 3, 2013

The 15th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference will be held October 28 – 30, 2013 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1101 N West Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104.  Registration has now opened. This year's conference "How to Be Competitive in a World of Change: Opportunities Through SBIR/STTR Awards ", will offer presentations from NIH program staff and other experts, opportunities for one-on-one meetings with staff representing most NIH institutes and centers, a poster session providing examples of NIH-funded SBIR and STTR projects, and a “Pitch to Investors” panel to educate attendees as to investor...
Posted on May 31, 2013

The PHS 2013-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications and SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications are now reissued. The reissued solicitation consists of: (1) re-issued parent funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for SBIR, (2) re-issued parent FOA for STTR, and (3) narrative descriptions of the programs and research topics (in PDF - 1 MB and MS Word - 1 MB formats). The remaining due dates for CY 2013 are August 5 and December 5, 2013.  AIDS and AIDS-related applications are due September 7, 2013 and January 7, 2014. The original SBIR and STTR Omnibus solicitations, PA-13-088 (SBIR) and PA-13-089 (STTR) are now...
Posted on May 20, 2013

Three Companies Inducted into SBIR Hall of Fame - WASHINGTON The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today honored eighteen high-tech small businesses and three individuals in Washington, D.C., for the critical role they play in research and development for the government and for their success in driving innovation and creating new jobs. The Tibbetts Awards, given by SBA, honor outstanding small businesses and individuals who participate in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. In addition, three past participants in SBIR who represent the very best of the 30-plus-year SBIR program were named to the third annual SBIR Hall of Fame class. “The people who power our...
Posted on May 3, 2013

The second annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase will be held in parallel with the 16th annual TechConnect World Conference, at the Gaylord Convention Center, May 12-16, 2013.In support of the White House and Congressional call for innovation commercialization initiatives, the National Innovation Summit and Showcase, hosted at the 2013 TechConnect World Conference, May 12-16 in Washington DC,  will deliver the world's largest showcase of industry-vetted emerging-technologies ready for commercialization.   Don't miss as TechConnect presents the Nation's top innovations emerging from our federal technology funding programs.  All showcasing innovations will be...
Posted on May 3, 2013

The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts periodic webinars for the SBIR community. The webinars cover a wide range of topics ranging from outlining the effects of policy updates to giving tips on how your small business can grow. Sign up for e-mail updates to stay connected.Click here to download and view past webinars
Posted on Mar 22, 2013

A former awardee of the SBIR Program at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education (ED), California-based Sokikom, has raised $1.025M in seed funding from private investors to scale up and officially launch its technology-based gaming platform. Sokikom is a web-based program that engages students in grades 1 to 6 in guided, discovery-based, situated learning games. The games are self-paced and adaptive in that they adjust to the skill level of the individual game player. When students do not know an answer, the games provide cues to scaffold learning. The games cover standards-based concepts such as fractions, measurement, operations, and geometry...
Posted on Jan 28, 2013

SBA recently published the Final Rule for the SBIR Size Rules on December 27, 2012 in the Federal Register, just ahead of the deadline mandated by Congress.  The size rule update was a key component of the recent SBIR Reauthorization Legislation, and it will take effect on January 28, 2013.  Last spring SBA issued a proposed rule, and solicited public comment and feedback on the rule.  We received robust feedback, and incorporated that into the final rule. There are several major changes from the proposed rule to the final rule, including: timing of eligibility, VC Participation in STTR, ownership and affiliation.  For those interested in the details of the changes, the...
Posted on Dec 17, 2012

  SBA News Release PRESS OFFICE                     Release Date:  December 17, 2012 Contact:  Dennis Byrne  (202) 205-6567 Release Number:12-55 Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news SBA Accepting Nominations for Small Business Innovation Research Awards 2013 SBIR Tibbetts Awards and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards to be presented in May WASHINGTON -The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for awards honoring the critical economic role small businesses play in federally funded research and development through SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (...
Posted on Dec 17, 2012

The 2013 SBIR and STTR solicitation release dates are now available.
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