Small Business Innovation Research

BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting is a 2021 SBIR Catalyst Award Winner

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 8:42pm

The 2021 SBIR Catalyst competition is aimed at spurring investment in underrepresented communities within the innovation economy.

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  • The 2021 SBIR Catalyst competition is aimed at spurring investment in underrepresented communities within the innovation economy.
  • SBIR Catalyst winners will help fulfill the SBA's mission of addressing current gaps in access to the innovation economy for communities of color, women entrepreneurs, and rural communities.
  • Through its existing network and relationships, BBCetc will use the SBIR Catalyst Award to expand and deepen its SBIR assistance to female entrepreneurs.
  • The BBCetc Catalyst initiative will identify women entrepreneurs and invest in them through training provided by Capita3, an early-stage venture capital fund.

XLerateHealth Selected for First Small Business Association (SBA) Catalyst Award

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 1:17pm

XLerateHealth (XLH) is pleased to announce that it has been selected for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) SBIR Catalyst Award , doing business as the XLerator Network, in collaboration with Jackson State University and the University of Kentucky.

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  • XLerateHealth (XLH) is pleased to announce that it has been selected for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) SBIR Catalyst Award , doing business as the XLerator Network, in collaboration with Jackson State University and the University of Kentucky.
  • XLerateHealth is one of eight winners and will use the Award to expand support for DE&I funding initiatives across minority institutions in the Southeast XLerator Network .
  • XLHs nonprofit arm previously received the SBA GAFC award in four separate competitions.
  • The SBA Catalyst Award will help us build on the success of EnRICH and address the need for more SBIR/STTR support in this area.

John Wharton Joins Peak Nano as Senior Advisor

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 6:57pm

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Peak Nanosystems, LLC, a nano-layered polymer film company, announced today the addition ofMajor General John F. Wharton, U.S. Army (Ret), as a Senior Advisor for the company.

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  • VALLEY VIEW, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Peak Nanosystems, LLC, a nano-layered polymer film company, announced today the addition ofMajor General John F. Wharton, U.S. Army (Ret), as a Senior Advisor for the company.
  • "John Wharton is a great addition to the Peak team and will add significant expertise in engaging with not only our government partners, but the many international partners and nations where he has relationships," said CEO,Jim Welsh.
  • "John will be a critical player for Peak to gain access to important military programs and suppliers for our Optics and Films businesses," said President,Chad Lewis.
  • Our Peak Nano system streamlines the entire process, from nanotechnology research and innovation to rapid prototyping, manufacturing, capital, executive leadership, and distribution.

CTI Awarded $188M GSA FEDSIM SBIR Phase III Contract to Provide Multi-Domain Analysis, Evaluation, and Software for Tactical and Remote Operations

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:07pm

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CTI announces it has been awarded a $188M GSA FEDSIM SBIR Phase III contract: "Multi-Domain Analysis, Evaluation, and Software for Tactical and Remote Operations (MAESTRO)."

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  • MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CTI announces it has been awarded a $188M GSA FEDSIM SBIR Phase III contract: "Multi-Domain Analysis, Evaluation, and Software for Tactical and Remote Operations (MAESTRO)."
  • MAESTRO is a multi-sponsor, combined effort for engineering services and software development to integrate SBIR technologies into existing manned and unmanned vehicles and cloud solutions, leveraging CTI's Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) developed technology.
  • "Our MAESTRO contract enables continued transition of our SBIR-based inventions and technologies, rapid enhancement and integration of capabilities into experiments, exercises, program efforts.
  • CTI is excited to partner with both new and existing resource sponsors on successful execution of projects through this contract and in partnership with our GSA customer."

CONSTRUKTS Inc. Awarded Competitive Grant From the National Science Foundation

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 5:00pm

CONSTRUKTS combines hands-on learning and learning with computers to address that achievement gap.

Key Points: 
  • CONSTRUKTS combines hands-on learning and learning with computers to address that achievement gap.
  • To achieve these goals, the CONSTRUKTS EdTech platform integrates Internet-of-Things (IoT), mixed reality (XR), and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
  • Pamela L. Jennings, Ph.D., CEO, CONSTRUKTS, Inc., is a formerNational Science FoundationProgram Director in Human Centered Computing.
  • CONSTRUKTS, Inc. is a consumer electronics company that develops Internet-of-Things (IoT), mixed reality (XR), and artificial intelligence (AI) EdTech applications.

SBA Administrator Guzman Announces $5.4 Million in Prizes to Nearly 100 Awardees to Support Inclusive Entrepreneurship in the Innovation Ecosystem

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 8:54pm

I am proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition and SBIR Catalyst prize competition.

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  • I am proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition and SBIR Catalyst prize competition.
  • Our awardees have innovative plans to support underserved entrepreneurs, including women, people of color, and individuals from underrepresented geographic areas, said SBA Administrator IsabellaCasillasGuzman .
  • The success of the first-ever SBIR Catalyst track will ensure newly piloted regional collaboratives represent the diverse potential of the U.S. innovation ecosystem.
  • The GAFC prize winners support a broad range of industries including clean energy, supply chain resilience, and infrastructure.

Green Sun Medical Awarded $1M National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Whisper Scoliosis Brace Intelligence Platform

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 7:12pm

Fort Collins, CO, Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Sun Medical , a pioneer in non-surgical scoliosis treatment solutions, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant for $1M to commercialize an advanced sensor system for the connected Whisper Scoliosis Brace .

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  • Fort Collins, CO, Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Sun Medical , a pioneer in non-surgical scoliosis treatment solutions, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant for $1M to commercialize an advanced sensor system for the connected Whisper Scoliosis Brace .
  • The platform will collect data from smart pads and empower clinicians to prescribe more effective treatments and optimize healthcare resources needed to treat adolescent scoliosis.
  • Jamie Haggard , CEO of Green Sun Medical said, We are honored and grateful to the NSF for this grant supporting the enhancement of the Whisper Brace.
  • The Whisper Brace is a comfortable and flexible dynamic solution for treating patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Lumetrics Awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Contract from the Army Research Lab

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 5:15pm

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Lumetrics, a manufacturer of precision non-contact thickness measurement and non-contact optical inspection systems, today announced a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the Army Research Lab (ARL) to ensure the quality development of transparent armor (TA) products, such as ballistic and blast-resistant glass.

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  • ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Lumetrics, a manufacturer of precision non-contact thickness measurement and non-contact optical inspection systems, today announced a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the Army Research Lab (ARL) to ensure the quality development of transparent armor (TA) products, such as ballistic and blast-resistant glass.
  • "We are fully committed to the mission-critical goals of this SBIR partnership with ARL," said John Hart, President and CEO of Lumetrics.
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, chair of the Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, stated, "Lumetrics conducts innovative research that will go towards protecting our service members.
  • Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Lumetrics has sales and support locations across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Mitternight Industries Awarded Innovative DOE Fusion Project

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:29pm

MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a $1.15 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant awarded to KVA Stainless by the U.S. Department of Energy, Mitternight Industries announced a partnership with KVA Stainless.

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  • MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a $1.15 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant awarded to KVA Stainless by the U.S. Department of Energy, Mitternight Industries announced a partnership with KVA Stainless.
  • Mitternight Industries will provide design engineering and fabrication of the prototype reactor which will implement KVA Stainless's integrated welding and thermal processing procedures.
  • This SBIR project will develop integrated joining methods to enable fabrication of complex structures while maintaining required dimensional accuracy, material and physical properties.
  • "We congratulate KVA on being awarded this grant by the U.S. DOE and are excited to be their partner in this project.

ColoWrap Awarded Phase I SBIR Grant Award from National Science Foundation

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --ColoWrap, LLC., has been awarded a Phase I National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $255,000 to launch a new research and development (R&D) initiative aimed at adapting ColoWrap's existing anti-looping colonoscopy compression device to a new patient population.

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  • DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --ColoWrap, LLC., has been awarded a Phase I National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $255,000 to launch a new research and development (R&D) initiative aimed at adapting ColoWrap's existing anti-looping colonoscopy compression device to a new patient population.
  • "We're thrilled to receive this SBIR award from the National Science Foundation," said James Hathorn, Chief Executive Officer of ColoWrap.
  • "This grant validates the science behind ColoWrap and will serve to further secure its place as a vital tool in enhancing the practice of colonoscopy."
  • In clinical trials, ColoWrap has been shown to shorten procedure time, improve patient comfort, and reduce staff-reported musculoskeletal pain by 85%.