SBIR

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.

Rebel Space Technologies Awarded NASA Cognitive Communication Contract

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rebel Space Technologies has been awarded a NASA Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract for their proposal SpaceWeaver: A Collaborative Smart Network for Space Communications.

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  • LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rebel Space Technologies has been awarded a NASA Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract for their proposal SpaceWeaver: A Collaborative Smart Network for Space Communications.
  • The proposal leverages Rebel Space's proprietary Rebel Cognitive Communications & Control software (Rebel-C3) for autonomous network management, in addition to their partner Prewitt Ridge's VerifAI capability.
  • SpaceWeaver utilizes Rebel-C3to createa distributed cognitive space communications network for lunar operations that increases mission science data return and improves network resource efficiencies for NASA missions.
  • The NASA Phase II contract has a two year period of performance, during that time, Rebel Space and Prewitt Ridge will deliver to NASA prototype software that will advance NASA's lunar communications capabilities.

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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."

Illumio Wins SBIR Phase II Award to Accelerate U.S. Department of the Air Force Adoption of Zero Trust Strategy

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Illumio Inc. , the pioneer and leader of Zero Trust segmentation, today announced it has been selected for an AFWERX Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract award by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), following a Phase I award .

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  • SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Illumio Inc. , the pioneer and leader of Zero Trust segmentation, today announced it has been selected for an AFWERX Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract award by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), following a Phase I award .
  • The new award will further adoption of Illumio CoreTM and provides the visibility, attack containment and segmentation needed to accelerate Zero Trust initiatives and secure important digital assets in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.
  • Now, Illumio can better support customers with risk-based visibility and micro-segmentation to ultimately help the Department of the Air Force further their Zero Trust initiative and meet the goals laid out by the Secretary of the Air Force and the recent Executive Order on cybersecurity.
  • Illumio is proud to be part of our nations cyber defense strategy, and we look forward to expanding the value we can deliver to the Department of the Air Force.

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.

Cardialen Awarded $3 Million Federal Grant to Advance Therapy Designed to Treat Atrial Fibrillation for Improved Heart Failure Outcomes

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 1:00pm

The grant was awarded after an expert panel of cardiologists, scientists, and engineers gave the Cardialen therapy an exceptional peer review as part of a highly competitive grant process.

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  • The grant was awarded after an expert panel of cardiologists, scientists, and engineers gave the Cardialen therapy an exceptional peer review as part of a highly competitive grant process.
  • Maintaining atrial fibrillation rhythm control in heart failure patients has shown to provide significant quality of life, mortality and hospitalization benefits.
  • Cardialen, Inc., is a Minneapolis-based medical device company developing implantable, low-energy defibrillation and cardioversion therapy designed to treat dangerously fast heart rhythms, including ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation, in addition to treating atrial fibrillation.
  • Outcomes of cardiac resynchronisation therapy in patients with heart failure with atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

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.