NSF STTR RFP for Accelerating Sustainability using Enabling Technologies (ASET)


TITLE:  Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2013  (STTR)
The STTR research topic for this solicitation is Accelerating Sustainability using Enabling Technologies (ASET)

URL:  http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504857

DUE:      Letter of Intent (required):  08 January  2013

Full Proposal:  06 February  2013.  Proposals submitted outside the window of January 6, 2013 – February 6, 2013 will be returned without review. The submission of a LOI is required in order to submit a full proposal.


SCOPE:  The Small Business Technology Transfer program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.  It  requires researchers at universities and other non-profit research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR project. These researchers, by joining forces with a small company, can spin-off their commercially promising ideas while they remain primarily employed at the research institution. A sustainable world is one in which human needs are met equitably without harm to the environment, and without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.  Meeting this formidable challenge requires a substantial increase in our understanding of the integrated system of society, the natural world, and the alterations humans bring to Earth. Such understanding should inform the development and adoption of innovations that sustain and improve the quality of life for humankind within a healthy Earth system.  The STTR research topic for this solicitation is Accelerating Sustainability using Enabling Technologies (ASET).

WEBINAR:  A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this solicitation to answer any questions about the solicitation.  Details will be posted on the SBIR/STTR website: http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/index.jsp as they become available.


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