Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2014

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

TITLE:  Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2014   (STTR)

NSF 13-547

URLhttp://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13547/nsf13547.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

DUE: 13 June 2013

AWARD:  50 awards totaling  $11.25M

SCOPE:  The STTR Program 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.  This STTR Phase I solicitation aims at encouraging the commercialization of previously NSF-funded fundamental research (NSF funding lineage).  It is highly desirable that the core innovation described in the submitted proposals can in some manner be linked to fundamental research funded by the NSF. This lineage must be documented in the Project Description section of the proposal. (See Proposal Preparation Instructions for more information.  The proposals submitted should fall into one the four broad topic areas:

–           Biological and Chemical Technologies (BC)

–            Education Applications (EA)

–            Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies (EI)

–            Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Manufacturing (NM)

The submission of the same project idea to both this STTR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent SBIR Phase I solicitation is strongly discouraged.   It is NOT required that investigators of the original NSF-funded fundamental research be directly affiliated with the proposed STTR project or personnel.

NOTE:  Only firms qualifying as a small business concern are eligible to participate in the STTR program.  For an STTR Phase I Proposal, a minimum of 40% of the research, as measured by the budget, must be performed by the small business concern and a minimum of 30% of the research, as measured by the budget, must be performed by the collaborating research institution.

CONTACT:

–           Prakash Balan,  Biological and Chemical Technologies (BC), (703) 292-5341, email: [email protected]

–            Juan E. Figueroa, Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies (EI),  (703) 292-7054, email: [email protected]

–            Steven Konsek,  (703) 292-7021, email: [email protected]

–            Glenn H. Larsen, Education Applications (EA),  (703) 292-4607, email: [email protected]

–            Rajesh Mehta, Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (NM),  (703) 292-2174, email: [email protected]

–            Muralidharan S. Nair, Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies (EI),  (703) 292-7059, email: mnair[email protected]

–            Benaiah Schrag, Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (NM),  (703) 292-8323, email: [email protected]

–            Ruth M. Shuman,  Biological and Chemical Technologies (BC),  (703) 292-2160, email: [email protected]

Jesus V. Soriano, Biological and Chemical Technologies (BC),  (703) 292-7795, email: [email protected]

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