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  • HHS (NIH) Changes Standard Due Dates for SBIR/STTR Grant ApplicationsFriday, December 19th, 2014 — The purpose of this Notice is to inform the small business community that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is changing the Standard Due Dates for all SBIR/STTR grant applications. Section 5126 of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 P.L. 112-81, signed on 12/31/2011, indicates that agencies “are Read More...
  • 2014-15 SBIR/STTR Solicitation Schedule/AnnouncementsThursday, December 18th, 2014 — Please note that the IPart will accept electronic Pre-Proposal Applications NO LATER THAN (4) WEEKS PRIOR (the timing for IPart PPAP submission has changed since funding programs have been re-instituted .) to the Federal Submission Deadline. Different rules may apply for DoD submissions; please consult with your IPart Sponsor to determine eligibility for Read More...
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SBIR – FY15.1Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 — Now (12/16/14) thru Wed. (12/17/14) are last days to ask questions of DHS for FY15.1 #SBIR solicitation, which Opens 12/18/14 & Closes 1/21/15. Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-15-R-00017 More Information HERE:  http://tinyurl.com/o7vtfza Agency: Department of Homeland Security Office: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer Location: Office of Procurement Operations Synopsis: The Read More...
  • US Government Accountability Office (GAO) Issues Report on Impact of SBIR Program Eligibility ChangesFriday, December 5th, 2014 — November 2014 Why GAO Did This Study The SBIR program provides grants and contracts to small businesses to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The 2011 SBIR reauthorization included a provision that gave agencies the option to allow majority-owned portfolio companies to participate in SBIR. SBA issued a rule to implement Read More...
  • Webinar: ABC’s of SBIR/STTR Funding – Dec 9, 2014Thursday, December 4th, 2014 — Offered by our colleagues at:         CLICK TO REGISTER Is your technology company eligible for non-dilutive federal funding through the government’s SBIR/STTR program? Join us for this webinar covering SBIR/STTR program basics including: program purpose; eligibility; and sources of funding. It is designed to Read More...
  • NASA 2015 SBIR/STTR Program SolicitationsTuesday, November 18th, 2014 — NASA FY 2015 SBIR/STTR Solicitation Open from November 14, 2014 to January 28, 2015 Selections scheduled to be announced on April 23, 201 Research Topics are Under the Following Categories: Aeronautics Research Human Exploration and Operations Science Space Technology More details about the topics can Read More...
  • DOE Phase 0 Assistance Program AvailableTuesday, November 18th, 2014 — November, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the first ever Federal Agency SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program, aimed at helping eligible Small R&D Businesses and individuals successfully apply for SBIR/STTR federal funding from the DOE.  Since the program is entirely funded by the DOE, these services are Read More...
  • Dept. Ed. SBIR Fast Track – Pre-releaseTuesday, November 18th, 2014 — Solicitation Number:     ED-IES-15-R-0006 Notice Type:                  Pre-solicitation Synopsis:                      Added: Nov 14, 2014 8:05 am The U.S. Department of Education (Department) anticipates the release of the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Fast Track solicitation on or about December 1, 2014. The purpose of the SBIR program is to Read More...
  • DOE – FY15 Phase I Release 2 WebinarsTuesday, October 28th, 2014 — The Department of Energy will be hosting a series of webinars on their FY15 Phase I Release 2 Topic Areas. This is your opportunity to ask the DOE program managers questions about these topics.  Don’t forget to submit your question(s) when you register for these webinars. Presenters will try to address these Read More...
  • Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review: Webinars for Applicants – REGISTER NOW!Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 — The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) will host four Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review Webinars in early November 2014 to give new NIH grant applicants and others useful insights into the submission and review processes. Pick a Webinar for the Type of Application You Want to Submit   Read More...
  • DOE – FY15 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Technical Topics ReleasedTuesday, October 28th, 2014 — Topics for our FY15 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement have been issued and are available on the DOE website: http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/. The following DOE program offices are participating in this solicitation: • Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation • Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability • Office of Energy Read More...
  • FYI – Key Changes in SBIR & STTR Policy DirectivesTuesday, October 21st, 2014 — Funding Set-aside percentages are increased.   For FY 2012, SBA has issued guidelines to the agencies that the set-aside share is increased to 2.6%, prior to the new Policy Directives being issued.  The share will increase by 0.1 Read More...
  • National SBIR/STTR Conference – Austin, TX – Nov 11-13Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 — ABOUT THE SBIR CONFERENCE SBIR/STTR programs are the nation’s largest source of early stage / high risk R&D funding for small business. At this conference you’ll learn how to participate and compete for funding in these two programs that encourage small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) Read More...
  • Upcoming BBC Webinar TrainingThursday, September 18th, 2014 —       The following training opportunities are presented by our colleagues at BBCetc, a nationally recognized, results-driven entrepreneurial consulting group specializing in helping emerging companies to win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. BBCetc has developed two new webinar series to guide SBIR/STTR applicants along the path to submission Read More...
  • Nearby SBIR/STTR Training OpportunitiesWednesday, September 17th, 2014 — Our colleagues at the Center for Innovation Technology (CIT) in nearby Virginia, are offering a number of excellent SBIR/STTR training opportunities we thought you might be interested in. CIT’s Fall NSF SBIR/STTR workshop is Oct. 7 in Arlington, VA and features a short presentation and networking with an NSF SBIR/STTR Program Manager. Ideal for Read More...
  • HHS (NIH) Changes Standard Due Dates for SBIR/STTR Grant ApplicationsFriday, December 19th, 2014 — The purpose of this Notice is to inform the small business community that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is changing the Standard Due Dates for all SBIR/STTR grant applications. Section 5126 of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 P.L. 112-81, signed on 12/31/2011, indicates that agencies “are Read More...
  • 2014-15 SBIR/STTR Solicitation Schedule/AnnouncementsThursday, December 18th, 2014 — Please note that the IPart will accept electronic Pre-Proposal Applications NO LATER THAN (4) WEEKS PRIOR (the timing for IPart PPAP submission has changed since funding programs have been re-instituted .) to the Federal Submission Deadline. Different rules may apply for DoD submissions; please consult with your IPart Sponsor to determine eligibility for Read More...
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SBIR – FY15.1Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 — Now (12/16/14) thru Wed. (12/17/14) are last days to ask questions of DHS for FY15.1 #SBIR solicitation, which Opens 12/18/14 & Closes 1/21/15. Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-15-R-00017 More Information HERE:  http://tinyurl.com/o7vtfza Agency: Department of Homeland Security Office: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer Location: Office of Procurement Operations Synopsis: The Read More...
  • NASA 2015 SBIR/STTR Program SolicitationsTuesday, November 18th, 2014 — NASA FY 2015 SBIR/STTR Solicitation Open from November 14, 2014 to January 28, 2015 Selections scheduled to be announced on April 23, 201 Research Topics are Under the Following Categories: Aeronautics Research Human Exploration and Operations Science Space Technology More details about the topics can Read More...
  • DOE Phase 0 Assistance Program AvailableTuesday, November 18th, 2014 — November, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the first ever Federal Agency SBIR/STTR Phase 0 Assistance Program, aimed at helping eligible Small R&D Businesses and individuals successfully apply for SBIR/STTR federal funding from the DOE.  Since the program is entirely funded by the DOE, these services are Read More...
  • Dept. Ed. SBIR Fast Track – Pre-releaseTuesday, November 18th, 2014 — Solicitation Number:     ED-IES-15-R-0006 Notice Type:                  Pre-solicitation Synopsis:                      Added: Nov 14, 2014 8:05 am The U.S. Department of Education (Department) anticipates the release of the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Fast Track solicitation on or about December 1, 2014. The purpose of the SBIR program is to Read More...
  • DOE – FY15 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Technical Topics ReleasedTuesday, October 28th, 2014 — Topics for our FY15 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement have been issued and are available on the DOE website: http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/. The following DOE program offices are participating in this solicitation: • Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation • Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability • Office of Energy Read More...
  • FYI – Key Changes in SBIR & STTR Policy DirectivesTuesday, October 21st, 2014 — Funding Set-aside percentages are increased.   For FY 2012, SBA has issued guidelines to the agencies that the set-aside share is increased to 2.6%, prior to the new Policy Directives being issued.  The share will increase by 0.1 Read More...
  • Updated Pennsylvania Federal SBIR/STTR Awardee DataTuesday, September 2nd, 2014 — Award data for all Pennsylvania SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II Awardees has been updated by the addition of spreadsheets HERE – http://innovationpartnership.net/news/pennsylvania-federal-awardee-data **2013 Data is YTD as of 9-2-14 and will be updated with the most recent #’s when available.      
  • The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2015 Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity AnnouncementThursday, August 14th, 2014 — The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2015 Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001164) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.  Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought Read More...
  • NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) – SBIR – Opportunity OpenWednesday, February 19th, 2014 — Link to NIST SBIR 2014 Opportunity: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251550 Funding Opportunity Number: 2014-NIST-SBIR-01 Posted Date:    Feb 19, 2014 Closing Date for Applications: Electronic applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, May Read More...
  • DOE – FY 2014 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001046) SBIR/STTR ProgramsMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply. DOE program offices participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office Read More...
  • DOE SBIR/STTR FY 2014 Phase I (Release 1) Topics AvailableMonday, August 5th, 2013 — The Department of Energy (DOE) has posted the topics for Release 1 of the DOE FY2014 SBIR/STTR Phase I Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on their SBIR/STTR website (science.energy.gov/sbir/).  Release information located HERE: http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/ There are 40 topics available from among the following 7 participating DOE Research Programs (also referred to as Program Read More...
  • DoT Phase I SBIR Solicitation ReleaseMonday, August 5th, 2013 — The Department of Transportation (DoT) has released their SBIR Solicitation. Deadline for Submission is September 23, 2013 – 11:59 P.M. EDT.  DoT is seeking innovative research proposals in the six research topics listed below. Applications must specify a single topic: Development of Innovative Welding for High Performance Bridge Read More...
  • DoD SBIR 13.3 & STTR 13.B Solicitations Issued – 7/26/13Monday, July 29th, 2013 — The SBIR 13.3 and STTR 13.B solicitations were issued for public release on July 26, 2013 The DoD SBIR 2013.3 and STTR 2013.B solicitations were pre-released at http://www.dodsbir.net/solicitation and http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir/solicitations/index.htm on July 26, 2013. For SBIR 13.3 the Army, Navy, DARPA, DTRA, and OSD and for STTR 13.B the DARPA, Read More...
  • IPart AwardeesMonday, December 1st, 2014 — Each document link includes a listing of companies who were awarded Innovation Partnership MicroGrant (MG), MicroVoucher (MV) or Federal Marketing Assistance (FMA) grants to assist them with the refinement of their federal SBIR/STTR proposal. Notes: 1.  The MicroVoucher Program was initiated in 2007 and no awards under this program were made Read More...
  • We Have A New Winner! – ChromaTan Wins NIH Phase I SBIRWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — We are very excited to announce that ChromaTan and their team of scientists have recently been awarded an NIH SBIR Phase 1 for $183,000. Their proposal focuses on: design, construction, and testing a Continuous Countercurrent Tangential Chromatography (CCTC) system capable of providing highly efficient and low cost purification of therapeutic proteins and Read More...
  • IPart Client, Recipient of 2011 Tibbetts AwardSunday, February 20th, 2011 — IPart Client Awardee re, Inc. is a leading developer of Intelligent Modular Manipulation Systems. re’s mission is to advance the state of the art of mobile manipulation and develop dual-use technologies that benefit both defense & public safety robot users. re’s manipulation systems and components are scalable and modular. re’s development efforts are focused on creating plug-n-play Read More...
  • IPart Federal Marketing Assistance (FMA) AwardeesWednesday, December 1st, 2010 — The Fedeal Marketing Assistance (FMA) Program is a Phase II, advanced federal funding assistance program started in 2005 as a pilot. FMA Awards can be up to $10,000 (Most recently; 2009-2010,Awards have averaged around $5,000 due to budgetary constraints) to defray the costs of proposal preparation. Applicants MUST work with their Sponsor Organization closely to be considered for this program. IPart FMA Awardees 2005-2010
  • IPart Federal AwardeesThursday, May 6th, 2010 — Companies listed have received SBIR/STTR Federal Awards and have received assistance from the IPart and its programs.  Errors or omissions should be reported to Kelly S. Wylam. IPart Federal Awardees 2003-2008
  • Client Spotlight: Y-CarbonTuesday, September 22nd, 2009 — Y-Carbon, Inc. - King of Prussia, PA Has successfully been awarded 3 MicroVouchers from the IPart to assist with the proposal preparation and has recently been awarded funding from NSF and DoD to Develop High Energy Supercapacitors.  You can read more about these recent awards here. You can also read Read More...
  • PA Federally Awarded & IPart Assisted CompaniesWednesday, September 3rd, 2014 — Please click on the link to access the most recent listing of Pennsylvania companies that were assisted through the Innovation Partnership (IPart) Programs.  Companies either received a free, Pre-Proposal Technical Review; MicroGrant/MicroVoucher for Phase 1 applicants or a Federal Marketing Assistance (FMA) award for Phase 2 applicants. PA Federally Awarded & IPart Assisted Companies   *List is current as of 9-3-14    
  • Pennsylvania Federal Awardee DataTuesday, September 2nd, 2014 — This page contains links to Pennsylvania’s Federal Awardees through the SBIR & STTR Programs from 2002 to 2013.  Each link takes you to a downloadable Excel Spreadsheet containing both Summary and Awardee records grouped by year. Each workbook, with the exception of the “TOTALS” workbook contains 5 tabs: Summary Tab; SBIR Read More...
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