The SBIR and STTR programs provide critically important early-stage funding for technology-focused small businesses. Learn how these programs have helped entrepreneurs advance R&D and strengthen the nation's innovation economy
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Since you can’t design a space vehicle by looking at one engineering discipline alone, multiple components need to be considered simultaneously in order to select the best choice. What would be the most fuel-efficient option? Are there lighter materials that could be used? Which design would be ready to launch the soonest?
23 and Me
When genotyping solutions first came on the market, customers were thrilled they could pinpoint their ancestry and learn more about who they are and where they came from. 23andMe took this one step further, and became the only company to offer both an ancestry product and a genetic health assessment that provides customers with over 75 online reports related to genetic health risks, carrier status, wellness and more.
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Jul 8 2011
Creare Inc.Hanover, NH 03755 Cutting fluids used during the machining process can pose risks to human health and the environment. Creare, Inc., has created the Indirect Cooling System (ICS), which is a low-cost system that indirectly cools the cutting tool without the use of cutting fluids. Creare’…
Jul 8 2011
Jet Process CorporationNorth Haven, CT 06473 Conventional processes used to apply thin film coatings on electric devices generate significant water pollution, process waste, and toxic effluent. The most common coating processes—sputtering, evaporation, Chemical Vapor Deposition, and electroplating…
Jun 9 2011
Quantum Simulations, IncMurrysville, PA15668Projects Highlights - With support from the SBIR program at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and other funding sources, Quantum developed a suite of web-based artificial intelligence (AI) learning tutors…
Mar 21 2011
Advanced Ceramic Research, Inc. Tucson, AZ 85706 Highlights: Successful acquisition by BAE Systems Founded in 1989, Advanced Ceramic Research, Inc. (ACR) develops state-of-the-art high temperature, high strength ceramic materials and innovative processes. ACR’s first revenues came from the US…
Mar 18 2011
SymantecMountain View, CA 94043 Highlights: 17,500 empoyees in more than 40 countries Symantec, an outstanding example of the values of the SBIR program, was inducted into SBA’s Hall of Fame on February 15, 2011. It was the first recipient of a grant via the SBIR program in 1982, established at the…
Mar 15 2011
Martek Biosciences Columbia, MD 21045 Highlights: 525 employees, product present in 99% of infant formulas, $300 million revenue Life’s DHA and life’s ARA - “We don’t cure cancer. But we’ve impacted probably more people than any biotechnology company ever.” Peter Buzzy, the chief financial officer…
Dec 31 1969