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Small Business Research Funding Opportunities

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Innovative technologies and methodologies fuel progress in biomedical and behavioral research and represent an increasingly important area of the economy. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides support for research and development (R&D) of new or improved technologies and methodologies that have the potential to succeed as commercial products. The purpose of this notice is to (1) announce the issuance of the Solicitation of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Small Business Innovation Research Contract Proposals (PHS 2010-1) with a receipt date ...
establishes small business size standards on an industry-by-industry basis, but generally specifies a small business as having fewer than 500 employees for manufacturing businesses and less than $7 million in annual receipts for most nonmanufacturing businesses. In the European Union , a small business generally has under 50 employees. However, in Australia , a small business is defined by the Fair Work Act 2009 as one with fewer than 15 employees. By comparison, a medium sized business or mid-sized business has under 500 employees in the US, 250 in the European Union and fewer than 200 in Australia. In addition to number of ...
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MoFAST Blog » NIH Small Business Challenge Grants
As you are aware, on February 17, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). As part of the Recovery Act, NIH has designated at least $200 million in FYs 2009 - 2010 for a new initiative called the NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research, to fund 200 or more grants (contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of scientifically meritorious applications). This new program will support research on Challenge Topics which address specific scientific and health research challenges in biomedical and behavioral research that will benefit from significant 2-year ... market research, surveys and trends
Askew of normal is where innovation happens – from the unusual to ...
for Dow’s participation in the U.S. Department of Energy SAI (Solar America Initiative). According to Dow, it has chosen Global Solar as a partner because the latter is the sole company able to provide flexible Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) material used for the PVs, which actually meets SAI’s requirement of having 10 percent efficiency , as well as fits Dow’s needs to a T. CIGS is perfect for the type of BIPV technology Dow is creating because of its low cost and high efficiency. Dow’s aim is to lower the cost of solar panels , specifically BIPVs, making solar energy a competitive source of ... market research, surveys and trends

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Agreements executed by the Industry Contracts Division
The agreements executed by the Industry Contracts Division and submittal process for UCSF faculty and staff  is outlined below: Description: A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a contract between a provider and a recipient for the transfer of tangible research materials, including, but not limited to: chemicals, proteins, nucleic acids, biological samples, organisms (including laboratory animals) and human specimen and data.  An MTA defines the terms and conditions under which a provider is willing to transfer materials to a recipient and substantially reduces the possibility of future misunderstandings between the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
SBIR: Advancing Medical Breakthroughs
Good afternoon, Chairman Altmire, Ranking Member Gohmert, and members of the Subcommittee. My name is Jo Anne Goodnight. I am the Coordinator of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. Among the eleven Federal agencies that participate in the SBIR program, the NIH is one of the largest funders, second only to the Department of Defense, and the single largest supporter of biomedical research. Thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to discuss the NIH SBIR ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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NCI LISTENS Q & AS
Small Business Research Funding Opportunities page. • How do I apply for a small business award? SBIR and STTR applications are now submitted electronically ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Small Business Funding Opportunities - National Center for ...
NCRR seeks to increase small business participation in federally supported research and development as well as the private-sector commercialization of technology developed with federal support. The center achieves this through the federal government's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. During the 2007 federal fiscal year, NCRR awarded nearly $29 million to small businesses through these programs, in amounts ranging from $86,730 to $674,161. NCRR remains fully committed to supporting small businesses through the SBIR/STTR program as well as through ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Funding Opportunities - National Science Foundation - Dear ...
This information is compiled and published solely as an informational service to Duke researchers, scholars, and staff. National Science Foundation - Dear Colleague Letter: Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) � Phase IB Option (NSF 10-058) Synopsis: Dear Colleague Letter The Directorate for Engineering’s Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships’ Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs invites all active SBIR/STTR Phase I grantees to participate in the Phase IB supplemental funding ...
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What's the best corporate structure when seeking funding from VCs ...
I am starting a business that will require fund raising from friends and family, as well as angel investors and VCs. I would expect that the funding will be guaranteed with company equity. Should I incorporate as a C corp., allowing me to distribute large shares to investors, but retain majority stake and control? Asked by svelasco Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009  |  Found in Advertising & PR Actually, when we launched our business we asked ourselves the same question. Simply stated, C Corporations are the best option for any entrepreneur seeking funding from angel investors or venture capitalists. From an ...
What are the best resources available to source subcontracting ...
Staffing and Recruiting (1), Change Management (1), Wealth Management (1), Market Research and Definition (1), Computers and Software (1), Web Development (1) Here is a website that may be able to help your clients. It says there are 26,700 active federal opportunities. https://www.fbo.gov/?s=main&mode=list&tab=list If they land a government contract, and have jobs to fill, then I would also like to pass along my companies new online recruiting tool, designed specifically for people filling government contracts. It is in beta, and there isn't any cost at this time. So if you would like to get invited to try it out, to see ...