NSF – Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2013 (STTR)
NSF Letter of Intent Due Date: October 20, 2012 – November 20, 2012
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.
The STTR 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.
Research Topic for this Solicitation:
NSF seeks to help reach the nation’s biological innovation goals, and the larger objective of growing the bioeconomy. The bioeconomy has emerged as a national priority because of its growth potential across many key industries and its societal benefits, which include transforming manufacturing processes, increasing agricultural productivity, advancing medicine, addressing energy needs, and meeting challenges in the environment. The STTR research topic for this solicitation is Enhancing the Bioeconomy using emerging Biological Technologies (EBBT). Proposals must use a biologically-based approach, such as synthetic biology, systems biology, metabolic engineering, proteomics, bioinformatics, and computational biology, to address business opportunities in key industry sectors including biomedical, biomanufacturing, and sustainable agriculture.
Limit on Number of Proposal per Organization: 2
WEBINAR: A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this NSF 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.
Incentive Programs Manager
Oregon State University
EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2012 DEBBIE DELMORE IS LOCATED IN SNELL HALL, ROOM 406
MAILING ADDRESS: A312 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-2140