Funding of Nano-electronics Companies in the SBIR Program at the National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation - Small Business Innovation Research Program, US
nano-electronics;nano-fabrication;nano-devices;small business;innovation research
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs of the National Science Foundation (NSF) provide grants to small companies who are pursuing commercialization of new products in nanotechnology, particularly those that are using nanoscale electronics. This paper will describe NSF's program for funding nano-electronics companies involved in areas such as advanced lithography, molecular electronics and inorganic nanowires. Examples of applications will include nano-devices such as optical and electrical sensors, lasers, NEMS devices, nano-wires, quantum dots, micro and nano-fluidic devices, magnetic and piezoelectric devices, devices based on plasmonics and surface enhanced phenomenon in Raman scattering which all have applications in photonics, microelectronics, biotech, medical, pharmaceutical, environmental, agricultural, consumer and transportation markets.
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