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Small-Business/ ERC Collaborative Opportunity

April 21, 2013 10:39 AM EST By: Jennifer Rocha

NSF Deadline: July 2, 2013

This opportunity aims to facilitate the translation of NSF’s technology investments in Engineering Research Centers (ERC) and in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) projects into the market place. Furthermore, in instances where an ERC is funded with a mission to support the public good through the implementation of critical public engineering systems (the infrastructure), this includes facilitating implementations that realize the intended public benefit.The specific goals of this opportunity are to:Speed the translation of ERC-generated research and technology advances to the marketplace or its implementation into critical public engineered systems and engage undergraduate and graduate students more directly in the innovation process through collaboration between an ERC and a small business concern, (OPTION 1) andStrengthen the research capacity of active NSF SBIR/STTR Phase II awardees to speed the entry of their innovations into the marketplace and broaden its portfolio of marketable products through collaboration with an ERC (OPTION 2).

For more information, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13551.

 

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