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NIFA invests $19.4 M in Small Business Advanced Innovation Research

NIFA recently announced 31 grants to domestic small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. This includes qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena that stimulate high-tech innovation. SBIR strengthens the United States entrepreneurial spirit as it gains specific research and development needs. All these awardees displayed promise through SBIR Phase I projects and warrant a larger SBIR Phase II grant based on demonstration of relevant technical objectives; a potential viable market, customers, and marketing strategy; significant intellectual property; and financing. Awards were made in pursuit of the following topic areas:
 
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