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Title: Small Business Innovation ResearchSmall Business Technology Transfer Opportunities at the National S


1
Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business
Technology Transfer Opportunities at the
National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Sara B. NerloveProgram Manager, SBIR/STTR
  • SBIR/STTR Conference
  • SWIFT Tour V
  • September 9-16, 2004

2
NSFs Vision
  • Enabling the Nations future through discovery,
    learning, and innovation

Joe Bordogna, Deputy Director of the National
Science Foundation
3
SBIR/STTR Motto
  • Research is the transformation of money into
    knowledge----Innovation is the transformation of
    knowledge into MONEY
  • Geoffrey Nickelson, 3M

4
SBIR Innovation Model
Private Sector Investment/ Non-SBIR Federal
Funds (before/during/after!)
PHASE I Feasibility Research 100k
PHASE III Product Development to Commercial Market
PHASE II Research towards Prototype 500k
5
SBIR / STTR Participating Agencies
  • DOD SBIR/STTR
  • HHS SBIR/STTR
  • NASA SBIR/STTR
  • DOE SBIR/STTR
  • NSF SBIR/STTR 103M
  • DHS SBIR
  • USDA SBIR
  • DOC SBIR
  • ED SBIR
  • EPA SBIR
  • DOT SBIR

6
Doing Business with NSF
  • NSF is not the Final Customer
  • NSF is not buying your product/process/software
    or your intellectual property
  • NSF has broad market driven technology topics,
    with emphasis on national needs you pose the
    problem, propose the solution, and identify the
    opportunity
  • NSF wants to see you successfully commercialize
    your high-tech research
  • You need investment dollars beyond NSF SBIR/STTR

7
NSF Unique Features
  • Phase I Grantees Workshop
  • Commercialization Planning Assistance
  • Phase II Grantees Conference
  • Networking Opportunities
  • between academia/small businesses
  • among small businesses
  • Phase IIB
  • Commercialization Incentive Supplement with 3rd
    Party Match
  • Super-sized Phase IIB
  • SBIR MatchMaker
  • Connecting NSF Phase II Grantees with Investors

8
Roles for Students Teachers in Small Business
Grants
Unique to NSF
  • Supplemental Grants to SBIR/STTR companies
  • Typically as supplements to Ph II awards
  • REU Research Experience for Undergraduates
  • Typically 6,000 support per student
  • Up to 2 students per year/per grant
  • RET K 12 Community College Faculty
  • Typically 10,000 support per teacher
  • Up to 2 teachers per year/per grant

9
Roles for Minority Institutions Small Business
Grants
Unique to NSF
  • Phase IIA Supplemental Grant Research
    Experience for Minority Institutions
  • Small pilot program
  • Up to 100,000
  • http//www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04046

10
Faculty Partnership in Small Business
  • Faculty members can own small firms
  • Faculty members can be Senior Personnel on the
    grant budget
  • Faculty members can consult
  • Faculty members can be Principal Investigators
    (with official leave from university)
  • Faculty members can be part of a university
    subcontract
  • University laboratories can provide analytical,
    testing, and other support services

11
SBIR/STTR Phased Project Structure
  • Phase I Feasibility Research 10-12.5 success
    rate at NSF
  • SBIR 6 months up to 100,000
  • STTR 12 months up to 100,000
  • Phase II RD toward Prototype 30-40
    success rate at NSF
  • SBIR/STTR 24 months up to 500,000
  • Phase IIB unique to NSF Matches Third Party
    Investment
  • NSF - 50,000 to 500,000 (Phase II Phase IIB
    1M max)
  • Investor - 100,000 to gt1,000,000
  • Phase III Commercial Application Non SBIR,
    primarily Private Funding

12
Solicitation Topics
  • 12-month planning cycle
  • 1 or more topics that represent
  • Investment business focused technology
  • Market driven technology
  • National need supporting technology

13
Phase I Topics Submissions
  • STTR same topic/s as SBIR
  • Accept up to 4 proposals per solicitation
  • FY 2005 Solicitation (1st of 2) currently open
    (as of July 23, 2004)
  • Topic Manufacturing Innovation (MI)
  • National need supporting technology
  • in response to Executive Order 13329
  • Four broad areas of technologies
  • Unit Process Level
  • Machine Level
  • Systems Level
  • Environmental or Societal Level
  • Must have letter from strategic partner
  • Deadline December 8, 2004

14
Phase I Topics Submissions
  • FY 2005 Solicitation (2nd of 2) open by March 1,
    2005
  • Electronic (via the NSF FastLane Submission
    System)
  • Can submit up to 1 month prior to the deadline
  • Register company immediately
  • Submit at least 3 to 5 days before the deadline

15
NSF Merit Review Process
  • NSF Peer Review
  • Typically reviewed at onsite panel meetings
  • Panelists come from Academia/Industry/Government
    Labs
  • Phase I all proposals receive a minimum of 3
    expert technical reviews
  • Phase II all proposals receive in-depth
    extensive reviews
  • A minimum of 3 expert technical reviews
  • A minimum of 3 expert commercial reviews

16
NSF Merit Review Criteria
  • Intellectual Merit
  • Quality of the Research
  • Novelty of the idea (not incremental
    research)(may lie in application)
  • Major advance to current technology
  • Soundness of Science/Engineering
  • Awareness/understanding of prior art and
    value-added
  • Broader Impact
  • Commercialization Potential
  • Benefit to society
  • Market Focused
  • Who is the Customer?

17
NSF FY-03 Phase I (2,272 submissions and 476
awards)

18
Questions to Consider
  • Is there a need for the technology?
  • Has the necessary team for a successful program
    been assembled?
  • Who will benefit from this technology?
  • Who are the customers and who will invest?
  • Has ownership of intellectual property been
    addressed?

19
UPCOMING CONFERENCES
National Fall SBIR/STTR
Conference Boise, Idaho November 1-4,
2004 National Spring SBIR/STTR Conference Omaha
, Nebraska March 7-10, 2005
20
NSF SBIR/STTR Home Page
http//www.eng.nsf.gov/sbir Custom News
Service http//www.nsf.gov/home/cns/ Award Search
via http//www.fastlane.nsf.gov E.g., by
program Small Bus Tech Trans Program Small
Business Phase I Small Business Phase
II REUhttp//nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/start.htm
currently NSF 04-584 RET http//www.nsf.gov/p
ubs/2003/03554/nsf03554.txt currently
NSF 03-554
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