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NIST Announces 2018 Small Business Innovation Research Funding Opportunity

(NIST Press Release: 2-16-18) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now accepting proposals for its 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards. The competitive program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federally funded research and development opportunities that have the potential for commercialization. Applications for Phase I will be accepted through April 4, 2018.

Phase I awardees receive up to $100,000. If accepted into Phase II, awardees may obtain funding up to $300,000 to continue their work. In Phase III, non-SBIR funds are used for technology commercialization.

Small businesses may apply in any of the technology areas below:

Advanced Communications, Networks, and Scientific Data Systems

  • Software-defined Networking (SDN) Enabled Secure Inter-Domain Routing.
  • Secure and Distributed Network Measurement.
  • Using the Domain Name System Security (DNSSEC) and Domain Name System-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) to Improve Web Browser Security.

 Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements

  • Biomanufacturing.
  • Compton Scattering Tomography System with Sub-keV Energy Resolution for Gamma Ray Energy at 1-10 MeV Range.
  • Continuous Learning for Additive Manufacturing Processes Through Advanced Data Analytics.
  • Design of a High-speed, Multiplexed Infrared Sensor Platform for Dynamic Chemical Analysis.
  • High Throughput, Fast-temperature Response, Force Sensing Material Extrusion Print Head.
  • Integrated Nanophotonic Probes for Scanning Optical Measurements and Atomic Force Microscopy.
  • Measuring Handedness by Fluorescence.
  • Smart Visualization for Smart Manufacturing.
  • Standards Development and Implementation Tools for Smart Manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things Applications.

Cybersecurity and Privacy

  • Cloud Security Rubik’s Cube – Leveraging the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to Identify the SP 800-53 Security and Privacy Controls for Cloud-based Information Systems.
  • Digital Forensics.
  • Imposing Fine-grain Next Generation Access Control over Database Queries.

Exploratory Measurement Science

  • In-line Spectral Filtering for Integrated Raman Fiber Optic Probes.
  • Intermediate Frequency Conversion System for High-Bandwidth Multiplexed Sensors Arrays.
  • Solid-State Dynamic Mode Mixer for Multi-Mode Optical Fiber.

Health and Bioscience

  • Open Source Image Analysis for NIST/Radiological Society of North America/National Cancer Institute Validated.
  • MRI Phantoms.
  • Optical Imager for Quantitative Deep Tissue Oximetry.
  • Parallel Algorithms for Processing Huge Sparsely Labeled Datasets on Clusters of Multicore Processors and Many-Core Accelerators for Healthcare Applications.
  • Process Modeling for Internet of Things Health Services

Physical Infrastructure and Resilience

  • Self-Configuring Residential Conditioned Air Zoning System for Low Energy Homes.

Lab to Market

  • NIST Technology Transfer.

Complete information is available at: (link is external). More information about the NIST SBIR program can be found on the program website.

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