National Science Foundation  Industrial Innovation and       Partnership’sAcademic and Small Business          Programs   ...
National Science Foundation                                National Science Board                      Office of the      ...
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP)                                         Division Director                    ...
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP)           http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?org=IIP                           ...
Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison          with Industry (GOALI)          Contact: dsenich@nsf.gov (703) 292-7082• ...
Industry/University Cooperative             Research Center (I/UCRC)             Contact: rdasgupt@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8353...
Industry/University Cooperative                Research Center (I/UCRC)                Contact: rdasgupt@nsf.gov, (703) 29...
Partnerships For Innovation: Building          Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC)          Contact: snerlove@nsf.gov, (703) 29...
Partnerships For Innovation: Accelerating            Innovation Research (PFI: AIR)            Contact: khoo@nsf.gov, dsen...
Partnerships For Innovation: Accelerating            Innovation Research (PFI: AIR)            Contact: khoo@nsf.gov, dsen...
Innovation Corps (I-Corps)          Contact: rdasgupt@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8353• NSF-Wide, Public-Private partnership to sup...
Innovation Corps (I-Corps)            Contact: rdasgupt@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8353                I-Corps Teams Flow Diagram•...
SBIR/STTR Program DescriptionsSmall Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 2.7%Set-aside program for small businessconcerns t...
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)       Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)       http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip...
Core ValuesVision   - To be the pre-eminent federal resource driving the     expansion of our nation’s innovation capacity...
Program Fundamentals• Targets early-stage development of  technology on a commercial path• Seeks to fund transformational,...
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)              Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)              http://www.n...
KAMPACHI FARMS, LLC                                                                                        World’s first u...
IntraLase: Delivery of Ultra Short Laser Pulses                    for the Treatment of Glaucoma NSF Lineage:       STC   ...
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)           Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)           http://www.nsf.gov...
National Science Foundation       Thank You!         Directorate for Engineering   22
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Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions on March 6, 2013, by Ruth Shuman, SBIR/STTR Program Director at the National Science Foundation.

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Industrial Innovation and Partnerships Academic and Small Business Programs

  1. 1. National Science Foundation Industrial Innovation and Partnership’sAcademic and Small Business Programs Ruth M. Shuman, Ph.D. SBIR/STTR Program Director
  2. 2. National Science Foundation National Science Board Office of the Inspector General Director Office of Dr. Subra Suresh Cyberinfrastructure Deputy Director Office of International Dr. Cora Marrett Science and Engineering Office of the General Counsel Directorate for Directorate for Directorate for Office of Legislative and Education and Public Affairs Biological Computer and Human Sciences Information Resources Office of Equal Opportunity Science and Programs Engineering Directorate for Directorate for Office of IntegrativeDirectorate for Directorate for Mathematical Social, Activities Geosciences and Physical Behavioral,Engineering Sciences and Economic Office of Polar Programs Sciences Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management Office of Information and Resource Management
  3. 3. Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) Division Director Grace Wang Academic Small Business Partnerships Partnerships (SBIR/STTR) Donald Senich Joe Hennessey Grant Opportunities Program Support Manager Staff Associate Nanotechnology, Advanced for Academic Liaison Sonya Williams Gracie Narcho Material & Manufacturing (NM) with Industry (GOALI) (detailee) Steve Konsek, Rajesh Mehta, Donald Senich Ben Schrag Industry/University Cooperative Research Operations Biological and Chemical Science Assistant Centers (I/UCRC) Specialist Lindsay D’Ambrosio Technology (BC) Rathindra DasGupta Greg Misiorek Prakash Balan, Rajesh Mehta, Larry Hornak Ruth Shuman, Jesus Soriano, Administrative Einstein FellowPartnerships for Innovation: Staff Chris Campbell Electronics, Information &Building Innovation Capacity Communication Technology (EI) (PFI-BIC) Sara Nerlove Juan Figueroa, Steve Konsek, Glenn Larsen, Murali NairPartnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research (PFI-AIR) Education Applications (EA) Karlene Hoo Glenn LarsenInnovation-Corps (I-Corps) Experts/Special TopicsErrol Arkilic (detailee to OIIA), George Vermont Rathindra DasGupta 3
  4. 4. Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?org=IIP (703) 292-8050NSF PFI : BIC / AIRResearchFunding I-Corps I/UCRC GOALI STTR SBIR STC ERC Industry Investors Valley of Death Foundations Small Business University Discovery Development Commercialization 4
  5. 5. Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) Contact: dsenich@nsf.gov (703) 292-7082• Aims to synergize university-industry partnerships and fund transformative research that industry would not normally fund• Mechanism: – Faculty and students in industry – Industry scientists and engineers in academe – Industry-University Collaborative Research (I/UCRC) Projects• Criteria: – Impact/relevance of successful research – Strong industrial co-PI – Resources considered (Time, facilities, materials and intellectual property)• GOALI Solicitation: NSF 12-513 5
  6. 6. Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) Contact: rdasgupt@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8353• NSF invests in these partnerships to encourage collaborative, pre-competitive research driven by industry• Helps increase the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce• Centers succeed based on the value they provide to industry and faculty• Nearly 8:1 Leveraging of NSF funds.• 61 Centers (178 Sites) and over 1,000 Memberships• 52% large business, 26% small business, 15% federal members; rest are state and NPF 6
  7. 7. Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) Contact: rdasgupt@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8353 Industry, Industry, NSF Agency $ Agency $ Cooperatively Defined, Sector Academic sites, Solicitation Cooperatively Defined, Sector outlines Relevant Fundamental Relevant Fundamental members may partnership University University Research Research evolve in timerequirements NSF $$ NSF Uniform Cooperative Agreements in all Centers 140 UNI VERSI TY OTHER (FED. NON- FED., & 120 OTHER CASH) STATE Total 100 OTHER I NDUSTRY Center 80 I NDUST. MEM. FEES OTHER NSF funding 60 I UCRC per year 40 20 0 80 82 84 87 89 91 93 95 97 99 01 03 05 07 09 11 7
  8. 8. Partnerships For Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC) Contact: snerlove@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7077Goals• To build the innovation capacity of the participants (academe and business)• To facilitate the viability of the small technology-based businesses• To educate students in building innovation capacityCore• Lead: Academic institution• A minimum of 2 small technology-based businesses• $600k/2 years; requires letter of intent (LOI) 8
  9. 9. Partnerships For Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research (PFI: AIR) Contact: khoo@nsf.gov, dsenich@nsf.gov (703) 292-7077 or -7082TECHNOLOGY TRANSLATION OptionGoals • Clear identification of technology• To complete the research that will gaps that will be filled result in a proof-of-concept and • Justification that a fully functioning prototype that addresses real-world prototype will be an output at the constraints end of the award duration• To move existing research discoveries towards commercial realities• To create an entrepreneurial cultureCore• Single PI or small groups of faculty• Current or 4-years prior to solicitation due date NSF research award recipient• $150K/18 months 9
  10. 10. Partnerships For Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research (PFI: AIR) Contact: khoo@nsf.gov, dsenich@nsf.gov (703) 292-7077 or -7082RESEARCH ALLIANCE Option Ecosystem for Biophotonics Innovation (#1127888)Goals•Creates an innovation ecosystem Translate photonics-based•Translates and transfers existing research to Technologies to biosciencescommercial reality, new quality jobs, and and medicinepotential spin-offs•Develops entrepreneurial cultureCore• NSF-funded research alliance: e.g., centers• Others: research entity, local/regional innovation entity, small business consortia• Third-party investors: U.S. based entity• $800K/24 months 10
  11. 11. Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Contact: rdasgupt@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8353• NSF-Wide, Public-Private partnership to support the development of technologies, products, and processes• Purpose: To leverage NSF investments in research; to support potential transition of technology previously supported by NSF• Small grants to focus on creating a commercialization roadmap• Projects are team-based – Entrepreneurial Lead (Post-doc or Student) – I-Corps Mentor – Principal Investigator 11
  12. 12. Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Contact: rdasgupt@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8353 I-Corps Teams Flow Diagram• Previous NSF-Funded Research  I-Corps team formation, selection, and award• Team engages in I-Corps curriculum• Outcomes: Company formation, license agreements, etc.• Potential support: SBIR/STTR Awards, strategic partners, private capital, public funding 12
  13. 13. SBIR/STTR Program DescriptionsSmall Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 2.7%Set-aside program for small businessconcerns to engage in Federal R&D - with potential forcommercialization.Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) .35%Set-aside program to facilitate cooperative R&Dbetween small business concerns and U.S. researchinstitutions - with potential for commercialization. 13
  14. 14. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/ (703) 292-8050• $150M in grants (FY12)• Provides early-stage funding to entrepreneurs for R&D on high-risk technologies with high potential for economic/societal benefits• Awards based on both Technical and Commercial Merit• Solicitation released - once/6 months 14
  15. 15. Core ValuesVision - To be the pre-eminent federal resource driving the expansion of our nation’s innovation capacity by stimulating partnerships among industry, academe, investors, government, and other stakeholdersMission - IIP will enhance our nation’s economic competitiveness by catalyzing the transformation of discovery into societal benefits through stimulating partnerships and promoting learning environments for innovators
  16. 16. Program Fundamentals• Targets early-stage development of technology on a commercial path• Seeks to fund transformational, game- changing technology• Values academic collaboration/translation• Strong focus on commercialization• Looks for significant market opportunity• Encourages ties to private sector 16
  17. 17. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/ (703) 292-8050IA = Innovation Accelerator 17
  18. 18. KAMPACHI FARMS, LLC World’s first unanchored ‘drifter pen’; first farmed fish grow-out in US waters: allows scale-up, without discernible footprint. 2001 2004 2008 2009 - 10 2011 2012 Kona Blue First $6M - 1 million Unanchored pen Launched “Beta- “Ph IIB awarded forWater Farms integrated lbs of Kampachi; concept tested: Trial” of Velella moored “Velella founded, open ocean no expansion regional eddy concept. Kampachi Gamma”; SECO forawarded ATP fish farm and opportunities in patterns, satellite Farms founded. engineering for grant marine fish US waters modeling commercial moorings hatchery validated FORTUNE MAGAZINE “Fish without footprints” Phase I-$100K Phase IB-$50K Phase II-$500K Phase IIB-$500K SECO-$200K Financing Other Illinois Soy $1 M Vitamar $150K seed Lockheed Martin In-Kind International Copper Association (brass mesh) Ocean Farms Tech (net pens)
  19. 19. IntraLase: Delivery of Ultra Short Laser Pulses for the Treatment of Glaucoma NSF Lineage: STC Developed University of Intralase Michigan Ann Femtosecond Abbott Arbor Laser Laboratories “Center for AcquiredUltrafast Optical Advanced Science” Company Spin Off from Medical Optic Univ. $2.8 B (MPS/PHY) Michigan Phase I Phase II Acquired by Abbott $100K $400K Advanced Medical Medical Optic Optics $808 M “Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today” (March 2011); Daily, Stephen
  20. 20. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/ (703) 292-8050 BLUEFIN LABS, Inc.• Founded in 2008 (Cambridge, MA)• Social web and TV analytics to index video• Based on the PI’s Ph.D. thesis research at MIT’s Media Labs• Fundamental research: 1 CISE/IIS & SBE/BCS• SBIR: Phase I and Phase II• Attracted $19 M in VC funding• Acquired by Twitter ~$100M 21
  21. 21. National Science Foundation Thank You! Directorate for Engineering 22
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