It’s not an SBIR program, but SBIR companies might be interested…
ASTRA is delighted to report that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking proposals for high-risk research projects to develop innovative technologies for inspecting, monitoring and evaluating critical components of the nation’s roadways, bridges, and drinking and wastewater systems. The competition for cost-shared research and development (R&D) support released today is the first to be announced by NIST’s newly established Technology Innovation Program (TIP).
NIST announced yesterday that, based on FY 2008 funds, it expects to award approximately $9 million in first-year funding for R&D projects. The focus of the awards will be "new, efficient, accurate, low-cost and reliable sensors and related technologies that provide quantitative assessments of the structural integrity or degree of deterioration of bridges, roads, water mains and wastewater collection systems."
For more details visit the TIP Web Site at www.nist.gov/tip
The Atlanta announcement and discussion meeting is next week. No registration required, admission is free.
July 17, 2008, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport North
1380 Virginia Avenue