The National Institute of Standards and TechnologyÂ has chosenÂ 19 small businesses to receive grants worth a combinedÂ $3.3 million toÂ research and develop a wide range ofÂ technology platforms.
NIST choseÂ the companiesÂ based on their submitted R&D proposals that seek to address advancedÂ manufacturing, cybersecurity, biomanufacturing, cyber-physical, technology transfer and advanced sensing for manufacturing challenges,Â the Commerce Department said Tuesday.
DOC notedÂ grantees are from 12 U.S. states and will receive Phase 1 or Phase 2 funds as part ofÂ NIST’sÂ Small Business Innovation Research program.
â€œThese awards demonstrate the importance of measurement science to launching innovative products and solving pressing technical challenges,” said Willie May, director of NIST and commerce undersecretary for standards and technology.
â€œContinually pushing the technology envelope helps to secure our countryâ€™s position in the global economy,” May added.
Recipients of Phase 1 grant funds are:
- Automated Precision
- Bridger Photonics
- Omega Optics
- Quantum Diamond Technologies
- Symbio Robotics
- Vermont Photonics Technologies
Phase II grantees are:
- Categorical Informatics
- Weinberg Medical Physics
- InfoBeyond Technology