NIST selects 15 small businesses to receive $3 million in funder to advance new technologies 

Dec. 20, 2023
The funding will be used to support a variety of technology-based programs, including semiconductor production and electronics manufacturing. 

A total of 15 small businesses in nine states will be receiving a combined $3 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The funding, made possible by the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, will be used to support a variety of technology-based programs, including semiconductor production and electronics manufacturing. 

A call was sent out for innovative products addressing specific technical needs in NIST areas of research, and the projects were selected from the submissions. According to NIST, Phase I awardees will receive up to $100,000. This money will be used to establish the merit, feasibility and commercial potential of the proposed research and development. After that, awardees are eligible to apply for Phase II funding of up to $400,000. 

Below is a list of the 2023 Phase I SBIR Awardees: 

  • Actoprobe LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico) $99,909 
  • Applied Research Transformation (Durham, North Carolina) $100,000 
  • ChemCubed LLC (Stony Brook, New York) $99,998 
  • Exabyte Inc. (Walnut Creek, California) $99,895 
  • Framergy Inc. (College Station, Texas) $100,000 
  • ITA International LLC (Newport News, Virginia) $99,292 
  • QuantTera LLC (Tempe, Arizona) $99,977 
  • Rownd Inc. (Raleigh, North Carolina) $96,644 
  • SygnaMap (San Antonio, Texas) $100,000 
  • Xmark Labs LLC (Barrington, Rhode Island) $100,000 

2023 Phase II SBIR Awardees include:  

  • Criticality Sciences (Alexandria, Virginia) $400,000 
  • InfraTrac Inc. (Silver Spring, Maryland) $400,000 
  • Interlink Electronics Inc. (Irvine, California) $398,622 
  • Julia Jean LLC (Irvine, California) $400,000 
  • Tiami LLC (Elk Grove, California) $399,979 

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