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NIST Awards Tech R&D Grants to 20 Small Businesses; Penny Pritzker Comments

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research and development RDTwenty small businesses have been awarded $3.2 million in total grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop tools and methods for U.S. organizations to address manufacturing, environmental, healthcare and cybersecurity problems.

The Commerce Department said Friday the recipients are based in 15 U.S. states and will receive the funds through the NIST-run Small Business Innovation Research initiative.

“The grants being awarded today will support entrepreneurs in their efforts to create solutions to pressing challenges in high-growth industries, and in doing so, will help the American economy forward,” said Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.

NIST could provide up to $100,000 each to 14 Phase I technology research and development projects and as much as $300,000 each to six Phase II R&D efforts.

DOC said non-SBIR funds will be used to help businesses commercialize their platforms.

Click here to view the full list of awardees.

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