The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Innovas Technologies, located at the University of Iowa Technology Innovation Center in the UI Research Park, a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) seed funding grant to conduct research and development on mobile micro-sensors aimed at eliminating $40 billion in waste in equipment used in industries such as power generation, oil and gas, industrial manufacturing and commercial cooling.
Eric Timko, formerly of Blue Belt Technologies, has joined University of Iowa spinout company iotaMotion as executive chair, effective Sept. 1. The news comes on the heels of iotaMotion’s winning a highly competitive, $225,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research grant to further develop its implantable robotic-assistive surgical system for improving cochlear implant hearing outcomes.
In an effort to increase the number of university-affiliated companies receiving Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants, UI Ventures helped support an SBIR/STTR workshop hosted by Jordan Hobfall of the Iowa Innovation Corporation on Feb. 8.
Pharmaceutical startup company Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC, has received its fourth consecutive collaborative Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health, for $300,000.
The SBIR-STTR Road Tour is a multi-state tour that aims to fuel technology growth and development in the nation through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.