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Speaker presentations are now available from the 8th UAS Action Summit held in Grand Forks, North Dakota on June 25 & 26, 2014.

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Air Force making $37 Million Available for Alternative Energy Technologies

The Air Force Research Laboratory invites whitepapers to accelerate the transition of Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Technologies. The majority of this funding will be awarded to aviation fuel saving efforts at a minimum technology readiness level of six. Approximately $37 million may be made available to support multiple awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Whitepapers are due Jan 9, 2014. More information regarding BAA-RQKM-2014-0005 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AFRLWRS/BAA-RQKM-2014-0005/listing.html.

DoD SBIR Awarding up to $150,000 for Phase 1 Proposals

On or about Dec 20, the Department of Defense will release its solicitation of Phase I Proposals for the 2014 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Eight DOD Components will participate in the 2014.1 Solicitation. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Proposals are due Jan 22, 2014. More information regarding DOD-SBIR-14-1 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/WHS/REF/DoDSBIR14-1/listing.html.

Funding available to Support Undergraduate STEM Education

The Division of Undergraduate Education invites applications for Projects that Improve Undergraduate STEM Education that address immediate challenges and opportunities facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Feb 4, 2014. More information regarding PD-14-7513 is available at: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504976.

ARMY Seeking proposals for Rapid Prototyping and Technology Initiative

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The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Emerging Technologies Center invites proposals for the Rapid Prototyping and Technology Initiative to support the research and development that will support the design, development, manufacture and integration of unique, difficult-to-obtain, engineered solutions ranging from individual prototypes up to and including low rate initial production levels across a spectrum of military related research areas. Multiple awards may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Jan 23, 2014.

NSF Awarding $50 Million for the National Robotics Initiative (NRI)

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In partnership with several federal agencies, NSF invites proposals for the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people. Innovative robotics research and applications emphasizing the realization of such co-robots acting in direct support of and in a symbiotic relationship with human partners. Up to $50 million may be made available to support up to 60 projects. Eligibility is contained in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide. Additional eligibility restrictions apply to USDA/NIFA grants.

8th Research Corridor UAS Summit rescheduled for June 25 & 26, 2014

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Join us for the 8th Annual Research Corridor UAS Action Summit on June 25 & 26, 2014 in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Small Business Innovations Summit rescheduled for March 19

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Organizers set new date for March 19, 2014

Research Corridor to Co-Host 2016 Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference

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Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) will make first U.S. appearance in 2016

15th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference scheduled for October 28-30

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards over $700 Million annually to small businesses to perform innovative research and R&D in the biomedical /behavioral sciences through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Innovators in life and health sciences are invited to meet the NIH mission of improving human health and to develop new technologies with commercial application. Join us October 28 - 30, 2013 to learn about NIH SBIR/STTR funding opportunities.

UND Announces UAS Flight Training Program

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The University of North Dakota John Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences next year will offer a cutting-edge flight training program for future pilots of unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

The university, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, is developing a curriculum that will incorporate the Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS), a state-of-the-art UAS simulator used to train flight students.

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