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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Action Summit 2015

The 9th UAS Action Summit will be September 21-23, 2015 in Grand Forks, ND.

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Precision Ag Summit 2015 Presentations

The 4th Annual Action Summit welcomed over 250 participants to North Dakota Farmers Union in Jamestown on January 19 & 20, 2015.

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NSF providing $5 Million for Scalable Nanomanufacturing projects

Muliple entities within NSF invites applications for the Scalable Nanomanufacturing Program to support projects on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. Approximately $5 million may be made available to support up to eight awards. Eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education. Applications are due Jun 16. More information regarding NSF-14-544 is available at:

STEM Strategies Summit to focus on factors driving today’s economy


April 3 - 5 event will explore why STEM is useful in building a highly-talented workforce

Google Marketing Manager to keynote Small Business Innovations Summit on March 19


Join U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven as well as Rep. Kevin Cramer on March 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn for an exiting agenda featuring a keynote speaker from Google and a featured presentation from the Chief Counsel for the Small Business Association’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy.

DoD Accepting Phase 1 STTR Proposals

The Department of Defense invites the submission of Phase I Proposals for the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. small businesses. Applications are due Apr 9. More information regarding DOD-STTR-14-A is available at:

NETL making $6 Million available for Geologic Storage of CO2 research


The National Energy Technology Laboratory invites proposals for Research for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of CO2 including the development of characterization tools, technologies and or methodologies that improve the ability to predict geologic storage capacity within 30 percent, improve the utilization of the reservoir by understanding how faults and fractures in a reservoir affect the flow of CO2, and ensure storage permanence. Approximately $6 million may be made available to support multiple awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Mar 24.

$6.7 million available to support development of Commercial Remote Sensing & Spatial Information Technologies

The Research Innovative and Technology Administration invites proposals to support Research and Development Projects for the Commercial Remote Sensing & Spatial Information Technologies Program. Approximately $6.7 million may be made available to support multiple awards. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Proposals are due Mar 7. More information regarding RITA-RS-14-01 is available at:

Funding available to support Development and Maintenance of a Robust STEM Workforce

The Office of Naval Research invites proposals for Projects that will lead to the Development Innovative Solutions that Directly Support the Development and Maintenance of a Robust Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics (STEM) Workforce. Multiple awards are anticipated. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis until Dec 31. More information regarding ONR-FOA-14-002 is available at:

Precision Ag Summit draws large crowd for third year


The 3rd Annual Action Summit on Precision Agriculture in Jamestown, N.D., featured another large crowd and a wealth of information for farmers curious about what’s new in high-tech crop and livestock trends. All Media Coverage

North Dakota Named one of FAA's six UAS test sites


Grand Forks will be one of six test sites for unmanned aerial systems

DOE making $8 Million Available for Next-Gen Biofuels Development


The Department of Energy’s Office of Science invites proposals for Studies on Relevant Microbes to Enable Production of Next-Generation Biofuels. Applications should address one or more of three technical areas:

• Research to advance the development of promising new model organisms relevant to biofuels production;
• Development of novel microbial functional capabilities and biosynthetic pathways relevant to the production of advanced biofuels and the development of strategies to overcome associated metabolic challenges resulting from pathway modification; and ,

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