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Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative

Dept. 3922

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2904

Email: haigler@uwyo.edu

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Phase I/II Awardees

Valerie Spanos of Mountain Meadow Wool feeds wool roving into a spinner

Valerie Spanos, co-owner of Mountain Meadow Wool Mill in Buffalo, and employee Robin Harriet feed roving into a pin drafter. Mountain Meadow Wool Mill created a state of the art wool washing system and wastewater treatment system thanks to a $496,000 grant. (Photo Courtesy of Carol Seavey, Star-Tribune)

Federal Phase I and Phase II awards

The eleven federal agencies report awards to Small Business Administration which compiles award data; the information is updated continuously but does not reflect all awards. The Wyoming award data is available from the SBIR.gov website

Recent SBIR Awards

2016 - Kite Farms, a Laramie based company was awarded $225,000 NSF for development of a novel wind turbine design. (Award dates: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

2016 - GlycoBac, a UW spinout, recently $939,580 Phase II for the National Institute of Health to continue research on glycoengineeered insect cell lines.  These platform cell lines will be used to produce protein-based drugs, or biologics, include several high profile vial vaccine candidates. (notice 8/24/16 - waiting on Award Dates)

2016 - Thermosolv, a UW spinout company located in Laramie,  won a NASA Phase I research project to develop Nanostructured Dielectrics for High-Temperature Capacitors. The proposed innovation will address the demands space put on power components with improvements in electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties of capacitors. (Award dates: June 10 - December 9, 2016)

2016 - Alpenglow, a Laramie startup with ties to the University of Wyoming, recently was awarded a $224,919 Phase I award to look at the feasibility of the All-Phase Water Probe. (Waiting on Award Dates)

2016 - Mark Arnold and the team at Arnoldware received a NSF Phase I award for $149,930 to research developing Adapting Touchscreen Devices for Motion-Disabled Users. (Award Dates: Jan 1 - June 30, 2016)

2015 - Oleg Polyakov and his team at Thermosolv won a NIH Phase I award of $150,000 to study the feasibility of using Electric Field Assisted Membranes for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration. (June 15, 2015- Dec 14, 2016)

2015 - Diane Wolverton and Kim Vincent of  The Local Crowd won a USDA Phase II award for $500,000 to continue their research on enhancing rural access to capital through development of a local crowdfunding incubator. (Award Dates: September 1, 2015 - September 1, 2017)

2015 - Kaspars Krutkramelis and Rodolfo Monterroso, co-founders of Pollution Control Technologies, LLC won a Phase II for 1,260, 000 SBIR award from National Institute of Health to continue research and develop prototype work related to safe and cost-effective Hg capture. The team at Pollution Control Technologies, LLC received a $5,000 Phase 00 award to pursue an NIH Phase II proposal. (Award Dates: January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017

2015 - Principal Investigator Lisa Cox and the team at Blue Meadows won a $100,000 USDA Phase I to research the feasibility to develop and commercialize an easy-to-use and affordable FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) process for small farms that will meet FDA standards for dietary supplements.

2015 - Thermosolv of Laramie won a $150,000 Phase I DOE to study the feasibility of developing a distributed gas-to-liquid conversion technology utilizing vented and flared natural gas from oil and gas fields. (Award Dates: June 8, 2015 - March 7, 2016)

2015 (May) - Kennon Products of Sheridan just received notification that NASA is funding 124,998  their Phase I research project to develop light-weight, compactable rafts. The proposed research will not only reduce the current weight and size of the rafts but also includes a novel ingress system to assist compromised personnel in getting into the rafts from the water. (Award Dates: June 17, 2015 - Dec 17, 2016)

2014 - GlycoBac will use the six-month $150,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research to improve the effectiveness of already developed glycoprotein drugs. (Read More)

2014 - Don Jarvis and his team at GlycoBac won a Phase I NIH SBIR grant for $225,000 to develop Glycoengineered Baculoviruses for the Production of more Efficacious Influenza Vaccines.

2014 - Kaspars Krutkramelis and Rodolfo Monterroso, co-founders of Pollution Control Technologies, LLC won a Phase I $165,000 SBIR award from National Institute of Health to research and develop proof-of-concept work related to safe and cost-effective Hg capture.

2014 - Diane Wolverton and her team at The Local Crowd won a USDA Phase I award for $100,000 to research how to enhance rural access to capital through development of a local crowd funding incubator.

2014 - Square One Systems Design, Inc. received a Phase II award for $748,433 to further develop high-precision positioning system fully compatible with cryo-vac conditions. (Award Date: May 22,2104 - April 18, 2015)

2014 - Dimitri O. Mavriplis and his team at Scientific Simulations received a $747,441 Phase II award to develop efficient sensitivity analysis methods based on adjoint techniques for multi-disciplinary time-dependent problems for the Air Force. (Award Date: April 15, 2014 - April 14, 2016)

2014 - Kennon Products received a $300,000 Phase II award to develop Lightweight, Compact Flotation for Cold-Water Survival for the Navy. (Read More) (Award Date: February 27, 2014 - December 31, 2014)

 2014 pie chart showing over 2.5M in awards

 


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