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06 Sep

IARPA's focus on biological technologies

The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity (IARPA) sits within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and supports the Intelligence Community (IC) by delivering innovative ...

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26 Jul

Registration Opens for the 2017 Military Health System Research Symposium

Registration recently opened for the 25th annual Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS). Drawing in approximately 2,300 attendees, MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s (DOD) principal venue for the presentation of scientific knowledge for the advancement of military-specific research and development.

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17 Mar

Trumpís Opening Budget Bid Would Refocus Priorities

Trump’s Opening Budget Bid Would Refocus Priorities. Massive cuts to domestic discretionary programs.

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06 Jan

DOE Releases 2nd Installment of Quadrennial Energy Review

More than 70 recommendations from DOE are proposed to enable the electricity sector to manage the risks and opportunities of the 21st Century through policy change and R&D investments.

https://energy.gov/articles/administration-releases-second-installment-quadrennial-energy-review

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06 Dec

Call for Marine Energy Technology Symposium Abstracts

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 5th annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium, which takes place May 1-3, 2017 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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30 Nov

DOD SBIRs are in Pre-release

The Department of Defense just released draft topics for the winter round of the thrice-yearly SBIR solicitation.

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17 Nov

Clean Power Is Too Hot for Even Trump to Cool

Fears of a negative impact of Trump... are really overblown

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28 Oct

DOE Water Power Program FY 2018 Funding

SMI and the NHA’s Marine Energy Council supports $125 million for the DOE Water Power Technologies Office

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14 Oct

Funding for Defense Manufacturing

SMI excels at securing funding for our clients in defense manufacturing. One specific program that we often leverage is the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III program serves a critical role in strengthening the U.S. defense industrial base by stimulating private investment in domestic production capabilities of materials and technologies essential for the national defense.

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23 Sep

Zika funding from Congress is just around the corner

Vaccine and therapeutics developers nationwide have been waiting with bated breath for Congress to finally agree on a Zika bill to fund the development of Zika countermeasures and support the public health efforts need to stem the spread of the epidemic. Yesterday, Capitol Hill moved one step closer to approving this bill and giving agencies like NIH and BARDA the money they need to continue pushing research and development efforts forward.

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16 Sep

SMI client wins ARPA-e award to develop a novel battery technology

SMI client Sila Nanotechnologies was recently selected for a $1 million award as part of the ARPA-e IONICS program. 

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09 Sep

The Federal Government Is a Major Sponsor of R&D by U.S. Businesses

Even in times of economic downturn, the federal government remains a major sponsor of research and development by U.S. businesses.

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01 Sep

Future of Microbiome Research

SMI staff recently attended the Military Health Systems Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida. Among the many military research priorities highlighted in the course of the four day-long meeting, was research into the human and environmental microbiomes and how they might influence warfighter health. Research into the microbiome is poised to ramp up in the coming years as the Department of Defense and other agencies are planning on large investments as part of the National Microbiome Initiative.  All together, the federal government is planning on investing $121 million into microbiome research in the next fiscal year.

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11 Aug

DOD Announces Manufacturing Innovation Institute Solicitations

Recently, the Department of Defense announced two additional Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MII): Advanced Tissue Biofabrication MII and Robotics in Manufacturing Environments MII. MIIs are part of the U.S. government’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) initiative. The purpose of each institute is to create a regional center tasked with accelerating innovation, assisting the development of a well-trained workforce, educating the next generation of technicians, scientists, and engineers, as well as transition technologies that are critical to the U.S.’s manufacturing economy and national security. SMI staff have experience in matching clients with NNMI teams, supporting the NNMI application process, and have significant insights into the processes and priorities of the government review of NNMI applications.

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28 Jul

Wave-energy Tests Underway at Marine Base

Many SMI clients mentioned!  SMI lobbied to create this test site starting in 2002

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