KSEF: The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation
KSEF: Advancing R&D, New Product Development, and Commercialization in Kentucky
The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) invests in research and development activity to promote innovation, new product development and commercialization, to advance new ideas and technologies that could add value to scientific and economic growth in Kentucky. To this end KSEF manages four funding programs:
Research and Development Excellence Program (RDE) -- targets excellence in science and engineering in Kentucky, through innovation and technology development in existing and emerging areas of research, with a peer-reviewed competitive selection process. RDE applications and reporting: http://applications.kstc.com
Kentucky Commercialization Fund Program (COMM) -- supports efforts made by faculty in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to commercialize a technology, product, or process that they have developed but not yet licensed. COMM applications and reporting: http://commfund.kstc.com
Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero Program (PZ/DZ) -- funds the development of Federal Phase I and Phase II proposals for Kentucky-based Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR).
Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program -- provides grants for additional work tasks and activities supporting and complementary to Federal Phase I or Federal Phase II Awards.
KSEF: Advancing SBIR/STTR in Kentucky
KSEF: Managed Programs Impact
KSEF Managed Programs Impact -- These programs support ideas and technologies in Biosciences, Environmental and Energy Technologies, Human Health and Development, Information Technology and Communications, and Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing. ROI, follow on funding, patented technological innovations, new businesses formed, young investigator awards and NSF career awards, peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, and young scientists and engineers trained corresponding to the four funding programs managed by KSEF:
KSEF: Program Books, Presentations, and Poster Abstracts
Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference (KIEC) website
KIEC 2014 Program Book
Federal SBIR/STTR Road Tour and 2015 Kentucky SBIR/STTR Annual Conference - including presentations and speakers with bios
Presentations and program books from other previous KSEF events are also posted on Issuu.
The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, created under the Kentucky Innovation Act of 2000, is an initiative of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) managed in partnership with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE). KSTC is a private nonprofit enterprise founded in 1987 to enhance capacity of people, firms and organizations, to use science and technology to effectively compete in the global market place.