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KSEF: The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation

KSEF logo classic KSEF: Advancing R&D, New Product Development,
Commercialization, and SBIR/STTR 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. Click here for the searchable database of RDE award recipients. Application and reporting for RDE: http://applications.kstc.com 

  Kentucky Commercialization Fund (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. Click here for the searchable database of COMM award recipients. Application and reporting for COMM: http://commfund.kstc.com.

  Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero (PZ/DZ) -- funds the development and preparation of Federal Phase I and Phase II proposals for Kentucky-based Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR). Click here for the searchable database of these award recipients.

  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. Click here for dates and details on webinars. Click here for the searchable database of these award recipients.

These programs support ideas and technologies in five priority research areas: Biosciences, Environmental and Energy Technologies, Human Health and Development, Information Technology and Communications, and Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing.


KSEF logo classic KSEF-Managed Programs Impact

  View/download the PDF of "KSEF-Managed Programs Impact"
  Company descriptions and websites for "Our SBIR/STTR Funded Companies"

KSEF logo classic Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center and SBIR/STTR Events
  
  The Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center -- www.kysbir.com
  KSEF SBIR/STTR workshops and conferences

KSEF logo classic SBIR/STTR Connect

Join the KSEF Team for the SBIR/STTR Connect monthly events. These networking events are free and open to the public and include Q&A, networking, and the latest news on SBIR/STTR to help improve and expand your knowledge, understanding, and involvement - whether you are an experienced awardee or new to SBIR/STTR.

Questions about SBIR Connect? Contact Program Directors, Maria Labreveux and Eric Hartman. Please also click here to SIGN UP so we can arrange for appetizers, and also provide you with site-specific topic and location details. Be sure to designate your site preference for either SBIR Connect-Lexington or SBIR Connect-Louisville.

SBIR Connect-Lexington meets the second Tuesday of each month, 4:00-6:00 PM. SBIR Connect-Louisville meets the second Thursday of each month, 4:00-6:00 PM. Check "News and Events" for the latest location details for each meeting.

KSEF logo classic Program Books, Presentations, and Poster Abstracts
  
  
Federal SBIR/STTR Road Tour and 2015 Kentucky SBIR/STTR Annual Conference - including presentations and speaker biosKIEC
  Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference (KIEC)
  
KIEC 2014 Program
  Presentations and program books from other previous KSEF events are also posted on Issuu.

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Created under the Kentucky Innovation Act of 2000, KSEF is an initiative of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) and is 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.

K-Seffy_awards"And the winners are..."

 KSEF logo classic View the Research and Development Excellence (RDE) Award Recipients

 KSEF logo classic View the Kentucky Commercialization Fund (COMM) Award Recipients

 KSEF logo classic View the Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero Award Recipients

News and Events

FEB 9 - SBIR Connect-Lex
SBIR Connect-LEXINGTON, 4:00-6:00 PM at Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507.

FEB 11 - SBIR Connect-Lou
SBIR Connect-LOUISVILLE, 4:00-6:00 PM at August Moon Bistro, 2269 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

FEB 17 - Workshop
SBIR/STTR Phase II Proposal Preparation Workshop with Jim Greenwood in Louisville. 
Learn more and register.

FEB 23 - Application Deadline
10:00 AM - Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero application submission deadline KSEF, for Federal Phase I and Phase II due dates starting May 2016. Learn more and apply.

MAR 22 - Application Deadline
10:00 AM - Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero application submission deadline KSEF, for Federal Phase I and Phase II due dates starting June 2016. Learn more and apply.

Need Help?

K-SeffyContact us at KSEFPM@kstc.com 859.246.3251Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM.

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