KSEF: The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation

KSEF logo classic 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-Managed Programs Impact
These four 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. Click here for PDF version.

KSEF logo classic KSEF: ADVANCING SBIR/STTR IN KENTUCKY

   Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center www.kysbir.com
   Our Kentucky SBIR/STTR funded companies
   SBIR/STTR workshops and conferences 
   SBIR/STTR Connect -- Join us for the SBIR/STTR Connect monthly events. These networking events are free and open to the public. SBIR Connect-Lexington meets the second Tuesday of each month and SBIR Connect-Louisville meets the second Thursday of each month. Click here to sign up to receive site and topic details, and designate your preference for SBIR Connect-Lexington or SBIR Connect-Louisville. 

KSEF logo classic KSEF: PROGRAM BOOKS, PRESENTATIONS, 
AND POSTER ABSTRACT
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KIEC

  Federal SBIR/STTR Road Tour and 2015 Kentucky SBIR/STTR Annual Conference - including presentations and speaker bios
  Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference (KIEC) website 
  KIEC 2014 Program Book

  Presentations 
and program books from other previous KSEF events are also posted on Issuu.

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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.

News & Announcements

Announcement: Advance Notice
COMM-017 opening soon 

JULY 9: SBIR Connect-Louisville
4:00-6:00 PM at I-Hub, 204 South Floyd Street, Louisville. Open to the public. Free.

JULY 14: SBIR Connect-Lexington
6:00 PM at Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington. Open to the public. Free.

JULY 27: COMM
COMM-017 Pre-Proposal application opens

JULY 29: PZ/DZ Deadline
10:00 AM Application deadline to KSEF for Federal due dates starting September 2015.

AUG 2015: COMM-017 RFP
University-Specific On-Site Sessions (details)
Aug 4 at Murray State University
Aug 5 at Western Kentucky University
Aug 6 at University of Louisville
Aug 10 at University of Kentucky
Aug 11 at Eastern Kentucky University
Aug 18 at Kentucky State University
Aug 19 at Morehead State University

AUG 11: SBIR Connect-Lexington
4:00-6:00 PM at Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington. Open to the public. Free.

AUG 13: SBIR Connect-Louisville
4:00-6:00 PM at I-Hub, 204 South Floyd Street, Louisville. Open to the public. Free.

AUG 26: PZ/DZ Deadline
10:00 AM Application deadline to KSEF for Federal due dates starting September 2015.

SEPT 16: COMM Deadline
4:00 PM Pre-Proposal submission deadline

Need Help?

Have questions? Need help?
Contact us at
KSEFPM@kstc.com.
Our office is open Monday-Friday
8:30AM-5:00PM.
K-Seffy

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