Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation: KSEF

KSEF logo classic KSEF: Advancing R&D, New Product Development,
Commercialization, and SBIR/STTR in Kentucky

The Kentucky Science &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 the following programs*:

  Research and Development Excellence Program (RDE)
  Kentucky Commercialization Fund (COMM) 
  Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero Program (PZ/DZ)
  Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program

 

KSEF-Managed Programs Impact

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 Fellow

KSEF Fellow is an honor conferred by the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC), through the Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (KSEF). The honor is bestowed to distinguished persons to recognize their significant contributions to the advancement of excellence in science and engineering in Kentucky, thereby helping foster a science and engineering innovation-based entrepreneurial culture in the Commonwealth. KSTC conferred ten KSEF Fellowships in 2016. Learn more. KSEF Fellow

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Program Award Recipients


Event Partners


KSEF events are made possible by the generous support of event partners. The valuable support of the Council on Postsecondary Education in funding the Kentucky Science &Engineering Foundation and the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (organizers of the event), is greatly acknowledged.

Event Partners

  KSTC/KSEF acknowledges the support of the Small Business
Administration (SBA) through Federal State and Technology (FAST)
Grant Award #SBAHQ-16-G-0015
 
The KSEF Team also manages the Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center - www.kysbir.com 

KSEF logo classic About KSEF
Created under the Kentucky Innovation Act of 2000, KSEF is an initiative of the Kentucky Science & 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. Learn more about KSTC: What We Do.


News and Events

SBIR ROAD TOUR IN LEXINGTON
July 21 - Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM ET
Event Page
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"Valuation of University Startups: How Much is Your Company Worth?"
May 23 - 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Webinar organized by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2); free but registration required (click here)

SBIR Connect-Louisville
June 8 - Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
August  Moon Bistro, 2269 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206

SBIR Connect-Lexington
June 13 - Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ Deadline
June 26 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting September 2017.

SBIR Connect-Lexington
July 11 - Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507

SBIR Connect-Louisville
July 13 - Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
August  Moon Bistro, 2269 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ Deadline
July 24 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting October 2017.

SBIR Connect-Lexington
August 8 - Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507

SBIR Connect-Louisville
August 10 - Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
August  Moon Bistro, 2269 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ Deadline
August 28 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting November 2017.

SBIR Connect-Lexington
September 12 - Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507

SBIR Connect-Louisville
September 14 - Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
August  Moon Bistro, 2269 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ Deadline
September 25 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting December 2017.