Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation: KSEF

KSEF SealAbout KSEF

The Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation (KSEF) invests in R&D activities to promote innovation, advancing ideas and technologies that add value to the scientific and economic growth of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

KSEF is an initiative of the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC), managed in partnership with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

The KSEF Team provides one-on-one counseling, manages funding programs, organizes training events and outreach, and coordinates the Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center.

    divot  One-on-One Counseling
    divot  Research & Development Excellence -- ROI 22:1  
    divot  Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero & Double Zero -- ROI 21:1
   
 divot  KSEF Training Events & Outreach
    divot  Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center

Awardee Reporting:

    divot  Research & Development Excellence Log In
    divot  Kentucky Commercialization Fund Log In
    divot  Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds: Rounds 1-33

KSEF-Managed Programs Impact (updated 10.10.2017)

  • $830,798,796 in Follow-on Funding for $94,176,469 invested
  • ROI 22:1 = Research & Development Excellence
  • ROI 21:1 = Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero & Double Zero
  • 3,342 = Manuscripts and Book Chapters Published
  • 2,395 = Young Scientists and Engineers Trained by KSEF Awardees
  • 495 = SBIR/STTR Participants Outreached in FY2017
  • 112 = Patented Technologies by KSEF Awardees
  • 71 = KSEF Awardees Formed New Businesses
  • 23 = Distinguished Young Investigator Awards Received by KSEF Awardees

KSEF Partners and Event Supporters

KSEF events are made possible by the generous support of event partners. The valuable support of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education in funding KSEF (organizers of the event) is greatly acknowledged. KSEF outreach events and training are also made possible by the generous support of these event partners and SBIR supporters:

SBA KSTC and KSEF acknowledge the support of the Small Business Administration through the Federal State and Technology Grant Award #SBAHQ-17-G-0010.

  
 
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KSEF Fellows

KSEF Fellow is an honor conferred by KSTC through KSEF. The honor is bestowed to distinguished persons to recognize their significant contributions to the advancement of excellence in science and engineering in Kentucky.

Need Help?

Book a conference call with KSEF Executive Director, 
Dr. Maria Labreveux.

KSEF office hours 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday

News and Events

SBIR/STTR Phase Zero/Double Zero Deadline
February 26 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting May 2018 

 SBIR Connect-Covington
 March 7 - Wednesday 4:00-6:00 PM
Goodfellas Pizzeria, 603 Main Street, Covington, KY 41011 - Register (Free)
 
 SBIR Connect-Louisville
 March 8 - Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM
August Moon Bistro, 2269 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 - Register (Free)
 
 SBIR Connect-Lexington
 March 13 - Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM
Alexander Bullitt's Winery Brewery & Bistro, 319 Cedear Street & South Broadway, Lexington, KY 40507 - Register (Free)
 
9:00 AM-5:00 PM with Jim Greenwood in Covington
Event Details  -  Register
 
SBIR/STTR Phase Zero/Double Zero Deadline
March 26 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting June 2018
 
SBIR/STTR Phase Zero/Double Zero Deadline
April 26 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting July 2018
 
SBIR/STTR Phase Zero/Double Zero Deadline
May 29 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting August 2018