The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation: KSEF

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 the following programs:

Research and Development Excellence Program (RDE)

Kentucky Commercialization Fund (COMM)

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero (PZ/DZ)

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Program

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 Fellow

KSEF logo classic KSEF-Managed Programs Impact


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

Research and Development Excellence (RDE) Award Recipients
Kentucky Commercialization Fund (COMM) Award Recipients
Kentucky Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero Award Recipients

Kentucky SBIR/STTR Matching Funds Award Recipients
Our SBIR/STTR Funded Companies



KSEF logo classic About KSEF

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.

News and Events

SBIR Connect-Lexington
Oct 11, Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM
Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507
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SBIR Connect-Louisville
Oct 13, Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM
August Moon Bistro, 2269 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206
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SOLD OUT!
Two-Day SBIR/STTR Intensive Writing Clinic

Sept 21 and 22, Wednesday and Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (each day)
in Lexington with Dr. Robert Berger.
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SOLD OUT!
NIH SBIR/STTR Commercialization Strategy Clinic

Oct 25, Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
in Louisville with Dr. Lenka Fedorkova.
Event Details.   Speaker Bio.

SBIR Connect-Lexington
Nov 8, Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM
Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507
Learn more.

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

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