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 Program (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.

The KSEF Team also manages the Kentucky SBIR/STTR Resource Center - www.kysbir.com 

KSEF Fellow is an honor conferred by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), through the Kentucky Science and 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, helping foster a science and engineering innovation-based entrepreneurial culture in the Commonwealth. KSTC conferred ten KSEF Fellowships in 2016.
Learn more.

KSEF logo classic KSEF-Managed Programs Impact



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"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 Event Partners
KSEF events are made possible in part by the support of these event partners:
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  KSTC/KSEF acknowledges the support of the Small Business Administration (SBA) through Federal State and Technology (FAST) Grant Award #SBAHQ-16-G-0015


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. Learn more about KSTC: What We Do.


News and Events

SBIR Road Tour is coming to Kentucky
July 21, 2017
and the "big five" are guaranteed! 
http://www.sbirroadtour.com/dates.php
Additional details coming soon from the KSEF Team.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

KSTC is seeking a KSEF Program Manager.
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SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ DEADLINE
April 24 - Monday 10:00 AM
Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting July 2017.
 Application Information 
 Schedule a Conference Call

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ DEADLINE
May 22 - Monday 10:00 AM
Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting August 2017.
 Application Information 
 Schedule a Conference Call

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ DEADLINE
June 26 - Monday 10:00 AM
Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting September 2017.
 Application Information 
 Schedule a Conference Call

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ DEADLINE
July 24 - Monday 10:00 AM
Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting October 2017.
 Application Information 
 Schedule a Conference Call

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ DEADLINE
August 28 - Monday 10:00 AM
Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting November 2017.
 Application Information 
 Schedule a Conference Call

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ DEADLINE
September 25 - Monday 10:00 AM
Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting December 2017.
 Application Information 
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SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ DEADLINE

October 30 - Monday 10:00 AM
Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting January 2018.
 Application Information 
 Schedule a Conference Call

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ DEADLINE
November 27 - Monday 10:00 AM
Phase Zero and Phase Double Zero application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting February and March 2018.
 Application Information 
 Schedule a Conference Call

There are no KSEF reviews in December.