Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation: 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. 

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

Need help?  Schedule a conference call with KSEF Executive Director, Maria Labreveux, PhD.

KSEF is an initiative of the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC), managed in partnership with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KSTC and KSEF office hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday Eastern Time. The KSTC and KSEF offices are located at 200 West Vine Street, Fourth Floor, Suite 420, Lexington, KY.


4:00-6:00 PM at Hofbrauhaus, 200 East Third Street, Newport, KY 41071 - RSVP
4:00-6:00 pm at Puccini's, 833 Chevy Chase, Lexington, KY 40502 - RSVP
4:00-6:00 PM at August Moon Bistro, 2269 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 - RSVP
  • UPAIR - We do not have news to share about UPAIR at this time. An update is anticipated in late August.
  • There are no SBIR/STTR Phase Zero or Phase Double Zero application submissions to KSEF in July.


Himanshu Thapliyal's research is featured on the front cover of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Volume 54, Issue 7, July 2018. This research was supported in part by a grant from the Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation, Research & Development Excellence Grant #KSEF-148-502-16-374, with the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation. - Read More
Jason Crandall's research, including Bingocize, is published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, July 2018. This research was supported in part by a grant from the Kentucky Science & Engineering Foundation, SBIR/STTR Phase Double Zero Grant #KSEF-148-502-14-291, with the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation. - Read More




KSEF training events and SBIR outreach are made possible by the support of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation. KSTC and KSEF acknowledge the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration through the Federal State and Technology Grant Award #SBAHQ-17-G-0010.



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.


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