Supporting the Carpet and Rug Industry

The Enterprise Innovation Institute worked with Novana, Inc., a Georgia company that developed an innovative concept for recycling carpet waste, a major industry priority. Shown is Daniel Tsai, president of the company.

Supporting NCR’s Move to Georgia

The Enterprise Innovation Institute collaborated with Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering to support development of the NCR Corporation’s advanced manufacturing facility in Columbus. Shown discussing the facility are Professor Dave Goldsman (right) and student Thomas Teyrasse.

DOD 2010.A STTR Topics Announced

The Department of Defense announced topics in its 2010.A STTR pre-solicitation today. There are 30 Army Topics and 45 Navy Topics in this solicitation. Companies may review the topic lists found in the solicitation or utilize the DOD Topic Search engine to search specific details of a topic.

The STTR requires a partnership with a non-profit Research Institute (usually a university, but not always). The… more ?

Recovery Act to fund Competitive Revisions

Earlier this month the NIH released several announcements associated with the Recovery Act. Of note to the SBIR community is NOT-OD-10-034.

The announcement will fund Competitive Revisions to accelerate innovation of previously funded “parent” SBIR/STTR awards in the area of basic behavioral and social science research (b-BSSR). The proposed work must significantly expand the scope or… more ?

Recruiting Georgia Tech Engineers

ATDC gets a number of requests from startups to recruit and hire Georgia Tech students. This is the first in a series explaining how to go about doing so. This article covers engineering and general recruiting.

The Georgia Tech Career Center has greatly simplified the posting process to attract Georgia Tech students. Just go to CareerBuzz, register,… more ?

NIH, CDC, FDA, & ACF SBIR/STTR Solicitations Released

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released its 2010 SBIR/STTR grants omnibus solicitations (PA-10-050 and PA-10-051). Those interested in funding from the NIH, CDC, FDA, & CFA should investigate submitting applications. General information and resources for submitting proposal applications can be found on the DHHS SBIR/STTR page.

Submission dates for 2010:

  • Standard Receipt Dates: April 5, Aug 5, Dec… more ?

GA Bio “Deal of the Year” – Iconic and Visioneering Honored

Two ATDC seed funded bioscience companies complete private financings in 2009 and are honored by GABio Industry Association. Iconic Therapeutics and Visioneering Technologies, both ATDC Seed Funded companies, will be presented with a Deal of the Year award. The GaBio Deal of the Year awards recognize life science companies that have completed a significant development milestone,… more ?

Reflecting on 2009, Looking Forward to a Better 2010

2009 was extra special. Mortgage meltdowns, market meltdowns, high unemployment rate, venture/private equity lack of liquidity, the list goes on. I won’t dwell on how horrible 2009 was, but it’s hard not to. It’s still fresh on all of our minds. Let’s all forget about it, like it was a bad nightmare.

The good news is… more ?

ZOOZbeat Partners With Sprite

Zooz Mobile announced that they have teamed up with Sprite to launch the first iPhone app to be offered through the Sprite ‘Under the Cap’ promotion: new ZOOZbeat Sprite. Each Sprite and Sprite Zero ’Under the Cap’ code enables you to unlock additional beats and samples from these eight hot Artists: Dallas Austin, Khyree, Alex Christie,… more ?

OtherNum Enters Beta

OtherNum is creating a Virtual PBX system that allows you the functionality of an expensive hardware PBX solution without any of the setup cost and tedious configuration. They announced on their blog that they have entered open beta.

Get on other there and sign up for an account.