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Committee of Visitors

IIP Division
2004-2006 COV
Kesh Narayanan
Division Director
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
Directorate for Engineering
National Science Foundation
Innovation through Partnerships
Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
Division
Division Director
Director (IIP)
(IIP) Sr.
Sr. Advisor
Advisor (IIP)
(IIP)
Kesh
Kesh Narayanan
Narayanan Joe
Joe Hennessey
Hennessey

Office
Office of
of
Industrial
Industrial
Industry
Industry University
University Innovation
Innovation
Cooperative
Cooperative (SBIR/STTR)
(SBIR/STTR)
Grants
Grants Opportunities
Opportunities
Research
Research Centers
Centers
(I/UCRC) for
for Academic
Academic
(I/UCRC)
Liaison
Liaison With
With
Industry
Industry (GOALI)
(GOALI)
•• Thomas
Thomas Allnutt
Allnutt –– BT
BT
•• Ali
Ali Andalibi
Andalibi –– BT
BT
•Alex
•Alex Schwarzkopf
Schwarzkopf
•• Donald •• Errol
Errol Arkilic
Arkilic –– EO/IT
EO/IT
•• Edward
Edward Clancy
Clancy Donald Senich
Senich
•• Ian
Ian Bennett
Bennett –– IT
IT
•• Glenn
Glenn Larsen
Larsen •• Cheryl
Cheryl Albus
Albus –AM/CT
–AM/CT
•• Deepak
Deepak Bhat – AM
Bhat – AM
•• Advanced
Advanced Materials
Materials and
and
Partnerships
Partnerships Manufacturing
Manufacturing (AM)
(AM)
•• Rathindra
Rathindra DasGupta
DasGupta –– AM
AM
for
for •• Biotechnology
Biotechnology (BT)
(BT) •• Juan Figueroa
Juan Figueroa – EL– EL
•• Chemical
Chemical Technology
Technology (CT) •• Bill
Innovation
Innovation (PFI)
(PFI)
(CT) Bill Haines
Haines -- EL
EL
•• Electronics
Electronics (EL)
(EL)
•• Information •• Murali Nair - EL
Murali Nair - EL
Information Technology
Technology (IT)
(IT)
•• Special
Special Topics
Topics
•• Sara
Sara Nerlove
Nerlove

Innovation through Partnerships
Employment of Scientists
and Engineers*
Education
Sector
36% 18.50%
E
Government
Sector
S
13%
G
Large
Business/Industry
Sector
L Small
Business/Industry
32.50% Sector
Innovation through
* DataPartnerships
from NSF Science Indicators
Sources of Funding for New
Startups
Formed U.S. 2004

AUTM Survey 2006 Innovation through Partnerships
SBIR / STTR
Participating Agencies
• DOD Defense
• HHS Health
• NASA Space
• DOE Energy
• NSF Science & Eng
• DHS Security
• USDA Agriculture
• DOC Commerce
• ED Education
• EPA Environment
TOTAL > $2.0+ B • DOT Transportatio
FY 2007
Innovation through Partnerships
NSF SBIR “Innovation” Model
Private Sector
or Non-SBIR
Investment
PHASE III
PHASE I PHASE II
Product
Feasibility Research
Development
Research towards
to
$100K Prototype
Commercial
($150K) <$500K
Market

Taxes

Federal Investment

Innovation through Partnerships
Partnerships Opportunities in
SBIR/STTR
• Partnership Optional in SBIR (up to $100K)
– Small Business Prime
– In Phase I up to 1/3 can be other
– In Phase II up to 1/2 can be other
• Partnership Mandatory in STTR (up to
$150K)
– 40% to 70% can be Small Business
– 30% to 60% can be Academia/FFRDC

Innovation through Partnerships
Faculty Partnership in Small
Businesses
• Faculty members can own small firms
• Faculty members can be “Senior Personnel” on a
grant budget
• Faculty members can consult
• Faculty members can be part of a university
subcontract
• University laboratories can do analytical and other
service support
• Faculty members can be Principal Investigators
(must have documentation as not primarily
employed by the university)
Innovation through Partnerships
NSF Merit Review Process
“Typically reviewed by panel meetings
“Panelists
come from
Academia/Industry/Government Labs

• Intellectual Merit
– Quality of the Research
• Broader Impact
Commercialization Potential
& Commercialization Path
Innovation through Partnerships
2006 Phase I Proposals
Total Submitted = 2166
Total Awards = 321
WA
NH
28/2 ME
MT ND VT 13/0 7/0
19/5 5/2
OR 6/0 MN
22/3 ID 49/10 MA 223/37
SD WI NY
6/0 MI 104/13
WY 4/0 16/3 RI 7/1
7/1 59/10 CT 32/5
NE IA
PA 55/4
NV 6/3 11/1 OH
IL IN NJ 54/9
CA 23/3 UT CO 118/16WV
74/18 20/3 VA DE 24/0
375/54 29/1 121/25 2/0
KS MO 66/6 MD 69/10 DC 0/0
18/1 30/5 KY 6/1
NC 43/9
AZ OK AR TN 20/2
NM SC
50/4 12/3 41/8
29/6 AL GA 25/4
MS 18/4
35/4
TX LA 5/1
AK 113/12 5/0
Guam 0/0 0/0 FL
55/12 PR 3/0

Blue = ESPCoR State HI 4/0
Red = Awards US VI
Black = Total Submitted Proposals
Innovation through Partnerships 0/0
2006 Phase II Proposals
Total Submitted = 155
Total Awards = 80
WA
NH
2/1 ME
MT ND VT 0/0 1/1
1/1 1/0
OR 0/0 MN
3/2 ID 3/2 MA 16/9
SD WI NY
1/0 MI 7/4
WY 0/0 2/0 RI 0/0
1/1 5/4 CT 0/0
NE IA
PA 7/4
NV 2/0 1/1 OH
IL IN NJ 5/1
CA 0/0 UT CO 9/7 WV
0/0 1/1 VA DE 1/0
30/14 4/2 4/4 1/0 DC 0/0
KS MO 2/0 MD 6/1
1/0 2/1 KY 2/0
NC 1/1
AZ OK 0/0 AR TN 2/1
NM SC
2/1 3/2
0/0 AL GA 1/1
MS 2/0
4/3
TX LA 1/0
AK 8/3 0/0
Guam 0/0 0/0 FL
7/6 PR 0/0

Blue = ESPCoR State HI 1/1
Red = Awards US VI
Black = Total Submitted Proposals
Innovation through Partnerships 0/0
NSF SBIR “Innovation” Model
Phase IIB SBIR
Phase I Investment MatchMaker
Grantees <$500K Private Sector
Investment Workshop or Non-SBIR
Focused Investment
Topics PHASE III
PHASE I PHASE II
Product
Feasibility Research
Development
Research towards
to
$100K Prototype
Commercial
($150K) <$500K Commercialization
Market
Phase II
Grantees
Workshop
Taxes

Federal Investment

Innovation through Partnerships
Economic Impact Supplements
• Workforce
– Membership in I/UCRC
– Students and Teachers
• REU, RET, RAHSS, GRS (broaden participation)
– Community Colleges
• Phase IICC (broaden participation)
– Phase IIA
• Graduate and Faculty (broaden participation)
• Commercialization Incentives
– Phase IIB
– Phase IB
Innovation through Partnerships
Economic Impact SBIR/STTR Phase IIB
Third Party Investment (SBIR)
$80.0
$57.8
$60.0
(million)

$43.5
$40.0
$20.0 $10.6

$0.0
2004 2005 2006
Year

Innovation through Partnerships
Grantees’ Profile*
• Invistics
– IT applied to Manufacturing
• Key Bowl
– Assistive Technology
• Sensant
– Electronics applied to Biotech

*selected posters of grantees

Innovation through Partnerships
Norcross, GA

Provides manufacturing performance software designed specifically for high-mix manufacturing environments
Invistics’ Flow Path Management System (FPMS) improves upon current
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) & Supply Chain Management (SCM)
software by incorporating:

Lean Manufacturing
Inventory Management
Factory Simulation
Manufacturing Production

FPMS enables high mix manufacturers to more accurately:
Set performance goals Performance Workbench
Unmask barriers to achieving goals Optimizes operating policies to maximize
Measure effectiveness and model outcomes performance and identifies which capabilities
for continuous improvement need attention to reach higher goals

Design Workbench Execution Workbench
Assists in designing flow Enables effective, easy-to- use
of materials through supply chain execution
manufacturing networks

Innovation through Partnerships http://www.invistics.com
Winterpark, FL

Creates advanced text input systems
Flagship product orbiTouch reduces harmful hand and wrist motion that cause:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Arthritis
Neuro-muscular control problems
Age-related conditions
Other physical or cognitive disabilities

Fully functional 128 “key” capability and 3-button mouse function

Typist creates a keystroke by sliding the two domes into one of their
eight respective positions

Ten years of research show orbiTouch reduce
repetitive strain injury (RSI) by up to 82%
over standard keyboards and
60% over ergonomic keyboards

Innovation through Partnerships http://www.keybowl.com
San Leandro, CA

Sensant’s Silicon UltrasoundTM probe technology features electronic scanning, novel Fresnel focusing,
and high frequency operation , for state of the art volume imaging

Silicon capacitive microfabricated transducer (CMUT) produces superior image quality compared to
piezoelectric crystal technology used in conventional ultrasound imaging equipment

Incorporation of integrated circuit technology allows for
a more exact manufacturing process and fluent integration
into ultrasound systems

CMUT delivers superior volumetric 4D imaging for
a wide range of applications, including:
•Improved manufacturing process
•Detecting irregular or diseased tissue

50% detection of breast cancer with mammography
97% detection of breast cancer with ultrasound as adjunct

Acquired by Siemens Medical Solutions Ultrasound Division in 2005, after 7 years as Sensant

http://www.sensant.com
Innovation through Partnerships http://www.medical.siemens.com
2004 COV Recommendation
Recommendation Action
1. Reorganization 1. DMII to OII to IIP
2. National Conferences 2. NSF to States
3. Good Phase II Comm 3. Strengthened
Reviews Commercial Plan
4. Ph I Comm Reviews 4. EO, New CAP
5. Documentation on 5. Strength-Weakness,
Decisions ~Borderline Fund with Revision
6. Commercialization 6. MatchMaker, Ph II
Showcase Workshop, Telephone
Follow-up
7. Track Phase IIB 7. Highlight to Director

Innovation through Partnerships
Economic Impact
Jobs and Sales Growth (SBIR)
Telephone Survey ~ 300 Phase II Grantees
4229
2934 Sales (in
million dollars)
Jobs
$655
$283

At the start of At the time of
award survey

Innovation through Partnerships