Business Challenges
Completed Challenges

The Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR program that: stimulate technological innovation; meet federal research and development needs; encourage diverse participation; and increase commercialization of Federal research.

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Previous awardees of SBIR can be nominated for the Hall of Fame for contributions in technical innovation, business impact, social and economic benefit, degree of impact, and longevity. Are you a winner? Submit your application!

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Creative business plan concepts are required for the formation of interdependent and flexible partnerships between government, industry, and academia.

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With the Badges for Vets Challenge, the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Education, Labor, and Energy seek a system of badges that quickly translates military training and experience into marketable credentials so employers will see Veterans as among the best qualified in any job applicant pool.

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Create a network of student-focused business creation contests across the country. The regional winners will then compete for the Grand Prize. This initiative will provide student participants with the skills to create new businesses and transform promising energy technologies from U.S. universities and national laboratories into innovative energy products that will help to create jobs, boost American competitiveness, and strengthen our economy.

 

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How can we knock down barriers to innovation in health care IT, clean energy, and learning technologies. Post your ideas online! The public, including students and other solvers, will be invited to translate the best ideas into “Policy Business Plans,” which will be shared with President Obama’s Cabinet.

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