NSF looking for ideas that ‘change the world’
Need seed capital and access to a network of science innovators and advice? The National Science Foundation is powering America’s Seed Fund to invests up to $2 million in seeding fund and takes zero equity.
The fund, executed through a congressional mandate via the SBIR/STTR programs, provides startup funding to small companies and new entrepreneurs, and supports R&D involving technical risk. Each year, a wide variety of sectors are funded, such as robotics, advanced materials, cloud computing, digital health, semiconductors and artificial intelligence.
Each year, America’s Seed Fund supports approximately 400 companies annually across nearly all technology and market sectors (with the exception of clinical trials and schedule I controlled substances). The fund has made 3,400 awards since 2012 with 153 exits by funded companies and $9.1 billion in private investment.
You can download a searchable PDF of the full list of technology topic areas that also includes descriptions of the subtopics. Get your project pitches ready and apply to America’s Seed Fund.