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Date:4/2/2012

ds far faster than otherwise possible," said Spoonamore.

The SBIR program--begun at NSF in 1982 and a successful model for programs now in 11 federal agencies--provides small businesses with support at the critical early stages of research and development. ABSMaterials emerged as a company ten years after its Chief Science Officer, Paul Edmiston, received his first NSF grant for basic research. Edmiston has since received an additional academic research grant and two SBIR grants to further the work. The company has received five SBIR grants to further the work.

"These speakers' stories exemplify the value of NSF-funded basic research and the partnerships that facilitate success in American innovation," said Thomas Peterson, Assistant Director for the Engineering Directorate at NSF. "NSF has developed a strategy--utilizing its long-term experience, existing programs and new initiatives--to increase the likelihood and speed of commercializing discoveries. These discoveries can yield high-value products and processes, new businesses and industries, as well as expand high-quality employment and a more technologically advanced workforce."


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Contact: Joshua A. Chamot
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703-292-7730
National Science Foundation
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