Technology Innovation Program

The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce (DoC), is soliciting high-risk, high-reward research and development (R&D) proposals.

Fiscal year 2009 appropriations include funds in the amount of approximately


$25 million for new TIP awards.

TIP anticipates funding approximately 25 projects.

A single company can receive up to a total of $3 million with a project period of performance of up to 3 years.

A joint venture can receive up to a total of $9 million with a project period of performance of up to 5 years.The America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Act, Pub.


110-69 (August 9, 2007), 15 U.S.C.A.

§278n (2008), was enacted to invest in innovation through research and development and to improve the competitiveness of the United States.

Section 3012 of the COMPETES Act established TIP for the purpose of assisting United States businesses and institutions of higher education or other organizations, such as national laboratories and nonprofit research institutions, to support, promote, and accelerate innovation in the United States through high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need.

High-risk, high-reward research is research that has the potential for yielding transformational results with far-ranging or wide-ranging implications; addresses areas of critical national need that support, promote, and accelerate innovation in the United States and is within NIST’s areas of technical competence; and is too novel or spans too diverse a range of disciplines to fare well in the traditional peer review process.

The TIP implementing regulations are published at 15 C.F.R.

Part 296, and included in the TIP Proposal Preparation Kit as Appendix B.TIP is soliciting proposals under this fiscal year 2009 competition in two areas of critical national need entitled “Civil Infrastructure” and “Manufacturing” as described in the Full Announcement.TIP is holding 4 public meetings (Proposers Conferences) to provide general information regarding TIP, to offer guidance on preparing proposals, and to answer questions.

The Proposers’ Conferences will be held as follows:April 8, 2009, 9 a.m.

– 1 p.m.

Eastern Time:
NIST Red Auditorium, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899, (301-975-8910).

Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m.

Eastern Time on April 6, 2009 for the Proposers’ Conference being held at NIST Gaithersburg, MD.

Due to increased security at NIST, NO on-site registrations will be accepted and all attendees MUST be pre-registered.

Photo identification must be presented at the NIST main gate to be admitted to the April 8, 2009 Conference.

Attendees must wear their Conference badge at all times while on the NIST campus.

Electronic Registration at: .April 13, 2009, 1 p.m.

- 5 p.m.

Eastern Time:
Marriott Boston Cambridge, Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142, (617-494-6600) Pre-registration is not required.April 15, 2009, 1 p.m.

- 5 p.m.

Eastern Time:
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan, 48243, (313-568-8000) Pre-registration is not required.April 17, 2009, 9 a.m.

- 1 p.m.

Pacific Time:
San Jose Marriott, 301 S.

Market St., San Jose, California, 95113, (408-280-1300) Pre-registration is not required.
Related Programs

Technology Innovation Program (TIP)

Department of Commerce

Agency: Department of Commerce

Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Estimated Funding: Not Available

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Full Announcement for 2009-TIP-01 (modified 3/14/2009)

Additional Information of Eligibility:
A U.S.-owned, single, small-sized or medium-sized company doing a majority of its business in the United States or a joint venture may apply for TIP funding.

Members of joint ventures that are companies must also be doing a majority of their business in the United States.

In addition, a company incorporated in the United States that has a parent company incorporated in another country may apply provided that certain requirements are met as discussed below.

The term business or company means a for-profit organization, including sole proprietors, partnerships, limited-liability companies (LLCs), and corporations (15 C.F.R.


See pages 11 and 12 of the Full Announcement for further details on eligibility.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Christopher HuntonGrants Technical AssistantPhone 301-975-5718

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