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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

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Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
KinderLab Robotics 2/2014Grant1
121nexus 1/2014Grant$30k1
The Fred Rogers 11/2013Grant$3M1
Education Development Center (EDC) 10/2013Grant$14M1
Carnegie Mellon University 10/2013Grant$1.5M1
University of Pittsburgh 9/2013Grant$10M1
J. Craig Venter Institute 9/2013Grant$2.4M1
Synoptos Inc. 8/2013Angel$250k1
121nexus 7/2013Grant$150k1
The University of Akron 6/2013Grant$300k1
Mount Wachusett Community College 6/2013Grant$640k1
dMetrics 2013Grant$1.3M1
Persimmon Technologies 11/2012Grant$500k1
Shasta Crystals 9/2012Grant$250k1
octoScope 7/2012Grant$150k1
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 6/2012Grant$3M1
Affectiva 6/2012Grant$500k1
Energid Technologies 2/2012Grant$500k1
Synoptos Inc. 11/2011Angel$500k1
scrible 5/2011Grant$500k1
BitSight Technologies 4/2011Seed$1.04M3
LectureTools 1/2011Grant$1M2
Education Development Center (EDC) 10/2010Venture Round$5.6M1
Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) 9/2010Grant$300k1
Sifteo 9/2010Grant$500k1
Shasta Crystals 8/2010Grant$494k1
Synoptos Inc. 7/2010Seed$180k1
Whisper Communications 7/2010Grant$150k1
Shasta Crystals 4/2010Grant$150k1
Modular Robotics 4/2010Grant$487k1
InSite Medical technologies 1/2010Grant$100k1
MoveableCode, Inc. 1/2009Seed1
Bluefin Labs 4/2008Grant$1.15M1
CleverSet 1/2006Grant$500k1
Vivisimo 7/2003Seed$960k1
Vivisimo 1/2001Seed$100k1

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Two-minute Overview of the National Science Foundation

Added: 12/27/12

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    NSF Awards $20 Million for Cyber Security, Privacy R&D (sciencebusiness.technewslit.com) [edit]
    National Science Foundation Awards $900K To Fund EHR Research (ihealthbeat.org) [edit]
  1. KinderLab Robotics Awarded SBIR Grant (techtransfer.tufts.edu) [edit]
  2. NSF Award Abstract #1315431 (nsf.gov) [edit]
  3. Fred Rogers Co. awarded $3M National Science Foundation grant (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  4. EDC wins $14M in grants for STEM (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  5. CMU receives $1.5M grant to bring bots to middle schools (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  6. Pitt research team part of $10M science foundation grant (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  7. JCVI Gets $2.4M Grant to Develop Arabidopsis Data Portal (genomeweb.com) [edit]
  8. NSF grant (usaspending.gov) [edit]
  9. Providence tech start-up gets helping hand from $150,000 federal grant (providencejournal.com) [edit]
  10. University of Akron receives National Science Foundation grant to encourage innovation: Higher Education (cleveland.com) [edit]
  11. Mount Wachusett Community College gets $640,000 grant to support tech students (telegram.com) [edit]
  12. Citation Needed [add]
  13. Persimmon gets $500K NSF grant (masshightech.com) [edit]
  14. Shasta Crystals is awarded Phase 2B Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (shastacrystals.com) [edit]
  15. octoScope, UNH receive $150K NSF grant (masshightech.com) [edit]
  16. WPI gets $3M NSF grant for biofabrication program (masshightech.com) [edit]
  17. Emotion Measurement Platform Affectiva Wins $500K NSF Grant (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  18. Energid lands $500K NSF grant (masshightech.com) [edit]
  19. OhMyGov Inc. Wins $500K National Science Foundation Innovation Grant (google.com) [edit]
  20. scrible Receives $500,000 SBIR Phase II Grant (finsmes.com) [edit]
  21. press release -- references seed (bitsighttech.com) [edit]
  22. National Science Foundation and University of Michigan (nsf.gov) [edit]
  23. EDC receives more than $5M in STEM funds from NSF (masshightech.com) [edit]
  24. DVIRC Awarded $300,000 National Science Foundation Grant to Connect Regional Assets and Spur Innovation (freshnews.com) [edit]
  25. Citation Needed [add]
  26. Shasta Crystals is awarded Phase 2 SBIR Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (shastacrystals.com) [edit]
  27. OhMyGov Wins Presitgious Government Communications Technology Grant (allbusiness.com) [edit]
  28. National Science Foundation - Grant (venturelab.gatech.edu) [edit]
  29. Shasta Crystals receives $150,000 SBIR Grant from the NSF (shastacrystals.com) [edit]
  30. Modular Robotics Blog (modrobotics.com) [edit]
  31. InSite Medical raises $1.06M for epidural delivery (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  32. Citation Needed [add]
  33. TechCrunch [edit]
  34. techcrunch.com [edit]
  35. press release (vivisimo.com) [edit]
  36. press release (vivisimo.com) [edit]
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