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In recent years, digital gaming has grown exponentially in its ability to entertain via digital worlds, knowledge dissemination, and in skill development. Today digitally experienced persons learn differently, presenting new business opportunities for small business entrepreneurs. In this NSF Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) solicitation, the topic is exclusively focused on "Digital Gaming in Education" ...

... The small business programs stimulate technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses. The STTR program requires researchers at universities and other research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each project. These university-based researchers, by joining forces with a small company, can spin-off their commercially promising ideas while they remain primarily employed at the research institution...

This STTR solicitation has only one topic; "Digital Gaming in Education (DGE)".

The subtopics for this solicitation are:

Digital Gaming in Education for Learning:
A. Informal (I)
B. Formal (F)

Digital Gaming in Education for Culture and Society:
C. Cross Cultural Dialogue and Discoveries (CCDD)
D. Platforms for Healthy Living (PHL)

Phase I Proposal Objectives.
An STTR Phase I proposal must describe the research effort needed to investigate the feasibilityof the proposed scientific or technical innovation. The primary objective of the Phase I effort is to determine whether the innovationhas sufficient technical merit for proceeding into a Phase II project. A secondary objective is to assess potential commercialfeasibility of the proposed work.

Current Closing Date for Applications:
Nov 17, 2010 Full Proposal Deadline(s):
Please do not submit proposals prior to October 17, 2010

Expected Number of Awards: 35
Award Floor:

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