Wednesday, September 16, 2009

NIST Seeks Info

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s “Technology Innovation Program” (TIP) is looking for white papers from academia, federal, state, local governments, industry, national laboratories, professional organizations or from any interested party. The idea is to use the white papers to identify areas of critical national need and to find ways to face the technical challenges to be addressed in future TIP competitions.

TIP wants to receive input on problems that are large in magnitude and have the potential to inhibit the growth and well-being of our nation.TIP is interested in information on all areas of critical national need, but also on a number of specific topic areas such as healthcare concerning cost effective advanced tools and techniques for genomics and proteomics research. Other ideas include the need for more information on complex biological systems, biomarker identification, targeted drug and vaccine delivery systems, improved and low cost diagnostic and therapeutic systems, and better methods to integrate and analyze biological data especially when combined with environmental and patient history data.

This solicitation for white papers is neither a Request for Proposals not a Request for Pre-proposals. The suggested dates for submission for the white papers are November 9, 2009, February 15, 2010, May 10, 2010, and July 12, 2010. However, TIP will accept white papers at any time during the Period November 9, 2009 through September 30, 2010.

For further information contact Thomas Wiggins by email at or call (301) 975-5416.

NIST is also interested in working with regional, state, local economic development organizations, technology incubation centers, technology-oriented public-private business development initiatives, and other organizations and partnerships. The goal is to transfer technologies developed at the NIST laboratories through potential licensing and/or collaborative arrangements.

To find information on commercially viable technologies developed at NIST, go to For further information, email Clara Asmail at or call (301) 975-2239.