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Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) - Phase I Games 2013

Solicitation Number: ED-IES-13-R-0008
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Contracts & Acquisitions Management
Location: Contracts (All ED Components)
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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) anticipates the release of the 2013 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) - Phase I Games solicitation on or about December 17, 2012.

The purpose of the SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting ED research and development needs, increase the commercial potential of ED-supported research results, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation.

Phase I is to determine, insofar as possible, the scientific or technical merit of ideas submitted under the SBIR program. The proposal should concentrate on research or research and development (R/R&D) that will establish the usability of a prototype and initial feasibility of the concept, a prerequisite for further support in Phase II. Phase I awards are for periods up to 6-months in amounts up to $150,000.

Firms with strong research or research and development (R/R&D) capabilities in education technology games in the topic areas listed below are encouraged to participate:

Topic 1: R/R&D of games for statistics and probability, ED/IES
Topic 2: R/R&D of games for English learners, ED/IES
Topic 3: R/R&D of neuroplastic games for improving foreign language learning, DARPA
Topic 4: R/R&D of a hybrid videogame/graphic novel to support computer science education, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

This notice is not a Request for Proposal (RFP).

Primary Point of Contact: Sadaf Afkhami, Contract Specialist

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Brenda L. Jefferson,
Contracting Officer