This Government and Commercial market sector includes all industrial products except those addressed in our Energy or Healthcare/Life Sciences & Biodefense/Pandemic markets.
Unlike some of our other identified markets, small business Government R&D and services funding for this industrial products sector comes from numerous funding agencies. However, as an initial example, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has a number of small business and/or university or principal investigator programs that span the industrial products marketplace. Additional agencies that fund industrial product development, not including DOE and NIH that are primarily addressed in other Green Tape markets on this site, include Department of Defense (DOD), NASA, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Additional NSF programs or centers supporting industrial products R&D or services funding include the Science and Technology Centers (STC), Engineering Research Centers (ERC), Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC), Centers for Chemical Innovations (CCI), Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution (CELDi), and new programs of Emerging Frontiers of Research and Innovation (EFRI), Industry Inspired Fundamental Research (IFR) and Post Docs in Industry.
Green Tape offers proven business process outsourcing (BPO) services and products to your small business industrial products R&D or services company. The Green Tape founder has helped secure many NSF-funded SBIR/STTR or other client grant awards. In addition, we have the experience to secure matching private funding for your qualified Phase I or Phase II bids. Green Tape is ideally positioned to help you identify and capture your new product funding. Upon award, we can help you manage your funding efforts for R&D and commercialization success.
The development of better, cheaper and faster product technologies for new or improved industrial products is often the key to gaining industrial market entrance. In addition, the government may or may not be the first user of your new technology or product under this market sector. Therefore, major commercial industrial product markets include:
Chemicals – petroleum based and other, engineering products, electronics, industrial design, heavy & light manufacturing, materials and metal processing, mining, paints & coatings, pulp and paper, telecommunications, all forms of transportation (land mobiles, aviation, marine, railroad), machinery – construction and other, air and other gases, factory automation, re-tooling, industrial infrastructure, auto parts, plastics and other industrial products.