Codecraft Works Awarded Competitive Grant
from the National Science Foundation
America’s Seed Fund Powered by NSF Provides Funding for R&D; Helps small businesses move innovations out of the lab and into the market
Melbourne, Florida, October 26 – Codecraft Works has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant to commercialize innovative technology by conducting research and development (R&D) work on access to computer science education and real-world technical problem solving strategies critical to a competitive education in the world market.
Currently, the diversity of computer science curriculum, ease of access, and amplification of qualified mentor support is missing from the mainstream school day. Our technology innovation makes learning computer science concepts accessible to all students by providing educators, and their students, access to quality content and technical expertise that may not be currently available within the bounds of a physical school building or location. The adaptation of this technology thereby helps to close the persistent opportunity and achievement gaps.
“The National Science Foundation supports small businesses with the most innovative, cutting-edge ideas that have the potential to become great commercial successes and make huge societal impacts,” said Barry Johnson, Director of Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships at NSF. “We hope that this seed funding will spark solutions to some of the most important challenges of our time across all areas of science and technology.”
“Our daily life, economies, and national security all depend on having a strong and skilled STEM workforce. For this workforce to exist, our schools and communities must provide the necessary education to prepare students for such careers,” said Shannon Landin CEO of Codecraft Works. “We cannot underestimate the importance of solving this problem.”
Small businesses can receive up to $1.5 million in funding from NSF. Companies must first have received a Phase I award (up to $225,000) to become eligible to apply for a Phase II grant (up to $750,000) to further develop and commercialize the technology. Small businesses with Phase II grants are eligible to receive up to $500,000 in additional matching funds with qualifying third-party investment or sales.
Small businesses with innovative science and technology solutions and commercial potential across almost all areas of technology are encouraged to apply. All proposals submitted to the NSF SBIR/STTR program undergo a rigorous merit-based review process. NSF’s deadlines for Phase I small business proposals occur twice annually, in June and December.
About Codecraft Works: Codecraft ® Works, LLC is an educational technology company powering a blended learning approach to computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity curriculum for students and educators. Our products and services improve the technical skills landscape and successfully narrow the STEM talent gap for tomorrow by providing valuable computer programming lessons to students and to instructors.
To learn more about Codecraft Works, visit codecraftworks.com.
About the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Programs: America’s Seed Fund powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) awards nearly $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across almost all areas of science and technology can receive up to $1.5 million in non-dilutive funds to support research and development (R&D), helping de-risk technology for commercial success. America’s Seed Fund is congressionally mandated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $7.5 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering.
To learn more about the NSF SBIR/STTR program, visit: seedfund.nsf.gov.