How can you get involved with tomorrow’s technology today? Providing a Letter of Support for and participating in a QuesTek-led R&D project funded by a third party can benefit you and your organization, and put you in good company.
We often include Letters of Support from OEMs, end-users, partners and others in our proposals to receive third-party-funding for material design or technology development projects. Benefits to organizations that do so can include:
- Set your organization up for greater success. Perhaps your organization can license one of our newly-invented materials or processes that we’ve developed for the government or others. Or your organization can be in the driver’s seat to apply and adapt upcoming new materials into your products. Strengthen your relationship with QuesTek, as we design valuable new materials and strategically determine our go-to-market licensees, production partners and initial product applications.
- Help define the future. Take a leading position in defining the needs and goals for new materials, based on your understanding of the products needed by your organization and industry. Join us in defining the future so that newly-designed materials can be best utilized and rapidly introduced by your organization into new, improved, industry-leading products. We seldom design a new material without receiving on-going guidance from a leading OEM or major end-user.
- See the future better. Gain deeper insights into next-generation materials and improved processes. Benefit from the insights of our team, our tools, and our many non-confidential material design and technology programs. Leverage our physics-based, design-oriented, and computationally-derived understanding of materials and material processes.
- Enjoy participating in the design or application of a well-engineered material or material process solution that has significant impact. Enjoy working with some of the world’s foremost material design engineers to apply physics-based, computationally-enabled science and uncover exciting new solutions that can benefit you and your organization, advance global technology, or improve environmental protection. Our awards and recognition come from numerous global leaders in business and technology.
Examples include proposals to receive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding. Background information about the SBIR/STTR process is provided by the U.S. Department of Defense (a leading U.S. agency funding SBIR/STTR programs) in the attached (linked) DoD SBIR STTR Program Overview document. The illustration highlighted below from this document (provided for the reader's convenience, and with full attribution to the attached document) summarizes the process during 2009. As of March 30, 2010 the U.S. Small Business Administration raised SBIR award threshold amounts to $150,000 for Phase I and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards, and potential changes to STTR threshold amounts were pending.