Accelerating... New Ideas, New Technologies, New Markets
Let's face it. Today's fiercely competitive world of global markets means that some of the most promising new technologies, with the greatest potential for widespread national benefits, could remain in the research laboratory. They are the projects judged too risky or too far outside the mainstream to warrant private funding.
Regardless of potential value, they are dropped entirely or pursued so slowly they fall to more aggressive foreign competitors.
The Advanced Technology Program (ATP) bridges the gap between the research lab and the marketplace stimulating Prosperity Through Innovation. The ATP can help you develop the technologies you need to bring new, innovative products and services to market more quickly-the scientific and engineering advances you need for dramatic improvements in process or manufacturing technologies-the technical edge for tomorrow's markets.
means the opportunity to take a revolutionary idea and drive it against
all odds to make it a reality."
What Can The ATP Offer You?
nice thing about the ATP (as opposed to other government programs) is
that it allowed us to protect proprietary information,
plus we can publish what we like."
What Is The ATP Looking For?The ATP's bottom line is broad benefits for the nation-- jobs, economic growth, better quality of life--rooted in innovative technologies. Specifically, we're looking for R&D projects that create:
provided us with the necessary financial bridge to
move forward with our research...it would not have
been done otherwise."
Is The ATP Right For You?
ATP funds a unique group of projects. In addition to innovative technologies with the potential for broad national benefits, the ATP looks for:
ATP stepped up to provide us funds and took risks where
venture capitalists would not."
ATP Success Stories
Wondering if your company's technology qualifies? ATP funded projects span the range of modern technology from aquaculture to x-ray lithography, including:
members regard an ATP award as the gold medal in the
How Do You Get Started
ATP awards are made solely on the basis of announced, peer-reviewed competitions. ATP competition announcements appear in the Commerce Business Daily and are widely publicized. For information on current ATP competitions, year-round pre-proposal submissions, copies of the ATP Proposal Preparation Kit, more details about the ATP, or to be added to the mailing list:
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The Advanced Technology Program is part of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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