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ATP Announces 37 New Awards for 1999

October 15, 1999

The Advanced Technology Program (ATP), managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has selected 37 projects from the 1999 solicitation to receive awards. Recipients will share $110 million of ATP funding for high-risk R&D projects with the potential to spark important, broad-based economic benefits for the United States. ATP funds will be matched by at least $102 million from private industry.

The 37 new awards were selected from more than 400 proposals received last Spring. The selected projects target a broad array of technologies, including pharmaceutical design, tissue engineering, industrial catalysts, energy storage, image processing, manufacturing control systems, electronics manufacturing, computer software, and electro-optics.

The majority of the 1999 ATP awards, 26, went to small businesses, either for single-company projects or as the lead company in an industry joint venture. More than 20 universities are involved as joint-venture partners or subcontractors.

The accompanying table presents the 1999 ATP awards by the lead organization’s state.  Please note, some projects involve companies and universities from different states than the lead organization so the true

geographic impact or distribution of the awards is not reflected in the list.

STATE AWARDS STATE AWARDS AZ 1 MN 2 CA 11 NJ 2 CO 1 NY 4 CT 3 OH 2 FL 1 RI 1 MD 2 TX 1 MA 4 VA 1 MI 1 Total 37

A list of the 1999 ATP projects and participants are available at http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/atp/99project.htm.   Full project descriptions can be found at http://www.atp.nist.gov/www/comps/index99.htm