The National Institute of Standards and Technology provides funding for industrial and academic research through competitive grants and awards. Aimed at research in such specified fields as materials science, fire research, and precision measurement, these awards have also been made more accessible for small businesses or industry-led joint ventures. Visit www.nist.gov to find out how to apply for funding.
Kickstarter offers a gazillion ideas for businesses that are seeking start-up funding. The crowdfunding site also features new gadgets from companies struggling to get their product out to customers. We took a look at the gadgets currently featured and found a number of cool ideas that are seeking funding angels.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies.
You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived.
So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.