America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF awards $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 $1.75 million 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 $8.1 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.
Aura Intelligent Systems is a Boston based company founded in 2019 to realize the full potential of imaging radar for emerging autonomous mobility. Aura is developing high-resolution imaging radar for mission critical sensing needs in mobility and autonomous vehicles. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, a center of disruptive innovations in wireless technology, robotics and artificial intelligence. Aura’s foundation is built on decades of leadership in pioneering radar imaging and 4G/5G wireless systems. Aura’s founding team comes from industry veterans with a track record of bringing disruptive innovations from concept to mass market deployment. For more information, visit www.auraisystems.com.