Call for Microsoft Airband Grant Fund applications to overcome barriers to affordable internet access - Microsoft on the Issues
Microsoft has opened its third annual call for applications to the Microsoft Airband Grant Fund. The grant fund seeks to spark innovation to overcome barriers to affordable internet access by supporting high-potential, early-stage startups creating innovative new technologies, services and business models.
Grantees receive cash investments, access to technology, business development support, mentoring and great networking opportunities. They are particularly interested in solutions enabling key verticals such as agriculture, education, healthcare and small business.
The grant fund is an integral part of Microsoft’s Airband initiative, which aims to extend broadband access across the United States and, ultimately, connectivity around the globe.
Microsoft is collaborating with internet access and off-grid energy access providers, as well as other private and public-sector entities, on practical, high-impact and scalable approaches to help close the digital divide. The grant fund complements their connected intitiative.
Submission Deadline: Midnight January 31, 2018 U.S. Pacific Standard Time.
xTechSearch is an opportunity for businesses to pitch novel technology solutions to the Army’s Science and Technology (S&T) ecosystem which will provide cooperative research opportunities with Army labs, including access to the Army’s organic intellectual and technical capital.
A challenge to state and local public sector transportation infrastructure owners and operators to cooperate together to achieve deployment of DSRC infrastructure with SPaT broadcasts in at least one corridor or network (approximately 20 signalized intersections) in each of the 50 states by January 2020.
This is FTA’s primary grant program for funding major transit capital investments, including heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, streetcars, and bus rapid transit. It is a discretionary grant program unlike most others in government. Instead of an annual call for applications and selection of awardees by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the law requires that projects seeking CIG funding complete a series of steps over several years to be eligible for funding.
The objective of Science and Technology for Autonomous Teammates (STAT) program is to develop and demonstrate autonomy technologies that will enable various AF mission sets and the Air Force to operate inside of the enemy’s decision loop. The technology demonstrations that result from this BAA will substantially improve the Air Force's capability to conduct missions in a variety of environments while minimizing the risks to Airmen.