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1 Increasing Adoption of High Performance Computing in Engineering and Manufacturing Industries via SBIR/STTR... One Year Later Benjamin T. Grover, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research

2 Outline Background Last Year s Goals and Efforts Directions this year Ideas, Thoughts and Areas of Mutual Interest 2

3 About SBIR/STTR: SBIR/STTR Overview Small Business Innova1on Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) Overseen by the SBA Engages small,high- tech, innova1ve businesses as a part of the federal governments research and development efforts. About $2 billion spent annual on this program by 11 different agencies Don t let the name fool you as the program has changed over 1me but not the name. There is strong focus on commercializa1on (not innova1ve research only) 3

4 About SBIR/STTR at DOE: SBIR/STTR Overview One of the Goals of the DOE is Maintain a Vibrant US Effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity, with clear leadership in strategic areas. This can be par1ally met via SBIR/ STTR engagement Compe11ve 2 phase approach Phase I: 9 months $150K(SBIR), $100K(STTR) - Feasibility Phase II: 24 months $1M (SBIR), $750K(STTR) - Development Must be awarded Phase I to compete for Phase II (Update: This may change in the future) These are grants, not contracts! SBIR PI must be employed by a small business, STTR they can also be employed by a research partner. Commercializa1on Assistance Available 4

5 SBIR/STTR Overview Budget - ASCR Set- aside in FY 11 $12.4M Phase I 20% chance of gehng funded Phase II 50% chance of gehng funded SBIR calls are divided into different topic areas 2011 SBIR Phase I call has a topic focused on - Increasing the AdopPon of HPC Modeling and SimulaPon in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Industries SBIR increasing its focus on commercializapon, not just on funding small research projects 5

6 So Why Does ASCR Care? We have invested $100 s M in soyware research and development We have a desire (and obligapon) to get this soyware to industry (where appropriate) The larger the market for HPC the more interest will be generated on the high end which is one of our areas of experpse This in turn allows us to build bigger machines and push the state of the art Helps to make the US more compeppve. We are starpng to gain momentum. 6

7 In Call: Increasing Adoption of HPC Modeling and Simulation in the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Industries What we set out to do Specific Focus on Commercial Viability of a Proposal Call focused on more shovel ready efforts (engineering and manufacturing inherently focuses less on research and more on development) Establish and Maintain a Dialogue with Industry Seek to Establish a Presence in Media Bring in new blood, both proposers and reviewers Accelerate Industry Adoption of ASCR Developed Software 7

8 What We Accomplished 8

9 Commercial Viability Reviews Responsiveness Reviews by ASCR Office Commercial Scoring by the SBIR office Review panel with more industry presence and small business presence Enhanced Metrics will be collected to understand ROI Are your current topics focused too much on unique DOE needs with limited commercial potential? Are you incorporating feedback from the commercial sector when you develop topics? 9

10 Shovel Ready Previous uses of SBIR money focused mostly on one step above Basic Research Engineering and Manufacturing in the title energized a different community around SBIR 10

11 Engage NCMS NDEMC Council on Competitiveness Meetings Workshop on HPC for Industry (October 2011) Industrial Collaboration Meeting (March 2012) SBDC Presentations (November 2011, March 2012) Modeling and Simulation Conference (October 2011) Super Computing Birds of a Feather (November 2011) 11

12 Media Two articles in the DM Report August 2011 February 2012 Measured Presence on Twitter and Linked in ASCR Outreach white paper 12

13 New Blood Roughly 60% of proposals came from companies that we had never received a proposal from and the majority of our grants went to companies we had never funded before. A good number of our reviewers were new, and some came from small businesses. 13

14 Accelerate Industry AdopLon of ASCR SoNware Some proposals focused around Industry use of ASCR software Maybe scared some people off The majority of our proposals we funded were not ASCR developed software 14

15 Results: Turnkey HPC SoluLons 15

16 HPC Support and Codes 16

17 Other 17

18 SBIR Topics for FY2013 (Dates Subject to Change) Will be posted in mid- July FOA will be issued in mid- August and ApplicaPons will be due in Mid- October Topic will stay roughly the same with perhaps a few tweaks to (A focus it just a bit more. Perhaps less focus on ASCR soyware. AddiPve Manufacturing?) 18

19 Ideas/Thoughts/Mutual Interest NCMS SIG -...to see parpcular advancement or innovapon not just come to life and get used, but mature correctly ASCR wants the same thing, specifically for HPC modeling and simulapon We were VERY pleased with the response we got this year! We hope to conpnue to build on it. Funding Opportunity Announcement will have webinars Discuss latest FOA and changes Give a broad overview and how to apply for new applicants Reach out to your small business community and to the ISV community These SBIR efforts are part of our industrial outreach strategy and they will conpnue into the future. (SciDAC Postdocs) 19

20 Contact Richard Carlson: , Questions? 20

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