CHEYENNE – A Cheyenne-based company, Limelight Technologies, Inc., has received a $5,000 grant to help obtain federal funding to take their software idea and develop it into a marketable product.
The Wyoming Business Council sponsors the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 0 Program. The program provides $5,000 grants to Wyoming companies to help them develop competitive proposals for the federal SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Under these programs, Wyoming businesses have the potential to receive up to $850,000 to develop their products through a two-stage process.
Limelight will use the award to develop a software solution for real time reporting of infectious diseases by hospitals, laboratories and health clinics for bio-terrorism surveillance. The application will be submitted to the National Institutes of Health’s Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Limelight Technologies moved to Cheyenne from Colorado last year. As an emerging technology company, Limelight has a successful track record of providing product solutions in the public health market and IT services for state government agencies in Washington, California, Arkansas, Illinois, Arizona, Wyoming and Pennsylvania over the last six years.
Limelight’s private sector clients include: Hewlett Packard, Morgan Stanley-Dean Witter, Price Waterhouse Coopers, K-Mart, Rational Corporation, QWest, John Deere and Kone. For more information about Limelight Technologies, please visit their Web site at www.limelighttechnologies.com.
More Wyoming companies are looking to the SBIR Phase 0 program for help. Wyoming tied for third among all the states in total number of 2004 Phase I USDA SBIR awards (5). Only California (12) and Virginia (6) had more. And most impressively, Wyoming ran away with top honors on a per capita basis with one award per 100,000 population, seven times more than second place Oregon and 30 times more than the national average.The SBIR Phase 0 program is a project of the Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative. The initiative is funded by the Wyoming Business Council and administered by the University of Wyoming Vice-President for Research. For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/sbir/
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