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News Release 16-001

Far-out, early-stage tech at CES 2016 Eureka Park

NSF-supported emerging ideas and innovators at world’s largest consumer technology event in Las Vegas

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Eureka Park is dedicated to up-and-coming tech born from fundamental science and engineering.


January 4, 2016

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Nearly two dozen small businesses supported by the National Science Foundation will demonstrate pre-market consumer technologies at CES® 2016 Eureka Park, a global stage dedicated to up-and-coming technology born from fundamental science and engineering innovation.

NSF co-founded Eureka Park in 2012 to help emerging technology ready for commercialization gain marketplace exposure by giving NSF grantees access to potential partners and investors at the premier consumer electronics tradeshow. This year’s ideas arena is co-presented by Techstars.

The 2016 exhibitors will showcase new approaches to energy-efficient technologies, the Internet of Things, robotics, virtual reality and more. The technologies have more than simply a "cool" factor – they have the potential to help drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance American global leadership.

The NSF-support exhibitors are funded by the NSF Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. Learn more about how NSF turns on the lights for thousands of startups each year.

WHEN: Jan. 6-9, 2016

WHEREEureka Park, Tech West, Sands Expo, Hall G, Las Vegas

Can’t make it to Vegas? Our media guide is online.

WHAT: Small businesses, startups and spinoffs with pre-market technology will demo their prototypes and proofs-of-concept for passers-by looking for fresh ideas.

WHO: NSF-supported exhibits in Eureka Park include:

Assistive Technologies & Robotics

Audio & Acoustics

Biomedical

Energy

Internet of Things & Sensors

Virtual Reality & Simulations

Engineering Research Centers

Get a sample of NSF-funded exhibitors on NSF's YouTube channel.

Visit NSF booth #80146 for more information.

-NSF-

Media Contacts
Sarah Bates, NSF, (703) 292-7738, email: sabates@nsf.gov

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2020 budget of $8.3 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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