As an initiative of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, KSEF works with our partner programs to accelerate innovation-driven economic development throughout the state. Collectively, we do this by supporting research-driven products and services, expanding access to capital, and developing talent.
The KSEF team focuses on encouraging the growth of scientific and engineering excellence, expanding access to R&D capital, and developing talent. KSEF programs remove barriers for small businesses to access SBIR/STTR funding and fuel technological and economic growth in the Commonwealth.
This year we introduced three new agency-specific Proposal Labs (USDA, NSF and NIH) to support entrepreneurs seeking non-dilutive funding through America’s Seed Fund. Joshua Covington, founder of GradEd Gaming, completed the NSF Proposal Lab and submitted his proposal in only a month.
Any time I needed help, they were right there to help me. That kind of support is unheard of.
CEO AND FOUNDER, GRADED GAMING
We invite you to explore the impact these programs have made over the past year, including highlights from the KSEF team in the 2022-2023 Impact Report.