Substrate Games receives $1.49 million Phase II SBIR grant

Des Moines-based Substrate Games has been awarded a competitive SBIR Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health, totaling $1,491,415.

The award will support the continued research and development of Substrate Games’ mobile interactive learning platform for undergraduate students studying organic chemistry and other fundamental sciences.

Substrate Games plans to produce a full commercial product covering the entire first-semester organic chemistry course along with instructor-centered integrations to facilitate adoption by higher education institutions. The company also plana to conduct a pilot study with over 800 undergraduate students at Texas A&M University.

Substrate Games received a $225,000 SBIR grant from the National Institute of Health in 2017.

“Following a successful proof-of-concept, we’re excited to leverage our expertise in interactive digital media, technological innovation and science education to truly help students succeed,” said Will Schneller, co-founder and CEO of Substrate Games. We’re grateful to have found alignment with NIH to make both economic and social impact.

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