An Assessment of the SBIR Program Pdf

An Assessment of the SBIR Program

Number of page: 402
Author: National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Committee for Capitalizing on Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309177665
Category: Technology & Engineering

The SBIR program allocates 2.5 percent of 11 federal agencies’ extramural R&D budgets to fund R&D projects by small businesses, providing approximately $2 billion annually in competitive awards. At the request of Congress, the National Academies conducted a comprehensive study of how the SBIR program has stimulated technological innovation and used small businesses to meet federal research and development needs. Drawing substantially on new data collection, this report provides a comprehensive overview of the SBIR program at the five agencies representing 96 percent of program expenditure– DOD, NIH, NSF, DOE, and NASA–and makes recommendations on improvements to the program. Separate books on each agency will also be issued.

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