SBIR and STTR Reauthorized for Six Years

Today the SBIR was reauthorized for a period of 6 years, ending September 30, 2017.  This  includes STTR, and what was the Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP), now to be known as the Commercialization Readiness Program (CRP).  The reauthorization was included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) HR.1540.

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One step closer on the road to SBIR Reauthorization

The SBIR/STTR program has not been reauthorized yet but we are one step closer as the December 16th deadline approaches.

Monday (December 12, 2012) word of a Senate/House compromise was announced that may lead to a positive outcome that would reauthorize the SBIR/STTR program for six years.  This would be a huge improvement over the multiple short term extensions we have seen  in recent years. Continue reading

Small Business, Innovation, and the Importance of the SBIR and STTR

Readers note:  This post will continue to be updated throughout the week as the SBIR deadline approaches.  Updates will appear at the bottom of the post.

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At times like these, when the need for innovation, is greater than ever, the SBIR and STTR Programs hold the keys to the growth of new and innovative products in the U.S. small business sector.  Funding through SBIR and STTR awards provides critical support for new discoveries in both the small business and university research communities across 11 key Federal Agencies and unlocks the vault to bring out new innovations right here at home.

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