The SBIR program allocates 2.5 percent of 11 federal agencies' extramural RaD budgets to fund RaD 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 book examines the SBIR program at the Department of Defense and makes recommendations for improvements. Separate reports will assess the SBIR program at NSF, NIH, DOE, and NASA, respectively, along with a comprehensive report on the entire program.However, she soon experienced difficulties with the advisor about the thesis proposal she submitted to him. At the same time, Jacobus had been working on a part-time basis in the University of Michigana#39;s library on a project to develop an indexed reference book on the SBIR program. ... She managed this from reading manuals obtained at the regional SBA office; through purchasing technical assistanceanbsp;...
|Title||:||An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program at the Department of Defense|
|Author||:||Committee for Capitalizing on Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2009-09-28|