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Title STTR : an assessment of the small business technology transfer program / Committee on Capitalizing on Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program--Phase II, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs
Published Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiv, 323 pages)) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Program management -- Applications and awards -- Qualitative assessment: company and university perspectives -- Quantitative outcomes -- Findings and recommentation -- Appendixes
Summary Today's knowledge economy is driven in large part by the nation's capacity to innovate. One of the defining features of the U.S. economy is a high level of entrepreneurial activity. Entrepreneurs in the United States see opportunities and are willing and able to assume risk to bring new welfare-enhancing, wealth-generating technologies to the market. Yet, although discoveries in areas such as genomics, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology present new opportunities, converting these discoveries into innovations for the market involves substantial challenges. The American capacity for innovation can be strengthened by addressing the challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Public-private partnerships are one means to help entrepreneurs bring new ideas to market. The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program form one of the largest examples of U.S. public-private partnerships. In the SBIR Reauthorization Act of 2000, Congress tasked the National Research Council with undertaking a comprehensive study of how the SBIR program has stimulated technological innovation and used small businesses to meet federal research and development needs and with recommending further improvements to the program. When reauthorizing the SBIR and STTR programs in 2011, Congress expanded the study mandate to include a review of the STTR program. This report builds on the methodology and outcomes from the previous review of SBIR and assesses the STTR program
Notes "The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMI-0221736; by NASA under award No. NNX07AJ53G; by the National Institutes of Health under contract number HHSN263201200074I, Task Order HHSN26300029; by the Department of Energy under award number DE-PI0000010/DE-DT0006163; and by the Department of Defense under contract/order number HQ0034-10-D-0003-0001
Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed February 22, 2016)
Subject Small Business Technology Transfer Program (United States. Department of Defense) -- Evaluation.
United States. Department of Commerce. Small Business Innovation Research Program.
Small Business Technology Transfer Program (U.S.)
Research and development contracts, Government -- United States -- Evaluation.
Small business -- Technological innovations -- United States -- Evaluation.
Technology transfer -- United States -- Evaluation.
Small Business.
Government Programs.
Public-Private Sector Partnerships.
Research Support as Topic.
Technology Transfer.
United States.
Genre/Form Technical reports.
Form Electronic book
Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.), issuing body
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Capitalizing on Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program, issuing body
ISBN 0309379628
Other Titles Small Business Technology Transfer