Small Business Innovation Research Programs

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SBIR/STTR Policy Directive Update: What’s Ahead for Data Rights

On November 7, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released an advanced notice of Policy Directive amendments and a request for comment on revisions to Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business...more

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Announces Small Business Awards

On November 12, 2014, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press conference to announce the recipients of the Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards. In her comments, Administrator McCarthy stated that "a...more

DOE Announces New Grant Topics To Help Small Businesses Develop Clean Energy Technologies

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) recently announced three new subtopics related to bioenergy under its SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs...more

DOE Offers All-In-One Application Tool For Small Businesses

DOE has developed a small business "All-in-one Application Tool" for small businesses looking for funds to advance clean energy technologies. The online tool provides a guide for potential applicants for the topics under the...more

DOE Announces Technology Transfer Opportunity For Small Businesses

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued an announcement for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs,...more

The Life Sciences Report - Spring 2014

In this issue: - A New Accelerator Takes Digital Health Start-Ups to the Next Level - The Return of the MedTech IPO Market - Is There a Deal in Your Future? A Guide to Navigating Antitrust Waters -...more

DOE ARPA-E Will Exercise Its Authority to Issue SBIR Grants to Venture Capital Majority-Owned Small Businesses

Under the authority of Section 5107 of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 15 U.S.C. § 638(dd), Cheryl Martin, Deputy Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) notified Sam Graves (R-MO),...more

How Do I Own My Inventions Under the SBIR/STTR Program?

The contractor may retain the entire right, title and interest throughout the world of each subject invention. With respect to any subject invention in which the contractor retains title, the Government shall have a...more

How Sequestration Will Affect the SBIR/STTR Programs

One topic of interest and importance to most entrepreneurs is funding, and one popular form of funding is through SBIRs (the Small Business Innovation Research Programs). My colleague Jesse Erlich focuses much of his practice...more

Proposed SBIR Rules Published – Planning for Changes to SBIR-Funded Company Investments

On May 15, 2012, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published a proposed rule to amend regulations governing eligibility for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer...more

Congress Directs Changes in SBIR Program to Make Venture Capital Investment in SBIR Firms More Attractive; Proposed Rules Due in...

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program reserves a portion of federal agency extramural research and development (R&D) funding for small business. The program, having survived for five years on a series of...more

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