Three Companies Inducted into SBIR Hall of Fame - WASHINGTON
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today honored eighteen high-tech small businesses and three individuals in Washington, D.C., for the critical role they play in research and development for the government and for their success in driving innovation and creating new jobs.
The Tibbetts Awards, given by SBA, honor outstanding small businesses and individuals who participate in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. In addition, three past participants in SBIR who represent the very best of the 30-plus-year SBIR program were named to the third annual SBIR Hall of Fame class.
“The people who power our...
The second annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase will be held in parallel with the 16th annual TechConnect World Conference, at the Gaylord Convention Center, May 12-16, 2013.In support of the White House and Congressional call for innovation commercialization initiatives, the National Innovation Summit and Showcase, hosted at the 2013 TechConnect World Conference, May 12-16 in Washington DC, will deliver the world's largest showcase of industry-vetted emerging-technologies ready for commercialization. Don't miss as TechConnect presents the Nation's top innovations emerging from our federal technology funding programs. All showcasing innovations will be...
The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts periodic webinars for the SBIR community. The webinars cover a wide range of topics ranging from outlining the effects of policy updates to giving tips on how your small business can grow. Sign up for e-mail updates to stay connected.Click here to download and view past webinars
A former awardee of the SBIR Program at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education (ED), California-based Sokikom, has raised $1.025M in seed funding from private investors to scale up and officially launch its technology-based gaming platform.
Sokikom is a web-based program that engages students in grades 1 to 6 in guided, discovery-based, situated learning games. The games are self-paced and adaptive in that they adjust to the skill level of the individual game player. When students do not know an answer, the games provide cues to scaffold learning. The games cover standards-based concepts such as fractions, measurement, operations, and geometry...
SBA recently published the Final Rule for the SBIR Size Rules on December 27, 2012 in the Federal Register, just ahead of the deadline mandated by Congress. The size rule update was a key component of the recent SBIR Reauthorization Legislation, and it will take effect on January 28, 2013. Last spring SBA issued a proposed rule, and solicited public comment and feedback on the rule. We received robust feedback, and incorporated that into the final rule. There are several major changes from the proposed rule to the final rule, including: timing of eligibility, VC Participation in STTR, ownership and affiliation. For those interested in the details of the changes, the...
SBA News Release
Release Date: December 17, 2012
Contact: Dennis Byrne (202) 205-6567
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
SBA Accepting Nominations for
Small Business Innovation Research Awards
2013 SBIR Tibbetts Awards and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards to be presented in May
WASHINGTON -The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for awards honoring the critical economic role small businesses play in federally funded research and development through SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (...
The 2013 SBIR and STTR solicitation release dates are now available.
The Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR and the STTR programs. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and is presented to companies and individuals that promote the mission and goals of the SBIR program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR):
Tibbetts Award Eligibility
There are two types of Tibbetts Awards: awards to any businesses who have participated in the SBIR or the STTR Phase I and II award programs and individuals who have not received assistance but supported the SBIR and STTR programs....
Remember when Congress voted to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs and the President signed the bill into law back in December, 2011? Implementing laws however, and doing it right, often takes just a little more time.
The programs are important to small businesses, each year providing more than $2 billion of R&D funding to innovative small business across a broad range of technologies. After a long series of temporary reauthorizations, this reauthorization will last six years, much to the appreciation of all parties involved.
Passage of the reauthorization made it necessary for SBA to modify the...
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to amend its regulations governing size and eligibility for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. This proposed rule would implement provisions of the Defense Reauthorization Act. The proposed rule addresses ownership, control and affiliation for participants in the SBIR and STTR Programs. This includes participants that are majority-owned by multiple VCOCs, private equity firms, or hedge funds. You must submit your comments on or before July 16, 2012. Submit your comments at www.regulations.gov (RIN 3245-AG46). You may access the proposed rule at: http...