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...
The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting grant funding requests from the governors of U.S. states and territories to support programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program through July 9, 2012. FAST provides $2 million in funding (up to $100,000 per applicant) for outreach and technical assistance to science and technology-driven small businesses. The program places particular emphasis on helping socially and economically disadvantaged firms compete in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Eligible applicants for FAST grants...
An awardee of the SBIR Program at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education (ED) was recognized at the recent Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Ed-Tech Business Forum Innovator Incubator competition. Wisconsin-based Filament Games won first place for the “Most Innovative Technology Product” and second place for “Most Likely to Succeed” at the May event in San Francisco. Filament Games competed against 73 other applicants – and 11 finalists – to win the awards.
Filament Games’ product, Game-enhanced Interactive Life Science (GILS) suite, is a set of web-based life science games designed to facilitate deeper...
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs have funded great companies like Qualcomm, Genzyme, and iRobot in their earliest days. These federal programs are what help our entrepreneurs grow, succeed and create jobs, and the Obama Administration has made its success a priority.
The good news is, the program was reauthorized for six years by Congress and signed into law by President Obama at the end of 2011. Since then, the Small Business Administration has been working diligently on the detailed rulemaking (read the Federal Register notice [pdf][txt])necessary to implement the reauthorization.
Starting today, SBA is...
INNOVATIVE SMALL BUSINESSES
RECEIVE TIBBETTS AWARD
Two Companies Inducted into SBIR Hall of Fame
WASHINGTON – Eighteen small businesses and six individuals were honored today by SBA 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 the U.S. Small Business Administration, honor outstanding small businesses and individuals who participate in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Two past participants in SBIR who represent the very best of the 30-plus-year SBIR program were named to the second SBIR Hall of Fame class...