Tag Archive: innovation

URGENT Action Needed on SBIR

February 2, 2022 5:21 pm Published by

NSBA is calling on all small businesses to urge their Lawmakers to vote YES on the Velazquez Amendment #135 to extend SBIR/STTR and support small business innovation.

GAO Report on SBIR/STTR

October 20, 2021 4:39 pm Published by

The GAO recently released a report detailing the awarding of federal innovation programs SBIR and STTR, and found that timeliness is still a major problem.

Patent Reform Must Foster Growth

February 22, 2021 11:39 pm Published by

Problem: Weakened patent laws continue to undermine the U.S. patent system. Changes over the last two decades discourage and deter...

NSBA Supports Patent Reform Bill

July 3, 2018 3:53 pm Published by

Last week, Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) introduced pro-small-business legislation to  reform the U.S. patent system.

House Talks Small Biz Innovation

May 10, 2017 10:30 am Published by

Last week, the House Small Business and Science, Space, and Technology Committees held a joint hearing on the SBIR and STTR programs to discuss ways to improve the two highly-successful small-business innovation programs.

SBTC Testifies Before Senate

February 3, 2016 10:57 am Published by

Last week, Jere Glover, executive director of SBTC--a council of NSBA-- testified before the Senate Small Business Committee on innovation and the SBIR program.

SBA Releases Policy Directives for SBIR and STTR

August 8, 2012 11:25 am Published by

On Monday, SBA published final, amended policy directives for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs which seek to implement changes made to the programs by the reauthorizing language passed in December 2011.