On Feb. 3, the House approved an NSBA-supported provision to reauthorize the SBIR and STTR programs for five years.
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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.
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.
Problem: Weakened patent laws continue to undermine the U.S. patent system. Changes over the last two decades discourage and deter...
Last week, Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) introduced pro-small-business legislation to reform the U.S. patent system.
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.
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.
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.
Last Friday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) filed final, amended policy directives for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)...