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Posted on May 3, 2013

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
Posted on Mar 22, 2013

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...
Posted on Jan 28, 2013

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...
Posted on Dec 17, 2012

  SBA News Release PRESS OFFICE                     Release Date:  December 17, 2012 Contact:  Dennis Byrne  (202) 205-6567 Release Number:12-55 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 (...
Posted on Dec 17, 2012

The 2013 SBIR and STTR solicitation release dates are now available.
Posted on Dec 7, 2012

  Tibbetts Awards 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....
Posted on Aug 1, 2012

  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...
Posted on Jun 22, 2012

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...
Posted on Jun 12, 2012

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...
Posted on May 17, 2012

   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...
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