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Posted on Mar 15, 2011

SBA's FAST Program Awards Grants to 20 Universities and Organizations To Support R&D, Small Business Innovation  Washington, DC: October 20, 2010 - Supporting programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program, the U.S. Small Business Administration has granted $100,000 awards to 20 state and local economic development agencies, business development centers, and colleges and universities. Candidates were submitted by the governors of all 50 U.S. states and territories. The FAST Program is designed to stimulate economic development among small, high technology businesses through federally-funded...
Posted on Mar 9, 2011

Small Business Committee Reports Reauthorization Out By Large Bipartisan Margin Washington, DC: March 11, 2011 - The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today reported out S. 493, The SBIR and STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011. The legislation reauthorizes the Federal government’s two largest research and development programs, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technical Transfer (STTR) programs, for eight years, and was voted out of the Committee nearly unanimously by a vote of 18-1. Chair Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., introduced the reauthorization last week with Ranking Member Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, and Senators John Kerry, D-Mass...
Posted on Feb 16, 2011

Washington, DC: February 15, 2011 - Forty-four small businesses and eight individuals were honored 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.Named after Roland Tibbetts, pioneer of SBIR program, Tibbetts Awards, are presented to companies and individuals from all over the United States who are beacons of promise and models of excellence in high technology.Tibbetts Award winners are selected...
Posted on Sep 20, 2010

SBIR 2.0 - The new and improved SBIRWashington, DC - The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program will undergo a series of improvements in the coming months to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the overall program. Together, these improvements will represent a new and improved SBIR, or as we are calling it, "SBIR 2.0".SBIR 2.0 will make the program more entrepreneur-friendly to ensure entrepreneurs have the support they need to do what they do best - innovate and create jobs. By leveraging best practices among the 11 agencies who participate in SBIR and strengthening performance measurements to ensure effective operation government wide, SBIR 2.0 will produce better...
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