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SBIR Program Extended Temporarily Until March 20, 2009
September 16, 2008
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has informed agencies of recent legislative developments affecting the authorization of the SBIR Program, originally set to expire September 30, 2008. SBA has determined that P.L. 110-235 (signed into law on May 25, 2008), temporarily extends through March 20, 2009, all programs authorized under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958. SBA’s Acting General Counsel has provided official notification (PDF - 360 KB) to agencies that this extension includes the SBIR program. Therefore, agencies’ responsibilities for the SBIR Program will continue uninterrupted until March 20, 2009. (Note: The STTR Program is reauthorized through September 30, 2009.).
NIH Offers New Dual-Track Commercialization Assistance Program to SBIR Phase II Awardees
September 5, 2008
NIH announces the availability of a Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) for its SBIR Phase II awardees from the past five years. Now in its fifth year, this program is designed to help some of the nation's most promising life science small companies develop their commercial businesses and transition their SBIR-developed products into the marketplace. New this year is two distinctive tracks that offer customized assistance for both early stage and seasoned companies: Commercialization Training Track and Accelerator Commercialization Track. For details, check the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-08-113 and also review the full program description at http://nihcap.larta.org/about/ProgramDescription.aspx.
NIH Offers SBIR Niche Assessment Program for Phase I SBIR awardees in FYs 2008 and 2009 Now Available
August 19, 2008
NIH has contracted with Foresight Science and Technology to perform Technology Niche Analyses (TNA™) for 75 NIH SBIR Phase I awardees for fiscal year (FY) 2008 and the upcoming FY 2009. For each eligible SBIR Phase I project, the TNA™ will assess potential uses of the technology and result in a report that addresses the end-user needs, current and emerging competing technologies, the market dynamics, and the technology’s competitive advantage. (NOTE: This program is not available to STTR awardees.) For a full description of the program, check the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-08-100 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-100.html).
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