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SBIR: In the innovation game, R&D is only half the battle

By March 7, 2022No Comments

Congress in December reached an agreement on the FY 2022 defense authorization bill (i.e. “NDAA”) that increases research funding by $7 billion and includes support for expanding the Defense Innovation Unit’s (DIU) reach, research at minority-serving institutions, and commercialization pilots.

It also has several provisions to improve the commercialization potential of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This blog intends to break down this commercialization topic and share some of our learnings over the last couple of years as we built and experimented with a program designed to accelerate SBIR awardees.