Thursday, August 02, 2012

SBIR/STTR Policy Directives

The SBIR and STTR policy directives are scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on Monday, August 6th, 2012.
SBA encourages public comments on the SBIR and STTR policy directives on or before October 5, 2012.

SBA encourages public comments on the SBIR and STTR policy directives on or before October 5, 2012.
You may submit your comments at the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions for submitting comments using RIN: 3245-AF84 for SBIR comments and RIN: 3245-AF45 for STTR comments.

Pre-published PDF copies of the directives are available for download now at:
Small Business Innovation Research Program Policy Directive (SBIR)
Small Business Technology Transfer Program Policy Directive (STTR)

To find out more about the publication of the policy directives, read a blog post by Sean Greene, the Associate Administrator for Investment and Special Advisor for Innovation at the U.S. Small Business Administration.

You may also review a summary of Key Changes and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The FAQs will be updated as we receive additional questions from commenters.

Join the public webinars the SBIR and STTR policy directives on the following dates:
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
To participate in the webinar, send an e-mail to technology@sba.gov. The email should include the date of the webinar you are registering for, the participant's name, title, organization affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. An email containing the call details will be sent out to those who registered prior to the webinar.

Questions on the SBIR and STTR policy directives may be submitted to SBIRComments@sba.gov . These questions will be addressed during the Q&A portion of the webinar.Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions for submitting comments using RIN: 3245-AF84 for SBIR comments and RIN: 3245-AF45 for STTR comments.

Pre-published PDF copies of the directives are available for download now at:
Small Business Innovation Research Program Policy Directive (SBIR)
Small Business Technology Transfer Program Policy Directive (STTR)

To find out more about the publication of the policy directives, read a blog post by Sean Greene, the Associate Administrator for Investment and Special Advisor for Innovation at the U.S. Small Business Administration.

You may also review a summary of Key Changes and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The FAQs will be updated as SBA receives additional questions from commenters.

Join public webinars on the SBIR and STTR policy directives on the following dates:
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
To participate in the webinar, send an e-mail to technology@sba.gov. The email should include the date of the webinar you are registering for, the participant's name, title, organization affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. An email containing the call details will be sent out to those who registered prior to the webinar.

Questions on the SBIR and STTR policy directives may be submitted to SBIRComments@sba.gov . These questions will be addressed during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

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