The mission of the Office of Technology is to strengthen and expand the competitiveness of U.S. small high technology research and development businesses in the federal marketplace. The SBIR also provides assistance in achieving commercialization of the results of both the federal research and development programs mandated by the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 and the Small Business Research and Development Enhancement Act of 1992.
The mission of the Office is carried out through legislated programs including:
- · The Small Business Innovation Research Program
- · The Small Business Technology Transfer Pilot Program
- · The R, R & D Goaling Program
- · Advocacy of Federal technology assistance
The Office of Technology, formerly the Office of Innovation, Research and Technology, is organized into two components: the Research Acquisition Policy Division and the Innovation and Technology Division.
The Office of Technology promotes federal small business high-technology programs to improve the competitive capabilities of small research and development businesses with particular emphasis on emerging and underserved small firms. It encourages state of- the-market technology training, technology information exchange and outreach on federal technology programs.
The Office of Technology also encourages private and public resource support for the commercialization of federal R & D efforts. It promotes outreach activities to introduce women and minority-owned small business concerns to the advantages of competing for federal R & D projects. For more information contact your local SBA office.
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