Extramural Workforce Development: Small Business Innovation Research
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector and strengthens the role of small business in meeting Federal research or research and development needs by increasing the commercial application of Federally-supported research results. This unique portfolio encourages participation by socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses and women-owned businesses to improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation. SBIR Annual Reports provide regular updates on activities and outcomes. Included here are a diverse array of efforts to focus research, information and service for small businesses.