SBIR/STTR Program Reports
National Survey to Evaluate the NIH SBIR Program - Final Report
January 23, 2009 National Survey to Evaluate the NIH SBIR Program - Final Report (PDF - 149 KB) This report summarizes the findings from a 2008 survey of small businesses that competed successfully for SBIR Phase II awards in fiscal years (FYs) 2002-2006. This new survey was a logical next step in the NIH SBIR program evaluation and monitoring effort. A 2002 national survey to assess the outcomes of the NIH SBIR program had described NIH SBIR program performance of Phase II awardees funded from FYs 1992 through 2001. The 2008 survey included a new group of awardees. Both surveys addressed the same major evaluation issues:
- To what degree has the NIH SBIR program stimulated technological innovation?
- Has the NIH SBIR program’s use of small business concerns satisfied Federal R&D needs?
- Has the NIH SBIR program increased private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal R&D funding?
Encouraging Innovation in Manufacturing - NIH Update of Activities for the Executive Order 13329
July 28, 2006 NIH Update of Activities for the Executive Order 13329: Encouraging Innovation in Manufacturing (FY 05 Submittal) (MS Word - 149 KB)
Encouraging Innovation in Manufacturing - NIH Implementation of EO 13329
April 25, 2005 Report from the National Institutes of Health on the Implementation of Executive Order 13329 (MS Word - 79 KB)
National Survey to Evaluate the NIH SBIR Program
October 17, 2003 NOTE: The National Survey to Evaluate the NIH SBIR Program report (PDF - 1 MB) file has been replaced. A typographical error in Section 3.2.3 "Satisfaction with NIH SBIR Program" (page 3-26) has been corrected.
Through the SBIR Program, small businesses have contributed to the NIH mission of improving human health through biomedical and behavioral research, while enhancing the commercial potential and societal import of their technological innovations. The National Survey to Evaluate the NIH SBIR Program report (PDF - 1 MB) and Appendices (PDF - 1.4 MB) detail the NIH SBIR Program. It includes statistics and program results from companies that received Phase II awards between 1992 and 2001. A special note of appreciation goes to the SBIR awardees who so willingly participated in the study to describe their experiences with the SBIR program and their project outcomes.
NIH will continue to monitor SBIR/STTR program outcomes. If your firm has been a participant of NIH's SBIR/STTR programs, we would like to hear if you have achieved success in your endeavors. To submit a success story, click here.