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FEDERAL RESEARCH: Small Business Innovation Research Program Shows Success But Can Be Strengthened

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[Technical Report, Congressional Testimony]

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U. S. General Accounting Office

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In summary, even though many SBIR projects have not yet had sufficient time to achieve their full commercial potential, the program is showing success in Phase III activity. In addition, in our January 1989 report, we found that the quality of SBIR research compares favorably with other federal research. As of July 1991,the SBIR Program had generated more than 1.1 billion in Phase III activity related to two key indicators of the programs commercial trends-- sales of products, processes, and services in Phase III and additional funding obtained for further technical development.

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  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

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[A, Approved For Public Release]