Accession Number:

ADA523657

Title:

The Technology Innovation Program

Descriptive Note:

Congressional research rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-06-14

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The Technology Innovation Program TIP at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST was established in 2007 to replace the Advanced Technology Program ATP. This effort is designed to support, promote, and accelerate innovation in the United States through highrisk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need, according to the authorizing legislation. Grants are provided to small and medium-sized firms for individual projects or joint ventures with other research organizations. While similar to the Advanced Technology Program in the promotion of RD that is expected to be of broad-based economic benefit to the nation, TIP appears to have been structured to avoid what was seen as government funding of large firms that opponents argued did not necessarily need federal support for research. The committee report to accompany H.R. 1868, part of which was incorporated into the final legislation, stated that TIP replaces ATP in consideration of a changing global innovation environment focusing on small and medium-sized companies. The design of the program also acknowledges the important role universities play in the innovation cycle by allowing universities to fully participate in the program.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE