Updated SBIR Grants May Already Need A Fix To Keep Up With The Times
Just as the Small Business Innovation Research program achieved a congressional fix for the knotty problem of letting companies with VC support apply for the “valley of death” grants, it may have fallen behind again with its de facto exclusion of virtual start-ups. Companies have until July 16 to comment on the program’s updated implementing regulation.
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While Small Business Innovation Research reauthorization bills are making headway through the House and Senate, the two bodies differ on how much SBIR funding can go to start-up firms that are majority-owned by venture capitalists and other private investors.
Holders of Phase II Small Business Innovation Research awards from the National Cancer Institute will compete for access to 30 hours of consulting time with either therapeutics or diagnostics FDA specialists.