September 16, 2022
Shaheen has lengthy been vocal?about the need to have to extend the effective SBIR & STTR programs and has been a fierce advocate for them in Congress?for approximately a 10 years.
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Modest Business enterprise and Entrepreneurship, launched laws this week to permanently reauthorize the Smaller Business enterprise Innovation Study (SBIR) and Modest Business Technologies Transfer (STTR) plans. These applications support smaller corporations in partaking in the analysis and progress that helps continue to keep the United States aggressive, and quite a few of the partnerships produced by way of the SBIR and STRR programs require the Office of Defense (DoD), major innovations crucial to U.S. countrywide safety. With out motion from Congress, the SBIR and STTR plans are because of to expire at the conclude of September.
“The SBIR and STTR systems give a leg up to local providers that can lead to our nation and over-all international manufacturing competitiveness in a significant way. By encouraging small firms punch previously mentioned their bodyweight, they not only stage the taking part in discipline for businesses to showcase their solutions and prosper, but also make sure the U.S. doesn’t forget about the know-how and precision that our compact firms provide to the desk,” mentioned Shaheen. “I’ve seen various organizations throughout New Hampshire profit from the SBIR and STTR packages, from manufacturing elements that are made use of by NASA to objects becoming procured by the Department of Defense to enable safeguard our troops. These applications are an investment in our community economic system, as very well as our nationwide protection which is why permanently reauthorizing them is a no brainer. We know these programs operate, and relatively than ongoing halt gaps on reauthorization, it is time to make them long-lasting. This has traditionally been a bipartisan effort and hard work and I hope Republicans will come to the table and perform with Democrats to guard and increase these significant federal plans.”
Also a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees, Shaheen has led motion in the U.S. Senate in guidance of the SBIR and STTR courses. She has extended termed for a long term reauthorization of the packages, and in 2016 properly served secure a five-year extension of the applications in the fiscal yr (FY) 2017 Countrywide Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was signed into law. In 2019, Shaheen led bipartisan laws that would make long lasting and improve the SBIR and STTR packages. Shaheen has supported and introduced several SBIR and STTR awards for organizations all through New Hampshire.
Text of the laws is readily available right here.