• What is the nature of this connection?

  • What spillovers can occur in this context?

  • What is the PI’s relationship to the university?

  • How is issue of intellectual property handled? E.g., licensing agreements

  • How near/far is the firm located from the university?

  • Administrative best practices in SBIR

  • The SBIR role in overcoming barriers to finance

    • Does SBIR crowd out private investment?

    • Does SBIR work as a signal to markets?



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