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FIGURE EL-1 Summary of ATP awards, by source of funding, 1990-2004.

SOURCE: Advanced Technology Program. “ATP Factsheet: 3.A.3: ATP Awards Summary Data-Funding ($ Millions).” September 2004. Available at: http://www.atp.nist.gov/factsheets/3-a-3.htm.

  • Retain the debriefing process for unsuccessful ATP applicants.17

  • Concentrate a significant portion of ATP awards in selected thematic areas.18

  • Coordinate ATP with SBIR and national initiatives.19

  • Establish a regular outreach program within NIST to coordinate ATP awards with matching grants by states.20

  • Pass legislation that would allow industries to form self-organizing investment boards that would raise funds through a “tax” on sales of their products in order to support R&D on common problems.21

17

Ibid.

18

Ibid.

19

Ibid.

20

Ibid.

21

P. Romer. Implementing a National Technology Strategy with Self-Organizing Industry Investment Boards. In M. N. Baily, P. C. Reiss, and C. Winston, eds. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Microeconomics (2). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1993. Pp. 345-399.



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