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. "2 Findings and Recommendations." An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.
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FIGURE 2-1 Distribution of NASA SBIR Phase III sales by customer.
SOURCE: NRC Phase II Survey.
SBIR Phase II projects result in substantially useful results for NASA.
SBIR projects create valuable commercial and research outcomes.
According to the NRC Project Manager Survey:9
Sixty-three percent of surveyed projects were deemed by NASA’s Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives (COTR) to have significant noncommercial, intrinsic research value.10
34.6 percent of surveyed projects resulted were deemed by NASA COTRs to have resulted in a product or service of commercial value.11
SBIR Phase II projects are linked to NASA missions.
According to the NRC Project Manager Survey:12
About a quarter (26 percent) of NASA project managers who responded to the survey reported that the SBIR-funded project “pro-duced results that have been useful to us, and we have tried to
See Project Manager Survey, Appendix D.
See Question 14 and Table App-D-20 of the Project Manager Survey.
See Table App-D-24 of the Project Manager Survey.
See Table App-D-12 of the Project Manager Survey.