FIGURE 2-1 Distribution of NASA SBIR Phase III sales by customer.

FIGURE 2-1 Distribution of NASA SBIR Phase III sales by customer.

SOURCE: NRC Phase II Survey.

  1. SBIR Phase II projects result in substantially useful results for NASA.

    1. 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

    1. 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

9

See Project Manager Survey, Appendix D.

10

See Question 14 and Table App-D-20 of the Project Manager Survey.

11

See Table App-D-24 of the Project Manager Survey.

12

See Table App-D-12 of the Project Manager Survey.



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