1. You indicated above that the primary reason why your company is ineligible is because of ownership rules. Would a change in the rules to make firms with 51 percent or more institutional ownership eligible lead you to start applying to the program again?

    • Yes.

    • No.

    • Not applicable.

  1. You indicated above that the small size of awards was your primary reason for non-participation. If Phase I and Phase II awards were increased in size by 50 percent, would you start to apply again?

    • Yes.

    • No.

    • Not applicable.

  1. You indicated that funding delays were the primary reason for non-participation. If there were a reduction of 50 percent in delays between Phase I application and funding, and between Phase I and II funding, would you start to apply again for the program?

    • Yes.

    • No.

    • Not applicable.

  1. Has your firm received investment funding from institutions such as venture capital firms or other corporations (not U.S. individuals)?

    • Yes.

    • No.

  1. Do these institutions own more than 50 percent of your company?

    • Yes.

    • No.

  1. When did your firm become 51 percent institution-owned (mm/yy)? (Please estimate if necessary.)

  2. What other sources of funding have you found for your projects since you last applied for SBIR funding at NIH?

    • Other federal agency funding.

    • SBIR funding from other agencies.

    • U.S. venture capital.

    • Funding from other companies.

    • Contract research funding.

    • Angel investors.



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