SBIR/STTR policy directives

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SBA Office of Investment
The SBIR and STTR policy directives are scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on Monday, August 6th, 2012.
SBA encourages public comments on the SBIR and STTR policy directives on or before October 5, 2012.
You may submit your comments at the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions for submitting comments using RIN: 3245-AF84 for SBIR comments and RIN: 3245-AF45 for STTR comments.
Pre-published PDF copies of the directives are available for download now at:
To find out more about the publication of the policy directives, read a blog post by Sean Greene, the Associate Administrator for Investment and Special Advisor for Innovation at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
You may also review a summary of Key Changes and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The FAQs will be updated as we receive additional questions from commenters.
Join our public webinars the SBIR and STTR policy directives on the following dates:
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
To participate in the webinar, send an e-mail to The email should include the date of the webinar you are registering for, the participant's name, title, organization affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. An email containing the call details will be sent out to those who registered prior to the webinar.
Questions on the SBIR and STTR policy directives may be submitted to . These questions will be addressed during the Q&A portion of the webinar.