ONAMI President Appointed to NSF’sSBIR/STTR Advisory Committee

October 29 2012

ALTANTA, GA.—ONAMI President and Executive Director Skip Rung has been appointed to the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR Advisory Committee, which held its fall meeting October 24-25 at NSF’s headquarters in Arlington, VA. 

The purpose of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Advisory Committee (AdCom) is to advise the NSF program administrators on how best to accomplish the goals of the SBIR and STTR programs.

The goals of the NSF SBIR/STTR program are to:

  • 1. Stimulate technological innovation in the private sector
  • 2. Use small business to meet federal R&D needs
  • 3. Foster and encourage participation by minorities and disadvantaged persons in technological innovation
  • 4. Increase private-sector commercialization innovations derived from federal R&D

The SBIR/STTR Advisory Committee (AdCom) meets twice a year. Members represent a cross section of academe, industry, investment community, and state/local economic development offices with a balanced representation of women and under-represented minorities. We believe that this diversity allows the SBIR/STTR AdCom to encompass as many perspectives in the small business community as possible.

For additional information, see http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/adcom_info.jsp

About NSF
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

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