November 30, 1999 in SBIR/STTR News

House and Senate Subcommittees Meet to Modernize SBIR

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The House Small Business Subcommittee met yesterday to discuss proposals to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.  Watch (via YouTube) as Representatives meet to discuss "Legislative Initiatives to Strengthen and Modernize the SBIR and STTR Programs".  Chairman Glenn Nye (D-VA) and Ranking Member Aaron Schock (R-IL) provided opening statements followed by a list of witnesses:

  • Mr. Mark B. Leahey, President & CEO, Medical Device Manufacturers Association

  • Mr. Jack Biddle, Founding Partner of Novak Biddle Venture Partners (on behalf of the National Venture Capital Association)

  • Mr. Joe Hernandez, President & CEO, Innovative Biosensors Inc (on behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization)

  • Ms. Marion C. Blakey, President & CEO, Aerospace Industries Association

  • Mr. Brett Loper, SVP & Director Government Affairs, AdvaMed

The Senate Subcommittee on Small Business & Entrepreneurshipalso met yesterday to discuss the SBIR Program. Representatives from DOD, SBA, NSF, NIH, the SBDC, and business owners.  Read Senator Mary Landrieu's statement.

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