Area Businesses will discuss the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program at City Hall, Tuesday, March 8 1:00 – 3:00pm.
LynnHappens rarely runs a press release direct from a political office, but this is pertinent to our interests:
Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) announced that they will hold a U.S. House Small Business Committee field hearing in Lynn titled, “Commercializing on Innovation: Reauthorizing the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Part II.” Moulton and Hanna serve on the House Small Business Committee, and this public field hearing in Lynn is one of five throughout the country that the Small Business Committee has scheduled for this session of Congress.
The hearing will feature testimony from Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program grant recipients and advocates from Massachusetts in support of reauthorizing the $2 billion dollar program. The SBIR program is a competitive awards-based program that seeks to foster entrepreneurship and technological advancement for small businesses.
“The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is an example of the type of federal support that spurs innovation. It is a key way for small businesses to be connected with federal resources in order to expand their work through high-tech innovation,” said Moulton. “I am looking forward to hosting Congressman Hanna in Lynn so that we can highlight the SBIR program’s important role.”“In the rapidly growing and ever-changing field of technology, it is often small firms that develop innovative technologies that become staples in the marketplace years later,” said Hanna. “Congress must act to reauthorize SBIR and STTR to provide small businesses with access to the funding and research opportunities that magnify their entrepreneurial spirit and enable them to compete with major technology and research companies.”
Following the hearing, area businesses are invited to a reception and SBIR expo where area businesses will demonstrate their products and share SBIR success stories with Congressmen Moulton and Hanna.