Subcommittee Hearings

Improving the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology will meet for a joint hearing titled, “Improving the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs.” The hearing will take place at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology are interested in collaborating on legislation making minor adjustments and improvements to the programs in 2017.  The objectives of these initiatives include expansion of commercialization of federally-funded small business research and development, stimulation of technological innovation in the small business sector, and increased use of this community to meet the government’s diverse research and development needs.  Government and private sector witnesses will discuss the programs and suggest potential improvements to help stimulate commercialization rates, modify reporting requirements that improve data collection, and ensure agencies are utilizing all of the tools available to help transition SBIR and STTR technology into larger contracts.

Hearing Documents 
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List 
3. Hearing Memo

Witnesses

Panel I

Mr. Joe Shepard
Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation
United States Small Business Administration
Washington, DC 
Testimony

Mr. John Neumann
Director, Natural Resources and Environment
United States Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC 
Testimony

Panel II

Mr. John Clanton
Chief Executive Officer
Lynntech Inc.
College Station, Texas 
Testimony
Disclosure 

John S. Langford, Ph.D.
Chairman and CEO
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
Manassas, VA 
Testimony
Disclosure 

Mr. Ron Shroder
CEO/President
Frontier Technologies, Inc.
Beavercreek, OH 
Testimony
Disclosure 

Ms. Angela M. Albán
President and CEO
SIMETRI, Inc.
Winter Park, FL
Testimony
Disclosure 

Clinton T. Rubin, Ph.D. 
SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Center for Biotechnology
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook,NY 
Testimony
Disclosure