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Prioritizing Small Underserved and Rural Businesses in the SBIR/STTR Programs

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Development will hold a hybrid hearing titled: “Prioritizing Small Underserved and Rural Businesses in the SBIR/STTR Programs.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Participating members can also join remotely via Zoom.

This is the second hearing in a series on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which is authorized through September 30, 2022. The SBIR and STTR programs share four goals, one is to foster inclusion and diversification among innovative firms. At this hearing, Members will examine agency strategies and measure progress made towards the diversification goal. 
To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 


Dr. Joshua A. Henry
President and Founder
GO Lab, Inc.
Madison, ME 

Ms. Nancy Min
Albany, NY
*Testifying on behalf of the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN)
Support Document 

Dr. Angelique Johnson
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Louisville, KY 
Dr. David Green
Chief Executive Officer 
Physical Sciences Inc.
Andover, MA
*Testifying on behalf of the New England Innovation Alliance (NEIA)


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