Report of Interest: Women’s Inclusion in SBIR & STTR Programs

A recent report (released August 12, 2020) by the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) analyzed the participation rates in the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs by women.

Briefly, the report strives to:

  • Provide a comprehensive benchmark of the participation of women in the SBIR/STTR programs both as business owners and as principal investigators Based on public award data between 2011 –2018 Includes agency-specific data
  • Provide a comparison of women’s participation in the SBIR/STTR programs compared to their participation in STEM-intensive industries
  • Highlight promising practices for engaging women in the SBIR/STTR programs

You can download the full report HERE