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As part of the Innovation Policy Forum, this roundtable will engage leading academics, business professionals and policymakers in a conversation comparing best practices and trends in manufacturing innovation here and in India... Learn more
The Flexible Electronics Opportunity Report
The STEP Board report,The Flexible Electronics Opportunity, calls on the U.S. to “increase the funding of basic research related to flexible electronics and augment support for university-based consortia to develop prototypes, manufacturing processes, and products in close collaboration with contributing industrial partners.” Consistent with this recommendation, DoD has recently awarded $75 million ... Learn More 
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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide federal research and development funding to small businesses. One of the goals of... Learn More
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STEP's recommendations for NSF innovation prize competitions served as the blueprint for a government-wide prize authority incorporated in the COMPETES Act renewal. Several events this fall, including All Hands on Deck: Solving Complex Problem Through Prizes and Competitions, will highlight the role that these incentives play in addressing complex social, policy, and technological challenges.
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U.S. India Roundtable on Manufacturing Innovation
The Flexible Electronics Opportunity Report
FlexTech Alliance Receives $75 Million Award From the DOD
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Innovation, Diversity, and the SBIR/STTR Programs
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5-Year Anniversary of Online Portal that Facilitates Public-Private Prize Competitions

Upcoming Events

Meeting of the Committee on the Evaluation of ARPA-e
Washington, DC
65th STEP Board Meeting
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Workshop on Foreign Intellectual Property Rights
Washington, DC

 Our Current Projects

Capitalizing on Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase II 
In this second phase of the review of the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), an ad hoc committee will measure the program's progress against its legislative goals. 

Determinants of Market Adoption of Advanced Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies

How can federal policies can accelerate the market adoption of advanced energy efficiency and low- or non-polluting energy technologies?

Evaluation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-e)
What processes, deliverables, and metrics are used to assess the short and long-term success of ARPA-E programs?

Immigration Policy and the Search for Skilled Workers
What are the effects of policy changes on entry and retention of foreign workers, domestic markets and educational patterns?

Innovation Policy Forum
What current and potential policy initiatives advance innovation and the development of the knowledge economy in the United States and abroad?

The Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs: Education, Training and Certification Pathways 
How can jobs, workers, education and training programs in the U.S. be better aligned to support the middle-skilled workforce? 

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