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With great sadness the STEP Board announces the loss of long-time board member David Morgenthaler. A pioneer of the nation’s venture capital industry, David joined the STEP Board in July 2000, and he continued to serve on the Board and STEP’s Innovation Policy Forum until his death on June 17, 2016 at the age of 96. His enthusiasm, support, wisdom, and guidance will be sorely missed by the STEP Board and its staff. Read about his life and legacy.
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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is one of the largest examples of U.S. public-private partnerships, and was established in 1982 to encourage small businesses to develop new processes and products and to provide quality research in support of the U.S. government’s many missions. The U.S. Congress tasked the National Research Council... Learn More
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On April 12, the STEP Board hosted the Workshop on SBIR/STTR and the Commercialization Challenge during which participants learned about federal initiatives developed to support the commercialization of SBIR/STTR technologies, discussed commercializing university research, explored challenges faced by entrepreneurs, and gained a deeper understanding of best practices for tracking commercialization outcomes. View agenda, presentations, and webcast.
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On April 1, 2016, MIT researchers briefed the Committee on the Supply for Middle-Skill Jobs on their new report online education and blended learning. View agenda, presentations, and full report.
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David Morgenthaler
In Memoriam, 1919-2016
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Middle-Skill Jobs Committee Meeting: Report Release on Online Education from MIT Researchers
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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?

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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