Yes No Primary Reason
a. Technical failure or difficulties 34% 66% 18%
b. Market demand too small 49% 51% 20%
c. Level of technical risk too high 22% 79% 3%
d. Not enough funding 41% 59% 7%
e. Company shifted priorities 54% 46% 18%
f. Principal investigator left 13% 87% 3%
g. Project goal was achieved (e.g., prototype delivered for federal agency use) 29% 71% 1%
h. Licensed to another company 14% 86% 7%
i. Product, process, or service not competitive 28% 22% 4%
j. Inadequate sales capability 26% 74% 3%
k. Other (please specify): ____________________________ 20% 80% 15%

From: B, NRC Phase II and Firm Surveys

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An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program at the National Institutes of Health.
National Research Council (US) Committee for Capitalizing on Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program; Wessner CW, editor.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.
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