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TABLE 8.4-1NSF Rating of Support Functions by Their Usefulness

Type of support function Usefulness Rating (1= highest)
Business plan development 1
Commercialization planning assistance to Phase I grantees 2
Partnering 3
Matchmaking with VC and other funders 4
Information and planning 4
Government contracting guide 5

SOURCE: NRC Program Manager Survey.

From: 8, Program Management

Cover of An Assessment of the SBIR Program at the National Science Foundation
An Assessment of the SBIR Program at the National Science Foundation.
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); 2008.
Copyright © 2008, National Academy of Sciences.

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