TABLE 5.2-12Survey Results of the “Coryell Study”

NSF Initial Survey Results, 2003
Fiscal Year 1998 Fiscal Year 1997 Fiscal Year 1996 Fiscal Years 1996–1998
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Full success 36 29 55 46 31 53 122 40
Likely success 20 16 25 21 2 3 47 16
Commercial failure 35 28 22 18 16 27 73 24
Technical failure 21 17 11 9 7 12 39 13
Other 12 10 7 6 3 5 22 7

SOURCE: National Research Council Symposium, “The Small Business Innovation Research Program: Identifying Best Practice,” Washington, DC, May 2003.

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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.
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