S. Rept. 114-414 1 (2016-12-20)

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                                                        Calendar No. 310
                   114TH CONGRESS                                    REPORT
                     2d Session               SENATE                 114-414

                            TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH ACT OF 2015

                                 DECEMBER 20, 2016.-Ordered to be printed

                    Filed, under authority of the order of the Senate of December 10 (legislative day,
                                           December 9), 2016

                        Mr. VITTER, from the Committee on Small Business and
                              Entrepreneurship, submitted the following


                                         [To accompany S. 2136]
                    The  Committee  on  Small Business  and Entrepreneurship, to
                  which  was  referred the bill (S. 2136) to establish the Regional
                  SBIR  State Collaborative Initiative Pilot Program, and for other
                  purposes, having considered the same, reports favorably thereon
                  with an amendment,  and recommends  that the bill, as amended, do
                                          I. INTRODUCTION
                    The  Improving Small Business Innovation and Technologies Re-
                    search Act of 2015 (S. 2136) was introduced by Senator Vitter, with
                    Senator Enzi, on October 6, 2015. Senator Coons is also a cospon-
                    S. 2136 seeks to amend the Small Business Act to extend the re-
                    quirement that allows federal agencies required to conduct a Small
                  Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program  to use up to 3% of
                  its SBIR funds for the administration of its SBIR or Small Busi-
                  ness Technology Transfer (STTR) Program  as well as other speci-
                  fied costs.
                    The  bill also establishes the Regional SBIR State Collaborative
                    Initiative Pilot Program. This program shall provide one-year re-
                  newable  awards to a regional collaborative to address the needs of
                  small businesses. This shall be done in order for small businesses
                  to be more  competitive in the proposal and selection process of

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