Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

Governing Laws & Directives:

Executive Order

Executive Order 13329

EO 13329 requires SBIR/STTR agencies to give high priority to manufacturing-related research and development.

On February 26, 2004, Executive Order (EO) 13329 was signed by President George W. Bush requiring SBIR/STTR agencies, to the extent permitted by law and in a manner consistent with the mission of that department or agency, to give high priority within the SBIR and STTR programs to manufacturing-related research and development (R&D). "Manufacturing-related" is defined as "relating to manufacturing processes, equipment and systems; or manufacturing workforce skills and protection." This EO was developed as a direct result of the conclusions and recommendations as outlined in Department of Commerce Report—"Manufacturing in America".