Ann Marie Mehlum is the Associate Administrator of Capital Access at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mehlum serves as the SBA’s chief loan officer and a key member of the senior staff...
The Technology Program helps to strengthen and expand the competitiveness of U. S. small high technology research and development businesses in the federal marketplace. We assist in achieving the commercialization of the results of both the federal research and development programs mandated by the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982, the Small Business Research and Development Enhancement Act of 1992, and the Small Business Innovation Research Program Reauthorization Act of 2000.
We promote federal small business high technology programs to improve the competitive capability of small research and development businesses with particular emphasis on emerging and under served small firms. It encourages state-of-the-market technology training, technology information exchange, and outreach on federal technology programs. It also encourages private and public resource support for the commercialization of federal R & D efforts. It promotes outreach activities to introduce women- and minority-owned small businesses to the advantages of competing for federal R & D projects.
For more information, please see the following links:
- Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)
- Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)
- Executive Order 13329 Encouraging Innovation in Manufacturing
- Program Announcement Federal and State Technology Partnership Program To Provide Technical Assistance and Other Services To Small High Technology Businesses