The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program opens opportunities for manufacturers to receive assistance with the creation of innovative products or services. These programs are designed to promote technological innovation and economic growth.
MEP has provided a variety of support services to SBIR companies throughout the lifecycle of a project. Through MEP, SBIR awardees have access to services and support to facilitate connections and offer assistance to move from concept to design to manufacturing to a profitable market.
Results are based on Average Impacts per MEP Client that received services during the last 3 years. Over 50% of the SBIR Awardees, who are also MEP Clients, worked with an MEP Center before receiving their SBIR awards. On average, the size of an MEP client that is also an SBIR awardee, is 35 employees per establishment.