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Advanced Technology Program Performance of Completed Status; Status Reports Update 1



D M. Boville, Michael D. Walsh


The Advanced Technology Program has a need to understand the preliminary impacts of completed projects and to make an early assessment of the spread and potential for broad- based economic benefits. In addition, ATP needs to understand the events that transpired during the course of each project so that appropriate lessons may be drawn for project selection, project management, and economic evaluation. This report comprises one element of the ATP's evaluation program, providing a systematic and comprehensive look at a large group of ATP projects, and shedding light on the performance of the program at large. At the report's core are 50 mini-case studies covering the first-completed projects and investigating the performance of the projects several years after completion. Not only do they provide a ready reference for each individual project treated, but also they provide the basis for extended, periodic statistical analysis of all completed projects. The information the status reports provide is non-confidential and written to be accessible, understandable, and interesting to a wide audience. Policy makers, program administrators, investors, technologists, business people, and members of the general public have indicated intense interest in the status reports. A new feature of this edition of status reports is a project performance rating system based on (1) knowledge creation and dissemination, (2) commercialization performance, and (3) overall project performance.
Special Publication (NIST SP) -


business development, case studies, economic spillovers, economics, evaluation, research and development


Boville, D. and Walsh, M. (2008), Advanced Technology Program Performance of Completed Status; Status Reports Update 1, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 24, 2024)


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Created October 16, 2008