Improving Illinois’ SBIR and STTR Competitiveness

By Brian Jurczyk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Starfire Industries and Chairman of the CEO Roundtable Many Illinois emerging small businesses benefit from the Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) federal programs. In 2012, Illinois small businesses received 122 awards amounting to $41 million [see info graphic below]. Through an intensely competitive […]