In the October 2014 issue of Service Contractor magazine, I authored the article “Will ‘Innovation’ Return to the Small Business Innovation Research Program?” In the article, I outline the recent changes that were implemented to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and highlight challenges that remain for an important R&D tool for small businesses. One of the biggest updates detailed in the article is the change in eligibility for companies backed by venture capital, private equity and/or hedge funds and whether those small business are actually getting an opportunity to receive SBIR awards. To read the full article, click here.