The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are research funding opportunities administered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in which a small business may engage in peer-reviewed Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for findings and products commercialization. The unique feature of the STTR program is the opportunity for the small business to formally collaborate with an academic research institution in Phase I and Phase II. View more detailed information about the SBIR and STTR Programs at the NIH Web site.
NOVA Research Company has experience developing a variety of products and projects for the SBIR program. NOVA identifies a program need or a product need based upon the SBIR grants and contracts requests and prepares the applications. Upon award, a protocol is developed and IRB approval obtained. NOVA performs the research/product development, usability testing (via focus groups and in-depth interviews), and refines and ultimately markets the products.
NOVA has developed or is in the process of developing the following SBIR products:
The Cutting Edge: An Educational Video About Gene Technology
AFTER: A Framework of Tools for Ethnographic Research
NOVA Research Company is open to Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) collaboration opportunities, and regularly investigates STTR ideas with academic research institutions.
For more information on our SBIR/STTR product development research, please contact Paul Young at 301-986-1891, Ext.110 or .
The Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum Guide is a new, Web-based tool (developed through the SBIR program) that helps health educatorswho work with young people in grades Kindergarten through twelfth gradecreate their own, research-based, unique substance abuse prevention curricula. Read more.
Handbook for Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Hispanic Populations
The Handbook for Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Hispanic Populations is a compendium of guidelines for conducting drug abuse research with Hispanic populations.