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Work to date has focused on evaluation of the SBIR and STTR programs of the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Education and National Science Foundation for 1996 through 2003. Time permitting, the Department of Transportation and Department of Agriculture SBIR programs will also be evaluated. Information being gathered includes: grant title, grant number, granting agency, phase (I/II), award total, principle investigator, abstract (when available), and disability focus. Initial evaluation of the SBIR and STTR programs will be completed by fall 2005. Evaluation results are being placed into a database and will be made available online. Summary reports will also be provided to industry associations (e.g. the Assistive Technology Industry Association), federal agencies (e.g. NIDRR, NIH and NSF); and the Interagency Committee on Disability Research.


  1. Bauer SM, "Demand Pull Technology Transfer Applied to the Field of Assistive Technology," Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 28, Nos. 3/4, August 2003, pp 285-303


  1. Bauer SM, "University-Private Sector Partnerships," Elder Phone Summit, Arlington Virginia, December 3, 2003 [Invited Presentation]
  2. Bauer SM, "Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers and Technology Transfer," Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference and Exhibition, January 14-17, 2004, Orlando Florida
  3. Bauer SM, "Expanding the Market," Cellular Telecommunication and Internet Association Wireless Conference, Atlanta Georgia, March 22-24, 2004 [Invited Presentation]
  4. Bauer SM, "Home Health Technology: Parallels From The Assistive Technology Market," Thought Leaders Workshop, Rochester New York, April 31 – May 1, 2004 [Invited Presentation]
  5. Bauer SM, "Industry Forecast, 2020 and Beyond – Focus on Technology Transfer," State of Technology Conference on Mobile Wireless Technologies for Persons with Disabilities, Atlanta Georgia, May 11-12, 2004 [Invited Presentation]
  6. Bauer SM, "Transfer of Technology Solutions to the Marketplace for Persons with Disabilities," Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Cumberland Maryland, September 14-16, 2004 [Invited Presentation]

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