The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications from small business concerns (SBCs) to the newly authorized Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) program.
The FOA aims to facilitate the transition of previously funded SBIR and STTR Phase II projects to
the commercialization stage by providing additional support for technical assistance not typically supported through Phase II or Phase IIB grants or contracts.
This may include preparation of documents for a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submission, development of an intellectual property strategy and/or planning for a clinical trial.
Although a significant amount of the work in a CRP award may be subcontracted to other institutions, the SBC is expected to maintain oversight and management of the R and D throughout the award.