SBIR Programs and Product Commercialization: Kinetic Art & Technology - An Example


  • Edward M. Hufft, Jr. Alcorn State University
  • Brenda Swartz Indiana University Southeast


The SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) program provides a way to assist entrepreneurs in commercializing their technology, and it provides government access to new technology. There are many issues facing technology start-ups. Some of the issues and possible responses are discussed. Kinetic Art & Technology (KAT) is an SBIR success story. With almost four million dollars in federal grant funds, the company developed and is commercializing new electric motor technology. The issues they faced and the decisions they made are key components of their success.


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