Engineering Services Network has awarded a contract to SCRA Applied R&D to provide programme management support for the US Navy.
Under the contract, SCRA Applied R&D will provide programme management support for the US Navy’s small business innovation research (SBIR) and small business technology transfer (STTR) programmes.
The US Office of Naval Research has sponsored the programme.
SCRA Applied R&D president Chris Van Metre said: "Throughout our three business sectors, SCRA has helped take high-tech innovations out of the lab and into the commercial marketplace, and this navy award builds on our expertise in the technology implementation arena."
The SBIR programme aims to enable domestic small businesses to participate in federal research and R&D, while commercialising technologies and innovations.
The programme also allows small businesses to explore their technological potential through a competitive, awards-based programme.
Qualified small businesses will involve in the nation’s research and development arena to stimulate tech innovation while meeting specific research and development needs for the US.
In addition to bridging the gap between performance of basic science and commercialiasation of resulting innovations, the STTR programme increases funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development area.
The STTR programme also allows the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II stages.