Integrated multi-component system to support full and effective engagement of relevant SBIR talent
  • Expedited access, useful tools and resources for those seriously interested in systematic SBIR engagement
  • A la carte, facilitated access for those with less extensive partnering requirements
In-system cataloging of your areas of expertise: self- managed Detailed Business Profile, Competency Listings & available technologies
  • On-site searchable by interested Tech Seekers
  • Pro-active, facilitated access by ASSETs Corporate Clients with specific partnering requirements

With almost $250M in various business transactions already achieved, dozens of on-going working relationships established and many hundred actually-useful business connections made between
  •   decision-making personnel in large & mid-sized corporations in their role as Tech Seeker and
  •   those specific SBIR-STTR awardees identified as having the skill-sets and capabilities most relevant to the particular task(s) to hand
the multi-component ASSET system - see graph to left - developed and offered by long-time SBIR-STTR advocate - Ann Eskesen - along with the powerful tools and resources which underpin that system's operation is already a proven effective, business-partnering resource.

Collectively, the SBIR Community is arguably the largest single concentration of technical talent.  The data routinely compiled by idi for this site and other analytical uses shows clearly that large numbers of Tech Seekers across a broad range of industry segments are actively engaged with an important segment of SBIR-involved firm - see Tech Partnering stats.
     HOWEVER, the sheer scale, extent, distribution and diversity of that talent pool - some 5500 currently active awardees, 500-600 new-entry annually - to include many early-stage, very young firms - can present a daunting challenge.
Where to start?  Who are they?  What are they doing?
Are they any good?  What types of relationship make sense

Consistent with the SBIR emphasis on funded projects proceeding to "Phase III" but also grounded in years of actual tech-transfer experience, the effectiveness of the ASSET system - the pro-active, needs-driven approach supported by this site is anchored in a very different set of assumptions re. how technology achieves use-condition.
   Effective engagement by Tech Seekers of demonstrated talent of small firms active in this very important technology development program
  • is NOT achieved by simply showcasing the outcome of each award at events offered periodically nor even about featuring the achievement of awardees on a case-by-case basis on websites etc.
  • but is instead far more usefully enabled
    • y focusing on the needs of the Tech Seekers
    • and on addressing SBIR collectively - the equivalent of a massively distributed R&D facility to be monitored, tracked and engaged across the full range of its diversity.

To that end - and in equally strong contrast to the prevailing notion of Crowd-Sourcing - ASSETs is all about Expertise Precision Sourcing (ExPreS).  It is about providing for small and large firms alike the powerful tools and the diversity of opportunity to enable systematic and sustainable working relationships.

Integrated multi-component system to support full and effective engagement of relevant SBIR talent
  • Expedited access, useful tools and resources for those seriously interested in systematic SBIR engagement
  • A la carte, facilitated access for those with less extensive partnering requirements

Expertise Precision Sourcing - NOT Crowd-sourcing
Targeted visibility of external access, project-needs
Customized business actionable information
Integrated Corporate SBIR engagement system
Range of source-delivery approaches: face-to-face; proposal based; pro-active Tech Sourcing
Substantial opportunities for relevant fertilization across-industry and across-discipline
Depth-in-quality source engagement
Useful business profiles and capability indicators on every SBIR awardes of interest and potential project partnering
Early-stage, cost-effective and lower-risk access to demonstrable talent and disruptive technologies
Sustainable business and technology partnering relationships
 
In-system cataloguing of your areas of expertise: self- managed Detailed Business Profile, Competency Listings & available technologies
  • On-site searchable by interested Tech Seekers
  • Pro-active, facilitated access by ASSETs Corporate Clients with specific partnering requirements

Valuable insights into the actual real technology and business partnering needs of a large range of major/mid-sized corporations
Enabled contact with senior, decision-making personnel with external outreach responsibillties
Improved prospects for likely SBIR selection through systematic securing of Support Letters and other useful indicators of business connection
Invitation to capability-relevant Closed-Door events and proposal submission opportunities
Pre-vetted presentation and face-to-face inter-action opportunities: individual or group
Facllitated access to additional R&D funding and capital resources
Useful enabling of peer-to-peer collaborations
Sustainable business and technology partnering relationships