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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology: Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations


Research, Technology, and Education Partnerships Overview


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) also provides research topics and evaluates submitted proposals for funding under the Small Business Innovation Research Program, a research and development program mandated by the U.S. Congress in 1982 and reauthorized in 2012 with the purpose of developing technological innovations using the high level of expertise in the small business community throughout the United States. The goals of the program are to stimulate technological innovation, meet the Federal Government's needs for research and development by providing opportunities to small businesses, increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development, and provide opportunities for minority and disadvantaged participation in technological innovation.