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Company Commercialization Report Frequently Asked Questions

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STEP SIX: COMPANY COMMERCIALIZATION REPORT
Q: What is the Company Commercialization Report?
A: The Company Commercialization Report captures the quantitative
commercialization results of the firm's prior Phase II projects. Instructions for
completing the Company Commercialization Report (CCR), as well as definitions,
may be found in the CCR Guidance document.
Q: I have never submitted an SBIR, am I still required to submit a Report?
A: Yes, all firms regardless of having participated in the SBIR are required to submit
the Company Commercialization Report with their proposal (see Section 3.5.d of the
Program Solicitation).
Q: What is the CAI (Commercialization Achievement Index) for?
A: A Commercialization Achievement Index (CAI) will be calculated for firms with
4 or more Phase II projects awarded at least 2 years ago (for example, an award made
in 2010 will not be counted until 2012); firms with fewer than 4 awards will receive a
CAI of "N/A". Think of CAI as a gauge on the commercialization history of firms
that have participated in SBIR and STTR programs in the past. The CAI, along with
the Phase II sales and investment information on the report, as well as any additional
explanatory material relating to your firm's record of commercialization prior SBIR
or STTR projects, will be used to evaluate the proposal for the "potential for
commercial application" criteria (see Sections 4.2 and 4.3).
Q: When does the information need to be completed?
A: Please make sure the information your firm has entered on this website is
finalized, complete and accurate by the solicitation close date, when the information
will be captured for analysis by DoD.
Q: Where do I enter my information?
https://www.dodsbir.net/submission/help/06faq.htm

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If the agency requires a hard copy. Remember to press the SAVE button on the bottom of the screen to save your changes. The narrative is to be a maximum of 5 pages and will not count toward your total page count.) Any mitigating factors that could count for low commercialization and 3. there is no way to restore it. this button provides easy access to update your firm's operating information.net/submission/help/06faq. revenue gains or losses or number of Phase I and Phase II. you must add a new project entry by clicking on this button. followed by several buttons: Add new Project Entry For each Phase II award you have received to date.Company Commercialization Report Frequently Asked Questions 05/05/2012 08:22 A: From the Main Menu click on Company Commercialization Report. 2. Mail according to the instructions provided by the Agency to which you are submitting. Step by Step Instructions for Company Commercialization Report Submission Click on the Add New Project Entry button to enter information on a prior SBIR/STTR Phase II award received from the DoD or any federal agency. Delete Project(s) If you entered an invalid Phase II project entry.) Commercialization success that are not fully captured in the quantitatve results. then attach to the back of your proposal.) Recent changes in the firm's organization or personnel designed to increase the firm's commercialization. view the Company Commercialization Report. Edit Existing You may edit a project at any time by clicking on the Contract Project Entries Number (in blue) from the list of Phase II project entries at the top of the screen. which summarizes the Phase II project information you have entered through this site. The Company Commercialization Report screen will list all prior Phase II award entries you have saved to date. you would have to start over by adding a new project entry. sign and date the Report print-out. Fill out all the information requested and click on the SAVE button to save https://www. address change. Fill out the form and press SAVE at the bottom of the screen. Enter Firm Point Enter or update the firm's point of contact who is responsible of Contact for verifying Phase II commercialization sales and investment figures contained in the Company Commercialization Report and may be contacted about the firm's Commercialization Report. Update Firm If any inconsistencies or updates have to be made to your main Information company information including number of employees. Once the Phase II project is deleted. prepare a brief narrative discussing Narrative your firm's commercialization track record including items such as 1.dodsbir. View After entering data on all prior Phase II contracts. Add a Brief You may. You will then be asked to enter Phase III sales and additional investment associated with this Phase II project. at your option.htm Page 2 of 4 . please delete the project from the database.

Press "Continue" to return to the list of entered Phase II projects. and attach to the back of your proposal.htm Page 3 of 4 .000 phase II projects awarded between the beginning of the program and the current year that includes. click on the View button to view the report. the following data on commercialization success (in military and/or private sector markets): (a) Sales Revenue from new products and non-R&D services resulting from the phase II technology. and https://www. Definitions for "sales" and "additional investment" may be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinked words. For example. Click on Enter Firm Point of Contact and fill out name. then sign the report. for each project. Your electronically submitted version MUST match the signed paper submitted with your proposal.Company Commercialization Report Frequently Asked Questions 05/05/2012 08:22 your entry to the DoD database. Q: What is the statistical meaning of the Commercialization Achievement Index? A: If a firm that received N phase II SBIR and/or STTR awards in years up to and including 2009 has a Commercialization Achievement Index of C. Follow DoD Component instructions for mailing or electronically uploading the proposal. Repeat this process until all prior Phase II awards have been entered. phone number. Q: How is the Index Calculated? A: The following describes how we calculate the Commercialization Achievement Index for a particular firm submitting an SBIR proposal. there is a 95 percent chance that the commercialization resulting from the firm's awards would exceed the commercialization resulting from the randomly-selected group. If the agency your are submitting to requires a hard copy. it means that: If the firm's 10 awards were compared with a group of 10 DoD SBIR/STTR awards selected at random from comparable time periods. fax number and e-mail of contact responsible for verifying Phase II commercializtion sales and investment figures contained in the Commercialization Report Once all of your firm's prior Phase II awards have been entered. there is a C percent chance that the commercialization resulting from the firm's awards would exceed the commercialization resulting from the randomly-selected group. A page will return confirming the entry has been saved. DoD maintains a database of over 20. 1.dodsbir. it means that: If the firm's N awards were compared with a group of N DoD SBIR/STTR awards selected at random from comparable time periods. if a firm that received 10 phase II SBIR awards in years up to and including 2009 has an Index of 95.net/submission/help/06faq. You will still be able to return and edit this later.

We have normalized the data over time using time-based weights.htm Page 4 of 4 .291 80% fall below $2.316. we compare its mean commercialization success (Sales + Additional Investment).780.Company Commercialization Report Frequently Asked Questions 05/05/2012 08:22 (b) Additional Investment in the technology from sources other than the federal SBIR/STTR program. here is the distribution for N = 10: 3% of the means fall below $119.570 5% fall below $166. if a firm has won 10 phase II awards in years up to and including 2009. Back to Help Page https://www.044 10% fall below $262.020 We determine the Commercialization Achievement Index for the firm that has won N awards by comparing its mean commercialization success against the distribution for N awards.900 95% fall below $6. To calculate the Commercialization Achievement Index for a firm that has won N phase II awards in years up to and including 2009. then its Commercialization Achievement Index is 70 (note that we round up to the nearest round number). for example.000 per award. yielding a distribution of means.net/submission/help/06faq. since more recent projects have less time to show commercialization success than earlier projects.186.436 20% fall below $424.459 15% fall below $344. if the firm's mean commercialization success is $1.110 40% fall below $768.394 60% fall below $1.269. For example.268 70% fall below $1. For instance.672. normalized over time) against the distribution shown above for N = 10.106 30% fall below $587.500. So.265 90% fall below $3. we select N phase II awards at random from our database and calculate the mean commercialization success (Sales + Additional Investment) of this random sample. 2.dodsbir. We repeat this procedure thousands of times.811 50% fall below $987.