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The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) supports, promotes, and accelerates innovation in the United States through high-risk, high-reward research in areas of critical national need. TIP has the agility and flexibility to make targeted investments in transformational R&D that will ensure our nation’s future through sustained technological leadership.


On November 18, 2011, President Obama signed the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012,” that provided FY 2012 full-year appropriations through September 30, 2012 for the Department of Commerce. This bill included appropriations for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). However, there were no funds appropriated for the Technology Innovation Program. The Program is currently taking the necessary actions for an orderly shutdown.

TIP Publishes

2010 Annual Report

TIP in the Spotlight

Arsenal Medical Inc. Describes High-Throughput Slit-Surface Electrospinning Technology that Dramatically Increases Manufacturing Rates of Core-Sheath Nano- and Micro-Fibers ... more

Three TIP funded civil infrastructure projects (including joint ventures led by Distributed Sensor Technologies and by the University of Michigan) are cited in New Scientist for bridge health monitoring technology.

LMK Enterprises, Inc., TIP award for trenchless pipe repair process cited in Illinois web press ... more

TIP funded joint venture led by Ohio-based Mesocoat, Inc., to create advanced coating technologies spotlighted in Journal of Commerce ... more

2008 TIP project on "Cyber-Enabled Wireless Monitoring Systems" has been cited in the Economist


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