A program sponsored by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) which financially supports potentially commercialisable projects that need development before being brought to the marketplace.
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The Advanced Technology Program supports industrial research projects that have a high potential for economic benefit to the nation; the Manufacturing Extension Partnership supports regional centers charged with helping small manufacturers acquire and use up-to-date technology.
Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA) and 15 other government officials have written a letter urging the House to include funding for the Advanced Technology Program in the appropriations bill to help support fuel cell research and development.
Republican staff of the House Budget Committee in late September produced a report that suggested abolishing the USGS, the National Biological Service (nee Survey) and NIST's Advanced Technology Program (ATP), which helps industry develop commercially risky technology.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Commerce also funded MediaSite to develop systems for real-time indexing and retrieval of unstructured video presentations, such as video conferencing, under its Advanced Technology Program.