Bio LaunchPad Seminar

"Leveraging NIH Seed Funding Programs (SBIR/STTR) to Advance Your Innovation Towards Commercialization"

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Workshop Agenda

  • 11:00  Welcome and Introduction, Andrés García, Ph.D
  • 11:05  Leveraging NIH Seed Funding Programs (SBIR/STTR) Presentation
  • 12:30  Networking Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m Meetings with NIH program staff

This workshop will provide an overview of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR and STTR seed funding programs. The NIH SBIR/STTR grants provide non-dilutive funding to small businesses with high-impact biomedical technologies ranging from research tools, diagnostics, digital health, drugs, medical devices, and others. During this workshop, attendees will learn how to leverage SBIR/STTR grants and other diverse programs for researchers and academic entrepreneurs. Participants will hear from small business staff from multiple institutes at NIH, including the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), about how to use non-dilutive SBIR/STTR funding and resources to help advance their companies and commercialize promising technologies. Participants will also learn of new entrepreneurial development initiatives designed to further support small business grantees and to diversify the biomedical entrepreneurial ecosystem including the Applicant Assistance Program, the 2023 NIA Start-Up Challenge and Accelerator: Fostering Entrepreneurial Diversity, and the Small Business Transition Grant.

Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their project and eligibility with NIH program staff. Meetings are open to faculty, late-stage graduate students, and post-docs.