The National Institutes of Health's SBIR/STTR Niche Assessment Program is a nationwide program funded by NIH to help jump-start an SBIR/STTR Phase I awardee's commercialization efforts. Services are provided by Foresight Science & Technology of Providence, RI.
Technology Niche Analyses® (TNA®) are provided by Foresight, for one hundred thirty eight (138), NIH SBIR/STTR Phase I awardees. These analyses assess potential applications for a technology and then for one viable application, it provides an assessment of the:
needs and concerns of end-users;
competing technologies and competing products;
competitive advantage of the SBIR/STTR-developed technology;...
The 2014 Omnibus NIH/CDC SBIR Contract Solicitation (PHS 2014-1) has been posted.
A NIH Guide Notice (NOT-OD-13-108) was released on August 29, 2013, which describes the solicitation and also provides the necessary links and information. The solicitation is also posted in FedBizOpps.
The deadline for contract proposal submissions is Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. EST and submissions must be on paper (not electronic, not through Grants.gov). Please follow the directions in the solicitation very carefully. Applicants must respond exactly to a topic in the solicitation.