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Annual NIH National SBIR/STTR Conference

Posted on May 31, 2011
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On June 22-23, 2011, the SBIR/ STTR Conference: Translating Medical Discoveries into Health Products will return to the NIH Campus. Over 600 health and science managers, entrepreneurs, small business researchers, university researchers, and consulting organizations will come together on the NIH campus to explore the many nuances of the NIH SBIR/STTR program, the funding opportunities available to small business researchers, get questions answered by NIH staff, and learn how the NIH SBIR/STTR program can be a valuable resource to help start and/or grow companies.

NIH awarded nearly $690M in Fiscal Year 2010 exclusively for small businesses to perform innovative research and R&D in the biomedical/behavioral sciences. If you need funding for an innovative research idea in the life/health sciences that would help meet NIH's mission of improving human health and has the potential for commercialization, then join us to learn about the NIH SBIR and STTR funding opportunities.

Conference Highlights

  • What's new in biomedical and behavioral research
  • Nuts and Bolts of the NIH SBIR/STTR Programs
  • Advice/guidance from seasoned veterans
  • In depth review process for NIH SBIR/STTR applications
  • Pre-award and post-award grants administration
  • One-on-one meetings with NIH program, review, and grants management staff
  • Business development and commercialization sessions
  • NIH technology transfer licensing opportunities
  • Sessions about individual NIH Institute and Centers scientific priorities and research resources

Post-Conference Technology Transfer Workshop

June 23, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Included in registration fee

Need help translating your SBIR/STTR technology into the marketplace?  Need connections to investors, buyers, manufacturers?  This interactive workshop is for researchers, universities, labs, and small businesses with proprietary, protected technologies who wish to learn how to:

  • Clearly articulate technologies in language that excites business buyers, licensees, investors, distributors, and manufacturers;
  • Create a Merwyn Business Simulation report that provides an annual sales forecast, development and  protection status, probability of success, fair market royalty, and more;
  • Make connections with buyers through the NIST MEP Network and by proactively sending reports to target buyers.

To learn more, view the Technology Transfer Workshop flyer (PDF - 429 KB).