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The NIH CAP Is Now Accepting Applications from HHS SBIR/STTR Phase II Awardees

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August 05, 2016
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The NIH Commercialization Accelerator Program (CAP) (previously known as the Commercialization Assistance Program) is designed to help HHS SBIR and STTR Phase II awardees transition their SBIR and STTR developed products into the marketplace. Through a contract with Larta Inc. exit disclaimer icon of Los Angeles, California, the CAP will provide early stage companies with individualized assistance toward accomplishing their commercialization goals. More details can be found in NOT-OD-16-127.

The CAP helps small businesses evaluate their commercialization options based on their specific technologies (including the need and prospect for investment, strategic partnerships, or licensing) and helps them develop a solid market-entry plan covering an 18-month period.

CAP is customized to meet the needs of participating companies in three distinct tracks: the Commercialization Transition Track (CTT) for emerging companies; the Advanced Commercialization Track (ACT); and the Regulatory/Reimbursement Training Track (RTT) for “seasoned” companies. The CAP's eighty (80) available slots will be distributed between the three tracks.

The 2016-2017 CAP Application Portal has just launched, and eligible companies may now apply to participate by completing a short online application that should take an average of no more than 30-60 minutes to fill-out.

Application Deadline: August 30, 2016

Program Selection: Late September 2016

Phase II SBIR/STTR Companies - Apply Now exit disclaimer icon

Have Questions about the CAP?

  • Attend the Information Session Webinar about the NIH CAP on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 2:00pm EDT (11:00am PDT). The session is free, but pre-registration is required here exit disclaimer icon.
  • Find detailed program information and application instructions on the NIH SBIR/STTR CAP website.
  • Read NOT-OD-16-127 for details.


Please direct all inquiries to:
J.P. Kim, J.D., M.B.A., M.P.P., M.Sc., M.A.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Telephone: 301-435-0189

Please direct inquiries related to submission of the web application to:
Judy Hsieh
Larta, Inc.
Telephone: 213-538-1444

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