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Southeast Xlerator Network

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 4UT2GM130174-02
Agency Tracking Number: UT2GM130174
Amount: $3,194,182.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: R
Solicitation Number: GM18-001
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-31
Small Business Information
400 W MARKET ST, FL 32
Louisville, KY 40202-3346
United States
DUNS: 080949252
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (502) 550-8185
Business Contact
Phone: (502) 550-8185
Research Institution
300 E Market Street
LOUISVILLE, KY 40202-1959
United States

 Nonprofit College or University

The Southeast XLerator Network proposes to create a networked and easily accessible regional
technology transfer accelerator hub (“XLerator Hub” or “Hub”) to share best practices,
disseminate education content, and offer products, services, facilities and other resources
connected through both physical and online platforms for innovators and trainees in the Southeast
IDeA states. Led by XLerateHealth, LLC, an SBA award-winning healthcare-focused technology
accelerator, the Hub will 1) bridge the divide between great ideas and the marketplace by
leveraging and connecting existing resources and unique expertise assets across all participating
entities in the Southeast IDeA state region, 2) fill the gaps that constitute barriers to efficient
commercialization among partner institutions, and 3) deliver the necessary resources, education,
and business networks to foster and sustain a culture of entrepreneurship across the region. This
project will address significant disparities and lack of access to resources, talent and capital in
respective local commercialization ecosystems for biomedical technologies that are pervasive
across the Southeast IDeA state region, making the rates of technology transfer and
commercialization of academic research discoveries in this region suboptimal. The Hub
objectives/ core functions are:1. To improve knowledge and understanding by innovators about how technologies arebrought to market.2. To improve knowledge and understanding by accelerators and technology transfer officesabout the unique commercialization pathways of various biomedical technologies3. To facilitate access to technology/product development and commercialization resourcesrequired for early-stage technology advancement and later-stage product development4. To help close the gap(s) in funding (a) between basic research discoveries and scientificproof of feasibility, and (b) between exhaustion of grant funding and private capitalrequired to generate products and revenues.5. To commercialize new innovation in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare IT andelectronics, and other biomedical technologies through entrepreneurship, licensing andpartnerships with established companies, and additionally commercialize the Hub’splatform, programs, and materials through access by other regions.
The impact of the Hub will be increased market-ready technologies and patents, more successful
startups, and increased biomedical technology acceleration.Project Narrative
This project will significantly enhance commercialization knowledge, increase market-
ready technologies and patents, create more successful startups, and as a result,
accelerate biomedical technology commercialization in the Southeast IDeA region.

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