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NIH SBIR/STTR Overview

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

NIH invests more than $32 billion annually in medical research to enhance life, and to reduce illness and disability. For basic research advancing beyond the academic realm, NIH provides non-dilutive federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The two programs award over $2.7 billion in R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses developing game-changing technologies.
This workshop will provide an overview of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) grant programs. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs, it will cover:

  • Review different NIH grant mechanisms and where to find them – navigating the NIH website
  • Review of research projects qualities that would be considered Basic vs Translational
  • How to find the program officers, how to approach them, what questions to ask
  • How to do research using the web tools available (eReporter, gov, etc.)
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and much more.

Presenter:  Andrea Johanson, Ph.D, Senior Principal Consultant
Lunch is included with registration.

Do you know about Michigan’s SBIR/STTR Assistance Program? The Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program provides SBIR/STTR training and proposal development services to technology companies with most costs covered by a state grant. The program is managed by BBCetc.

Funds for this initiative were provided by the 21st Century Jobs Fund, a MSF program designed to accelerate the growth and diversification of Michigan’s economy.

Venue

WMed
300 Portage Street, Rm #111
Kalamazoo,MI49007United States
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