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Webinar_NIH Grant Overview

FREE Live Workshop

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. Register here: Presenter:  Andrea Johanson, Ph.D, Senior Principal Consultant 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 […]

Commercialization for SBIR/STTR Grants

Live Virtual Workshop

Commercialization plans can be a key differentiator in the SBIR/STTR programs, so it is important to know what the agencies are looking for and how to go about developing a good plan. This session will review the requirements and guide you through where to start, what to include, and how to show your best self. We’ll review Agency expectations for commercialization plans in your Phase I & II projects Where to find cost-effective market research What to include in your financial plan and revenue stream What quality “support & commitment letters” are and more!   Fee: $25 $15 Michigan-based companies SHARPhub companies should register at REGISTER NOW   About the Presenter: Megan Varnum, Ph.D. Megan joined BBCetc as a Principal Consultant in 2019 with a wealth of experience in leading biological technologies on the path to commercialization. As CEO of FibrosIX Inc., a Michigan company developing compounds for the treatment or prevention of fibrosis-related disorders, Megan was involved in all aspects of planning and operation of the company. This included writing an SBIR grant proposal, which was awarded from the National Cancer Institute. Her prior experience includes serving as an Entrepreneur in Residence for Michigan State University’s Spartan Innovations where […]