NIDA Business Resources

The NIH and NIDA SBIR/STTR program strives to provide a comprehensive suite of resources to help small businesses submit their application successfully and take a step closer to moving their product towards the market. For example, NIH Technical Assistance Programs describe additional funding opportunities for the awardees, such as the Niche Assessment, Commercialization Accelerator Programs and I-Corps.

In addition, other business resources may be beneficial to all startups and small businesses, including State Matching Funds Programs, local Life Science Incubators/Accelerators, Investors and Strategic Partners. Please check the full program descriptions for comprehensive and current information about eligibility and deadlines.

Please note that information listed may change throughout the year and not all those changes may be reflected in the NIDA Business Resources list. The information about all outlined resources is publicly available. NIDA does not endorse the outlined resources. The information is compiled with the goal of providing assistance to the potential small business grant applicants.

State Resources, Accelerators, and Incubators

There are a large number of state and local resources across the country that can provide a variety of services, including SBIR grant-writing coaching, strategic partnerships, access to non-federal apical and much more.  

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State Matching Funds Programs

Some state-based organizations offer matching grant programs for SBIR and STTR awardees to help them reach the commercialization state. We encourage companies to reach out to these participating organizations to learn more about their services and matching funds inclusion criteria.

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Technical Assistance Progams

A cornerstone of the SBIR and STTR programs is helping companies move along the path of commercialization, with an emphasis on reducing technology risk and increasing the value proposition. Our awardees can participate in NIH's Niche Assessment Program, I-Corps, and the Commercialization Accelerator Program  

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Investors and Strategic Partners

To help companies reach the marketplace, raising additional capital may be necessary. NIDA is interested in connecting applicants and SBIR/STTR funded companies with potential investors and strategic partners to continue the research and commercialization efforts.

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