Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
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Computer monitor icon VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Calendar icon APRIL 26 - 30

Did you know… The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for life sciences in the U.S.? There is more than $1.2 billion of seed funding for small businesses that are developing innovative products and services that could potentially save lives.

Are you…

  • New to the NIH small business grant programs?
    • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
    • Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
  • A diverse life science entrepreneur or biomedical researcher looking for seed funding?
  • A stakeholder in a minority-owned or woman-owned small business?

Make plans today to learn how to apply for seed funding to support your early-stage biomedical research and grow your small business at this FREE virtual conference on April 26-30.

What to Expect


Application Process

Gain tips on developing a successful, competitive application.

SBIR/STTR Basics

Explore small business program basics that will help you succeed.

Meetings with Experts

Schedule a 15-minute meeting with small business program staff.

Resources

Discover the resources to help your business thrive.

Conference Schedule


VIEW FULL AGENDA AS PDF

  • 1:30 - 1:45 PM EDT

    NIH Welcomes Diverse Perspectives

  • 2:00 - 2:45 PM EDT

    Diversity and Bias: Perceptions and Reality

  • 3:00 - 3:45 PM EDT

    America’s Seed Fund is Open for Business

  • 4:00 - 4:45 PM EDT

    Secrets to a Successful Submission

  • 9:00 - 12:00 PM EDT

    Conversations with Experts: 15-minute meetings by appointment

  • 1:00 - 1:45 PM EDT

    Strengthening Your Small Business with Academic Partnerships

  • 2:00 - 2:45 PM EDT

    Demyth-defying Review: Submission to Score

  • 3:00 - 3:45 PM EDT

    Compete Like a Pro: Path to a Fundable Phase I
     

    OR
     

    Go for the Gold: Path to a Fundable Fast-Track or Direct to Phase II

  • 4:00 - 4:45 PM EDT

    Persistence is Key: Resources for Resubmission

  • 9:00 - 12:00 PM EDT

    Conversations with Experts: 15-minute meetings by appointment

  • 1:00 - 1:45 PM EDT

    Entrepreneurs in Action: Stories of Success

  • 2:00 - 2:45 PM EDT

    Communication is Key: Managing Your Award

  • 3:00 - 3:45 PM EDT

    Beyond Research: Building a Business

  • 4:00 - 4:45 PM EDT

    Partnering for Success

  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT

    Conversations with Experts: 15-minute chats by appointment