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In order to maximize your funding potential, all sources of funding must be considered, including the less traditional ones.

The NIH’s R21 mechanism aims to fund very early stage proof of concept type programs of up to 2 years at about $300,000, whereas the R01 mechanism is more suitable for longer programs of up to 5 years, totaling close to $3,000,000. Other agencies such as the Department of Defense, BARDA, FDA, and NSF also have awards for research in the life sciences.

In this webinar, we share insight into alternatives to the classic SBIR/STTR mechanisms. We will discuss methodology for establishing both responsiveness as well as competitiveness and how to increase chances for award.

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Mr. Henry Ahn of the National Science Foundation speaks on the NSF’s SBIR and STTR programs.

 

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SBIR/STTR awards account for over $780,000,000 awarded per year by NIH alone. These are excellent sources of funding aimed at promoting R&D activities of US-based small businesses as well as collaborations with Academics.

SBIR/STTRs differ from traditional NIH mechanisms in that they are highly product driven and ultimately are seeking commercialization of novel therapies, diagnostics, devices, etc.

In this webinar we discuss process for applying, guidelines, key success components and insight into increasing chances for award.

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To discuss the relevance of the SBIR/STTR programs to your R&D and to learn about non-dilutive funding that may be available to your organization, send us a note and we’ll get in touch with you directly!

Purpose: NSF’s SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funds for early-stage research and development (R&D) at small businesses. This R&D should be based on innovative, transformational technology with potential for substantial commercial and/or societal benefits. The programs invite proposals from small businesses across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. For the STTR program, this must be in collaboration with researchers at universities, Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers, and other non-profit institutions.

Application Due Dates:
SBIR Phase I Proposal: June 16, 2016
STTR Phase I Proposal: June 20, 2016

Budget: $225,000 for a 6-12 month development/ feasibility project. You can then compete for a second grant of up to $750,000 over a 2 year period, with the aim of advancing the technology toward commercial deployment.

 

Selected Topics:

Biological Technologies (BT)

  • BT3. Life Sciences Research Tools
  • BT4. Bioinstrumentation
  • BT7. Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • BT8. Advanced Biomanufacturing- New Topic
  • BT9. Advanced technologies for functional genomics in organismal systems – New Topic
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Smart Health (SH) and Biomedical (BM) Technologies

  • SH1. Business Models for User-Centered Healthcare
  • SH2. Digital Health Information Infrastructure
  • SH3. From Data to Decisions
  • SH4. Interoperability of Health Record Systems, Medical Sensors, Devices and Robotics
  • BM1. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • BM2. Materials for Biomedical Applications
  • BM3. Biomedical Engineering
  • BM4. Noninvasive Imaging of Brain Function
  • BM5. Medical Imaging Technologies
  • BM6. Diagnostic Assays and Platforms
  • BM7. Drug Delivery

 

View the SBIR Phase I Solicitation
View the STTR Phase I Solicitation

 

To discuss these opportunities or to learn about other non-dilutive funding that may be relevant to your organization, send us a note and we’ll get in touch with you directly!

SBIR/STTR awards account for over $780,000,000 awarded per year by NIH alone. These are excellent sources of funding aimed at promoting R&D activities of US-based small businesses as well as collaborations with Academics.

SBIR/STTRs differ from traditional NIH mechanisms in that they are highly product driven and ultimately are seeking commercialization of novel therapies, diagnostics, devices, etc.

In this webinar we discuss process for applying, guidelines, key success components and insight into increasing chances for award.

View the webinar slide deck

To discuss SBIRs, STTRs, or to learn about other non-dilutive funding that may be relevant to your organization, send us a note and we’ll get in touch with you directly!