Register Today for the 15th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference in South Dakota

Are you a small business that is looking for funding opportunities to support innovative technological research that has high-potential for commercialization? Or a current NIH grantee that is looking for additional information and networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs, small businesses and NIH staff?

If so, be sure to register for the 15th annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference:  “How to Be Competitive in a World of Change: Opportunities through SBIR/STTR Awards in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on October 28 – 30, 2013. At this conference you will learn more about NIH’s SBIR and STTR programs that provide approximately $700 million dollars each year to U.S. small businesses that perform innovative biomedical and behavioral sciences research with commercialization potential.

Conference attendees will:

  • Learn about the three different phases of the SBIR and STTR programs, and the technical assistance programs offered to NIH SBIR/STTR awardees.
  • Network with NIH staff representing most NIH Institutes and Centers through one-on-one meetings.
  • Discover previously NIH-funded SBIR and STTR projects during the poster session.
  • Find out effective strategies for pitching to investors and developing strategic partnerships with healthcare organizations and corporations.

Check out the 2013 agenda for more specifics about speakers, conference tracks and session offerings. The wide variety of topics offered make this conference ideal for SBIR newcomers, Phase I companies looking to advance to Phase II, and Phase II companies looking for commercial assistance, strategic partnership and investors.

For questions about the SBIR/STTR programs or conference information, please contact sbir@od.nih.gov.

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