NCI SBIR Webinar: Leveraging NCI SBIR & STTR Opportunities for

Date(s) - 19 Nov 2013
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM


NCI SBIR Webinar:   Leveraging NCI SBIR & STTR Opportunities for
Early-Stage and Venture-Backed Companies

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EST
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On Tuesday, November 19, the Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute Small Business   Innovation Research Center (NCI SBIR) to provide an exclusive chance to   learn more about the funding opportunities and resources offered by the NCI SBIR Programs.   Program Directors at the NCI SBIR Development Center advise companies on   applications, mentor companies over the course of their projects, and connect   companies with other programs and resources offered by the NIH. The NCI SBIR   Development Center can help progress the development of your novel   technologies and therapeutics for the advancement of cancer research.

The webinar session will be led by Michael   Weingarten, Director of the NCI SBIR Development Center and Andrew   Kurtz, PhD, Program Director & Team Leader, and will highlight   initiatives designed to help early-stage companies advance their promising   innovations from the lab to the marketplace.

Please feel free to share this invitation with your network.

NCI SBIR Webinar with Council of State BIO Association Members 
November 19, 2013
10:00 a.m – 11:45 a.m. (AZ) 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (EST) 

This is an important event for state BIO members and interested parties to participate in and learn more about the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Overview of the NCI SBIR & STTR  Programs.
  • Information about NCI’s grant funding opportunities, contract funding opportunities, and details on the Phase IIB Bridge Award.
  • Recent policy changes that expand program eligibility to venture capital backed companies.
  • Practical strategies and tips for developing successful and competitive proposals, proper stage of  development, and other factors that NCI is looking for when reviewing  applications.

Registration is free but required. To register, please click here.

For a complete list of NCI SBIR & STTR funding opportunities, please visit

For a list of Program Directors and their topic areas, click here.

For more information about resources for small businesses, click here.

There are many benefits to applying for NCI SBIR & STTR funding   opportunities, such as:

  • SBIR & STTR funding can be a  leveraging tool to help attract additional funding from other third-party investors.
  • Awards are not loans; no repayment is required.
  • SBIR & STTR funding is non-dilutive capital  (i.e., an award does not impact the company’s stock or shares in any        way). Intellectual property rights to technologies developed under these  programs are retained by the small business concern.
  • SBIR & STTR awards provide recognition, verification, and visibility.

The SBIR & STTR Programs are NCI’s engine of innovation for developing and commercializing novel technologies and   products to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. The SBIR & STTR Programs   are government set-aside programs for domestic small businesses to engage in   research and development that has the potential for commercialization and   public benefit.

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