Each year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invests more than $700 million into small businesses performing biomedical and biohavioral R&D to advance products to the commercial marketplace. On May 30 – June 1, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, hundreds of health and science managers, small business executives, university researchers and entrepreneurs will gather for the 14th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference in Louisville, KY. This year’s conference, “Changing the Face of SBIR/STTR,” will cover the “ins and outs” of the NIH SBIR/STTR programs provided by NIH staff, and include opportunities to meet one-one with NIH Program Managers. Attendees will also be informed of any program changes due to the 2012 Reauthorization Act, including policy updates and modifications to the gap funding and commercialization assistance programs.
A public scientific poster session will be held during the conference, featuring approximately 80 abstracts selected by the NIH to represent both SBIR and STTR Phase II awards. These poster sessions highlight the successes of SBIR/STTR funding and provide an opportunity to build strategic alliances and foster conversations that could lead to future partnerships. Abstract submissions are being accepted until April 20 for these poster sessions.
Registration is now open for the annual conference and costs $350 to attend. After April 30th, the price increases to $450. For an additional fee, participants are invited to stay on for a unique third day opportunity to hear from NSF and DoD staff, speaking on their respective SBIR/STTR programs and to participate in an optional intensive workshop focused on Phase I or Phase II proposal development or the valuation of intellectual property.
Do not miss the opportunity to learn the value of SBIR/STTR funding for your R&D operation. Register now.