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Commercializing innovations is no easy feat, especially for first-time entrepreneurs. Thankfully, there are many resources available to life science innovators through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. Join the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, and Midwest Biomedical Accelerator Consortium (MBArC) on Monday, June 27, 2022, for Leveraging Commercialization Resources for Midwestern Biomedical Entrepreneurs.

During this webinar, attendees will learn how to leverage SBIR/STTR grants and other diverse programs for researchers and academic entrepreneurs. Participants will also hear from small business staff about how to use non-dilutive SBIR/STTR funding and resources to help advance their companies and commercialize promising technologies. A dedicated Q&A session will follow speaker presentations.

What Will the Webinar Feature?

  • An overview of the SBIR and STTR programs and benefits of funding. 
  • Tips for submitting a successful application.
  • Upcoming opportunities and deadlines.
  • Other resources and diverse programs, including the applicant assistance program (AAP), the diversity supplement program and OTHERs.

Who Should Attend?

  • Small biotech and life sciences technology businesses.
  • Academic entrepreneurs.
  • Technology transfer organizations.
  • Entrepreneurs from women-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged( 8A) small businesses.

NIH Speakers:

  • Stephanie M. Davis, Ph.D.
    Small Business Program Coordinator
    National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute
  • Monique Pond, Ph.D.
    Program Director, SBIR Development Center
    National Cancer Institute
  • Saroj Regmi, Ph.D.
    Program Officer, Small Business Programs
    National Institute on Aging
  • Jaya Ghosh, Ph.D.
    Lead Program Manager

Academic Speakers:

  • Xu Han, Ph.D.
    President and Chief Technology Officer
    CryoCrate, LLC 
  • Sheila Grant, Ph.D.
    Associate Vice Chancellor of Research & Strategic Initiatives, Biological and Biomedical Engineering
    University of Missouri
  • Steven A. Soper, Ph.D.
    Foundational Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    University of Kansas  


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