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Accelerate Your Biomedical Innovation: Join the NIH SBIR/STTR Programs Event

Are you a biomedical entrepreneur or small business in need of resources to accelerate your innovation?  If the answer is yes, you’re in luck! The National Institute of Health (NIH), Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and BioVentures are collaborating to bring you a one-of-a-kind event titled “Supporting Biomedical Innovation Through the NIH SBIR/STTR Programs”.

This event is tailored to help biomedical entrepreneurs and small businesses uncover early-stage funding opportunities and gain insights from the success stories of local startups. With over $1.4 billion of funding available through the NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, there is a wealth of opportunities to explore.

What to Expect:

The event kicks off with an overview of resources provided by the ASBTDC. This will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of what support is available to them locally.

Next, expect to hear from NIH Program Staff from the NHLBI, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the NCI. They’ll delve into the specifics of the NIH’s SBIR and STTR programs, highlighting the available funding opportunities and entrepreneurial resources that could be a game-changer for your small business.

Attendees will also gain exclusive insights from Dr. Alex Biris and Ms. Sharon Ballard, the dynamic cofounders of the local startup NuShores Biosciences. They’ll share their personal experiences with the NIH SBIR program and the journey of bringing their innovative ideas to life.

Once the presentations are concluded, you’ll have a chance to clarify any doubts during a Q&A session moderated by Catherine Corley, an ASBTDC Business and Innovation Consultant. This interaction promises to be a great opportunity to get your questions answered directly from the experts.

One-on-one meetings with NIH Program Staff will be available post-event. This offers you a personalized opportunity to discuss your innovative ideas and explore potential funding avenues.

Key Details:

  • The event is entirely free of charge.
  • Registration is open to everyone until all available spots are filled.
  • Lunch will be provided to all attendees.
  • The event will be held at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
  • The event is scheduled from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM CT on June 13, 2023.
  • To register for this event, please visit here.

“Supporting Biomedical Innovation Through the NIH SBIR/STTR Programs” is set to be a pivotal moment for biomedical entrepreneurs and small businesses in Arkansas. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with the NIH, gain valuable insights into the SBIR/STTR programs, and accelerate your biomedical innovation. Mark your calendar, register now, and get ready to take your business to new heights! We look forward to seeing you there!