Support from NIH for Academic and Small Business Innovators

The NIH SBIR/STTR program has $1.3 Billion in seed funding available to small businesses to support R&D efforts. Pursuing these funds can be daunting, but CTC is here to help by providing programming and events to educate and advise.

NIH offers non-dilutive funding and resources to help small businesses advance and commercialize promising research technologies. If you are a researcher and are interested in bringing your innovations to market, you may be eligible to apply to the NIH SBIR and STTR programs and shouldn’t miss the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Cancer Insitute (NCI) in collaboration with Wisconsin’s CTC and BioForward’s Women in Biohealth for a webinar on small business funding opportunities. Join us Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from 12:00 –1:30 p.m. CT.

You’ll learn more about NCATS, NHLBI, NIA & NCI key research focus areas, tips for submitting a successful application, upcoming funding opportunities and other specific resources and programs. Then ask questions during a dedicated Q&A session.

NCATS works to transform the translational science process so that new prevention, detection and treatment technologies can be delivered to patients faster. Through its SBIR and STTR programs, NCATS fosters small business participation in research and development (R&D) as well as private-sector technology commercialization. These programs are engines of innovation, offering grants, contracts and technical assistance to small businesses and research organizations.

The NHLBI is interested in Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) activities that advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. At the link there is a list of funding opportunity announcements that offer small business entrepreneurs a chance to obtain funding without requirements to give up equity or ownership for early-stage research and development.

About NIA

The NIA Small Business Programs manage the largest source of early-stage funding for aging-related research and development (R&D). Each year, NIA provides more than $140 million in R&D grants to small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. NIA has an unprecedented R&D budget to develop interventions that prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias.

About NCI

NCI’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs support small businesses across the United States to develop innovative cancer technologies with strong potential to help people live longer, healthier lives.