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Registration Now Open for the 13th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference, June 22 & 23, 2011 on the NIH Campus

The 13th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference will be held June 22 & 23, 2011, at the Natcher Auditorium located on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Translating Medical Discoveries into Health Products.” It encompasses two full days of in-depth information about the NIH SBIR and STTR programs.  Topics span the entire SBIR/STTR funding process from identifying funding opportunities to application preparation, electronic submission, post award administration, and transitioning into the marketplace. A poster session will also be included  to provide attendees the opportunity to learn from previous awardees and foster discussions that may lead to collaborations. 

Topic Highlights:
• What's new in biomedical and behavioral research
• Nuts and bolts of the NIH SBIR/STTR Programs
• Advice/guidance from seasoned veterans
• In-depth review process for NIH SBIR/STTR applications
• Pre-award and post-award grants administration
• One-on-one meetings with NIH program, review, and grants management staff
• Business development and commercialization sessions
• NIH technology transfer licensing opportunities
• Sessions on individual NIH Institute and Center scientific priorities and research resources
• Awardee Poster session 

 Who should attend?
• Highly motivated small business entrepreneurs and researchers wanting to develop innovative technology products
• Small businesses interested in new NIH SBIR/STTR initiatives and program changes 
• University researchers interested in starting their own companies
• Large companies interested in developing strategic alliances with successful SBIR/STTR awardees
• Organizations and consultants providing support to interested SBIR/STTR applicants Who

Why should you attend?
• Learn from experienced SBIR/STTR awardees
• Network with peers
• Gain hands-on experience in workshops

More information available at
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/SBIRConf2011/index.html.

Questions? E-mail
ConferenceInquiries@mail.nih.gov.