NIH-BIO Summer Series Webinar: Driving Aging Innovations through Commercialization

Jun 29, 2021 2:00PM

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Join the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) Office of Small Business Research (OSBR) and Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET for the 2021 NIH-BIOConnections Summer Series. In our first webinar, Driving Aging Innovations through Commercialization, you will learn about eligibility requirements, upcoming funding opportunities, and other resources for small businesses that are bringing innovations to market. You will also have a chance to submit questions during a live question-and-answer session.

This four-part BIOConnections workshop will highlight NIH’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs across three NIH institutes and centers and highlight the efforts and resources to improve the diversity of the research workforce.

The webinar will feature: ·    An overview of the SBIR and STTR programs and benefits of funding·    Priority research interests for NIA-funded small businesses·    Tips for submitting a competitive application·    Upcoming funding opportunities and deadlines·    Other resources and programs·    Opportunities to discuss your application with NIH staff
Who Should Attend? We encourage individuals from the following groups to attend:·    Small biotechnology and/or healthcare technology businesses·    Academic researchers·    Technology transfer organizations·    Women- and minority-owned small businesses·    Leadership from state bioscience associations Mark your calendar now for these upcoming sessions in the series: ·    NIAAA SBIR/STTR Webinar: August 11 at 2:00-4:00 pm ET (Register)·    NCATS SBIR/STTR Webinar: August 25 at 2:00-4:00 pm ET (Register)·    NIA, NIAAA, and NCATS Webinar (diversity-focused): September 14, 2021 at 1pm (Register)
About NIA OSBRThrough the SBIR and STTR programs, NIA OSBR provides more than $100 million annually in set-aside, nondilutive funding and resources to support small businesses looking to commercialize technologies. The small business programs support eligible companies and entrepreneurs creating innovative therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics that address aging, aging-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and the special needs of older Americans. Check out the NIA OSBR fact sheet to learn more.