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Posted on Oct 20, 2014

Note: This blog is co-authored by Javier Saade, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, and G. Nagesh Rao, Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence“We are not interested in your sales pitch, put them away, we are interested in helping you better understand how you can effectively commercialize your technology better.” – Steve Blank (I-Corp Lead Instructor & Lean Startup Guru)Earlier this month we had the fortunate opportunity to be invited to observe the inaugural training session of NIH’s I-Corp program at Microsoft Corporation’s offices in Washington DC, where cutting edge scientists met innovative business leaders. This training endeavor was designed and...
Posted on Oct 8, 2014

Note: This blog is co-authored by Javier Saade, Ed Metz, Betty Royster, and Lindsay D'AmbrosioThe Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are the largest source of early-stage capital for innovative small companies in the United States. Via these programs, the federal government invests over 2 billion dollars in American entrepreneurial firms to develop and commercialize technologies that strengthen our nation's defense, improve the health of our citizens, and enhance education.Javier Saade, Associate Administrator of SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation, which oversees both programs across the federal government describes it...
Posted on Oct 2, 2014

Note: This article was originally posted on the Department of Education's blog.Across the eleven Federal agencies that participate, the shared goal of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is to invest in projects that stimulate technological innovation, address national needs, and strengthen small businesses and the economy through commercialization. In recent years, many SBIR-funded American entrepreneurial firms have achieved this goal – by creating games for learning designed to support education Read full articleRead other related innovation news and success stories
Posted on Jun 24, 2014

The NIH SBIR/STTR Conference Website Has Launched - www.sbir2014.comJoin us for the 16th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference that will be held in Albuquerque, NM on October 21 – 23, 2014. This year's three day conference, "Land of Achievement: Extending the Reach of Science with the SBIR/STTR Programs," will be hosted by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (http://hsc.unm.edu/).At this event, you will hear presentations from NIH program staff and other experts, gain opportunities for one-on-one meetings with staff representing most NIH Institutes and Centers, and be invited to a “Pitch Fest” networking...
Posted on Jun 17, 2014

NEWS RELEASEPRESS OFFICE Release Date:  June 17, 2014Release Number: 14-37Contact:  Tiffani S. Clements (202) 401-0035Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news         High-Tech Small Businesses Receive Tibbetts Awards for Innovative and Outstanding ContributionsTwo Companies Inducted into SBIR Hall of Fame WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) presented 25 high-tech small businesses with the honorable Tibbetts award and inducted two firms into its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Hall of Fame for the critical role they played in research and development for the government and for their success in...
Posted on Mar 27, 2014

2014 TIBBETTS AWARD NOMINATIONSThe Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR program. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and is presented to companies and individuals that promote the mission and goals of the SBIR program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR):to stimulate technological innovation;to use small business to meet federal research and development needs;to encourage diverse participation in technological innovation; andto increase commercialization of Federal researchAll Tibbetts Award winners will be selected by...
Posted on Jan 8, 2014

On January 8, 2014, the SBA amended its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Policy Directives in response to public comments and input from all parties involved in the program.  The amendments  are published in the Federal Register at https://federalregister.gov/a/2013-31374 for SBIR, and https://federalregister.gov/a/2013-31376 for STTR.  They may also be found by searching for 79 FR 1303 (SBIR) and 79 FR 1309 (STTR).  The amendments include, among other things, modifications to the new benchmark requirements regarding an awardee’s progress towards commercialization.  
Posted on Oct 17, 2013

NIH is glad to announce that the 15th Annual SBIR/STTR conference WILL STILL TAKE PLACE in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on October 28 – 30, 2013. With the conference less than two weeks away, the early-bird registration rate of $345 has been extended through October 28th to accommodate anyone that was affected by the government shutdown.  Don’t miss this exciting and informative opportunity to network with NIH SBIR staff and receive answers to your specific questions. NIH will have representatives from various institutes and centers (ICs) as well as the NIH administrative office. Visit the conference websiteand check out the 2013 agendafor more specifics about speakers, session...
Posted on Aug 30, 2013

  The National Institutes of Health's SBIR/STTR Niche Assessment Program is a nationwide program funded by NIH to help jump-start an SBIR/STTR Phase I awardee's commercialization efforts.  Services are provided by Foresight Science & Technology of Providence, RI. Technology Niche Analyses® (TNA®) are provided by Foresight, for one hundred thirty eight (138), NIH SBIR/STTR Phase I awardees.  These analyses assess potential applications for a technology and then for one viable application, it provides an assessment of the: needs and concerns of end-users; competing technologies and competing products; competitive advantage of the SBIR/STTR-developed technology;...
Posted on Aug 30, 2013

The 2014 Omnibus NIH/CDC SBIR Contract Solicitation (PHS 2014-1) has been posted. A NIH Guide Notice (NOT-OD-13-108) was released on August 29, 2013, which describes the solicitation and also provides the necessary links and information. The solicitation is also posted in FedBizOpps.  The deadline for contract proposal submissions is Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. EST and submissions must be on paper (not electronic, not through Grants.gov). Please follow the directions in the solicitation very carefully. Applicants must respond exactly to a topic in the solicitation.                  ...
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