NIA Small Business Funding: Accelerating Alzheimer’s and Aging Research Webinar

March 31, 2020 • 10:00am - 11:00am

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Enhancing the Development of New Technologies for Alzheimer’s and Other Aging-Related Diseases Through Small Business Support

Join the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) Office of Small Business Research (OSBR) and University Lab Partners (ULP) on March 31 at 10 a.m. PT for a webinar on small business funding opportunities to advance your research and innovation to the commercialization stage.

Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, NIA OSBR provides more than $100 million annually in set-aside, non-dilutive funding and resources to support small businesses looking to commercialize. The small business programs support eligible companies and entrepreneurs creating innovative therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics that address aging, aging-related diseases, and the special needs of older Americans.

We invite entrepreneurial researchers, small businesses, and research organizations to learn how to tap into NIA’s SBIR/STTR programs, which can help accelerate research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), AD-related dementias, and other diseases of aging.

The webinar will feature:

  • An overview of the SBIR and STTR programs and benefits of funding
  • Key NIA focus areas to advance your research to commercialization
  • Tips for submitting a successful application
  • Upcoming opportunities and deadlines
  • Other resources and programs
  • Opportunities to discuss your application with OSBR staff

Who Should Attend?

Individuals from the following groups are encouraged to attend:

  • Small biotech and/or health care technology businesses
  • Academic researchers
  • Technology transfer organizations
  • Women- and minority-owned small businesses, as well as entrepreneurs from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds

Stephanie Davis, Ph.D. is a current AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow/Program Manager at the National Institute of Health/National Institute on Aging (NIH/NIA) Office of Small Business Research (OSBR). The OSBR oversees efforts to provide seed funding to startups developing promising technologies, tools, devices, treatments. and diagnostics for aging-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias. Visit https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/nia-small-business-programs-overview for more information about small business grants and funding opportunities.

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