NCI SBIR Webinar: Leveraging NCI SBIR and STTR Opportunities for Early-Stage and Venture-Backed Companies

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EST
Register Today:

NCI Cancer Grant FundingNCI banner

On Tuesday, November 19, the Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research Center (NCI SBIR) to provide an exclusive chance to learn more about the funding opportunities and resources offered by the NCI SBIR Programs. Program Directors at the NCI SBIR Development Center advise companies on applications, mentor companies over the course of their projects, and connect companies with other programs and resources offered by the NIH. The NCI SBIR Development Center can help progress the development of your novel technologies and therapeutics for the advancement of cancer research.

The webinar session will be led by Michael Weingarten, Director of the NCI SBIR Development Center and Andrew Kurtz, PhD, Program Director & Team Leader, and will highlight initiatives designed to help early-stage companies advance their promising innovations from the lab to the marketplace.


NCI SBIR Webinar with Council of State BIO Association Members 
November 19, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (EST) 

This is an important event for state BIO members and interested parties to participate in and learn more about the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs. The following topics will be covered:

  • Overview of the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs.
  • Information about NCI’s grant funding opportunities, contract funding opportunities, and details on the Phase IIB Bridge Award.
  • Recent policy changes that expand program eligibility to venture capital backed companies.
  • Practical strategies and tips for developing successful and competitive proposals, proper stage of development, and other factors that NCI is looking for when reviewing applications.

Registration is free but required. To register, please click here.

For a complete list of NCI SBIR & STTR funding opportunities, please visit

For a list of Program Directors and their topic areas, click here.

For more information about resources for small businesses, click here.


There are many benefits to applying for NCI SBIR & STTR funding opportunities, such as:

  • SBIR & STTR funding can be a leveraging tool to help attract additional funding from other third-party investors.
  • Awards are not loans; no repayment is required.
  • SBIR & STTR funding is non-dilutive capital (i.e., an award does not impact the company’s stock or shares in any way). Intellectual property rights to technologies developed under these programs are retained by the small business concern.
  • SBIR & STTR awards provide recognition, verification, and visibility.

The SBIR & STTR Programs are NCI’s engine of innovation for developing and commercializing novel technologies and products to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. The SBIR & STTR Programs are government set-aside programs for domestic small businesses to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization and public benefit.

Sign up to receive updates about
SBIR & STTR funding opportunities at


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: