Registration Now Open for the 14th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference, May 30 through June 1, 2012

Notice Number: NOT-OD-12-066

Key Dates
Release Date: March 8, 2012

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The purpose of this notice is to inform the small business research community that the 14th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference will be held May 30 through June 1, 2012 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 West Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202.  The theme of this year’s annual conference is “The Changing Face of SBIR/STTR.”  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 this year to provide attendees the opportunity to learn from previous awardees and to foster discussions that may lead to collaborations.  An optional Day 3 will offer attendees a glimpse into other agencies SBIR/STTR programs. 

Topic Highlights:
--What's new in biomedical and behavioral research
--Nuts and bolts of the NIH SBIR/STTR Programs
--Advice/guidance from seasoned SBIR/STTR 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 resources
--Awardee poster sessions

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 

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

The agenda, registration, and other conference information are available at the conference website:


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