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Office of Biomedical Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OBEI)

(1) Develops and facilitates programs for accelerating the translation of research discoveries and innovations into new diagnostics, devices, therapeutics, and tools;  (2) develops and implements strategic approaches and policies to enhance the return on the mandated Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) set aside funds;  (3) serves as a focal point for the extramural research community for information about the NIH small business and other technology development opportunities and resources; (4) facilitates strategic alliances between the federal and private sector stakeholders  and expands NIH outreach to non-traditional constituencies, such as angel investors, venture capitalists, technology transfer organizations, and state economic development agencies; (5) provides entrepreneurial training to the extramural community and NIH program staff; (6) collaborates with NIH IC and OER training programs to develop entrepreneurial training opportunities targeted at diverse populations including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to provide alternative career development opportunities and catalyze professional development.

SBIR/STTR

Director: Matthew McMahon, PhD