SEED supports the NIH innovator community in their efforts to validate the potential health impacts of promising scientific discoveries and advance them into healthcare products that improve patient care and enhance health. Developing products across the biomedical spectrum requires NIH’s collaboration with universities and research institutions, small businesses, trade associations and societies, angel investors, venture capitalists, and strategic partners. SEED leads initiatives that develop these relationships and build opportunities for NIH innovators to further their product development efforts.
- Coordinates the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs across HHS (NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACL), backing over 1,500 companies each year with more than $1.2 billion in non-dilutive awards.
- Supports entrepreneurial education and training for academic and small business innovators through the Proof of Concept Network, I-Corps at NIH, and other programs.
- Offers product development support and mentorship to innovators and NIH staff by teaming with experts in business and commercialization.
Learn more about SEED and what we do at SEED.nih.gov
Director: Matthew McMahon
Contact us at SEEDinfo@nih.gov