Registration Open for the Tenth Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference (July 22-23, 2008)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-053

Key Dates
Release Date: March 3, 2008

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) ( )

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference, to be held July 22-23, 2008. Due to the popularity of this conference, early registration is highly recommended.  Space is limited. 

This year's conference will be hosted by the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute and held at the OMNI Hotel at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  
Celebrating the silver anniversary of the SBIR program, this two-day meeting will highlight many of the innovative products that have been developed with SBIR funds.  Numerous and diverse sessions have been planned to provide a comprehensive overview of the NIH SBIR/STTR programs with a focus on “Transforming Medicine Through Innovation.”

This Annual NIH SBIR/STTR conference encompasses two full days, providing information about the NIH SBIR/STTR programs, from funding opportunity identification and application preparation through post award administration. Presentations are targeted toward small businesses with innovative biomedical and behavioral research ideas with commercial potential. Opportunities for informal interactions between conference participants and program, grants management, policy, and review staff from the NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are incorporated into the program and such one-on-one discussions are highly encouraged. This conference will benefit those who are new to SBIR/STTR as well as those who are more experienced.

Sessions are offered on electronic application submission through and the NIH electronic research administration (eRA) Commons. NIH eRA hands-on labs are offered (limited to 50 participants each session) to enable participants to take a walk through the entire electronic submission process.

To enhance collaborations and partnerships, a scientific poster session will also be offered.  Forty presenters will be given an opportunity to display their non-proprietary scientific findings of their Phase II research. The due date for submitting abstracts for consideration is April 15, 2008.

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


For questions or further information, contact:

Ms. Sarah Shane
Phone: (301) 435-2734

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