NIH Announces its 2009 SBIR/STTR Conference (June 30 July 1, 2009)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-063

Key Dates
Release Date: March 10, 2009

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (

The 11th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference will be held June 30-July 1, 2009, in Omaha, Nebraska. 

This year’s annual conference, hosted by the Nebraska Business Development Center, will focus on “Transforming Medicine Through Innovation.” It encompasses two full days of in-depth information about the NIH SBIR and STTR programs including funding opportunity identification, application preparation and electronic submission, post award administration, and transitioning into the marketplace.

Highlights of this year’s program:

  • Scientific Poster Presentations by NIH SBIR and STTR awardees and university researchers
  • An In-depth Look at Electronic Submission using and the NIH eRA Commons
  • Workshops on Indirect Costs & Audit Requirements
  • Identifying and Negotiating University Partnerships
  • Strategies for Raising Capital and Developing Partnerships
  • Navigating the FDA
  • One-on-one meetings with program and grants management staff from many of NIH’s Institutes and Centers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Who should attend?

  • Those new to SBIR/STTR as well as seasoned veterans
  • Highly motivated small business entrepreneurs and research managers
  • Research institution investigators interested in collaborating with small businesses
  • Small businesses interested in new NIH SBIR/STTR initiatives and program changes 
  • Large companies interested in developing strategic alliances with successful SBIR/STTR awardees
  • Organizations and consultants providing support to interested SBIR/STTR applicants

Participate in this conference to reap a variety of benefits:

  • Learn from experienced SBIR/STTR awardees
  • Network with peers
  • Gain hands-on experience in workshops

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


For questions or further information, contact:

Nebraska Business Development Center
Ms. Lisa Tedesco
Phone:  402-554-6270

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