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NIH SBIR/STTR Programs – Agency Deep Dive

Non-dilutive funding for research and development of novel devices, drugs, diagnostics, and therapeutics to address unmet clinical needs.

During this deep dive session, you will learn how to apply. We will cover the Funding Opportunity Announcements (solicitations), the Program Descriptions and Topics, the Budget-Waved Topics, the SBIR/STTR Instructions, the required federal electronic registrations and much more.

Following this session, each firm is invited to apply to the Minnesota SBIR/STTR Accelerator to receive free and confidential 1:1 support and mentoring. The time and effort to prepare an application is 150-200 hours.

About the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control (NIH, FDA, and CDC)

DHHS invests over 1 billion dollars into health and life science companies that are creating innovative technologies that align with their mission to improve health and save lives. A key objective is to translate promising technologies to the private sector and enable life-saving innovations to reach consumer markets.

NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.  The goals of the agency are as follows:

  1. to foster fundamental creative discoveries, innovative research strategies, and their applications as a basis for ultimately protecting and improving health;
  2. to develop, maintain, and renew scientific human and physical resources that will assure the Nation’s capability to prevent disease;
  3. to expand the knowledge base in medical and associated sciences to enhance the Nation’s economic well-being and ensure a continued high return on the public investment in research; and
  4. to exemplify and promote the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science.

In realizing these goals, the NIH provides leadership and direction to programs designed to improve the health of the Nation by conducting and supporting research:

  • in the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and cure of human diseases;
  • in the processes of human growth and development;
  • in the biological effects of environmental contaminants;
  • in the understanding of mental, addictive, and physical disorders; and
  • in directing programs for the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information in medicine and health, including the development and support of medical libraries and the training of medical librarians and other health information specialists.


April 12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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