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ARCHIVED - SBIR/STTR News Flash - 2011

Nomination period now open until January 31st, 2012 for SBA Tibbetts Awards and SBIR Hall of Fame

December 21, 2011

The nomination period is now open until January 31st, 2012 for Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts Awards and SBIR Hall of Fame.  The Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR and the STTR programs.  The SBIR Hall of Fame awards will be made to firms with a long period of extraordinary success of research, innovation, and commercialization within the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.  A full press release from SBA with links to apply for both programs can be found at their website here: http://sbir.gov/news/nominations-now-open-2012-tibbetts-awards-and-sbir-hall-fame and are embedded above.


Congress Extends SBIR/STTR Programs Through December 16, 2011

November 18, 2011

Congress has extended the SBIR and STTR programs through December 16, 2011. The programs were set to expire on November 18, 2011.


Save the Date for the 14th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference May 30 - June 1, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.

October 31, 2011

The 14th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference will be held in Louisville, Kentucky from May 30 to June 1, 2012. We are pleased to work with our local host, the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation to plan an exciting conference for you. The conference will be held on May 30-31 and an optional workshop (to be determined) will be held on June 1. Please block this date off on your calendars and stay tuned for more details as the logistics and agenda are developed.


Congress Extends SBIR/STTR Programs Through November 18, 2011

October 5, 2011

Congress has extended the SBIR and STTR programs through November 18, 2011. The programs were set to expire on October 4, 2011.


NIH Office of Technology Transfer offers new exclusive license agreements for start-up companies

October 3, 2011

The NIH Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) has developed new agreements for start-up companies obtain licenses for early-stage biomedical inventions developed by intramural researchers at NIH or FDA.  Companies that are less than 5 years old and have fewer than 50 employees will be eligible to use the new, short-term exclusive Start-Up Evaluation License Agreement and the new Start-Up Commercial License Agreement. These agreements allow a start-up company to take ideas sitting on the shelf, and attract additional investments to develop these NIH and FDA inventions into life-saving products. Please see http://www.ott.nih.gov/nih-start-exclusive-license-agreements for more details.


Congress Extends SBIR/STTR Programs Through October 4, 2011

June 1, 2011

Congress has extended the SBIR and STTR programs through October 4, 2011. The programs were set to expire on September 30, 2011.


NIH/CDC SBIR Contract Solicitation Now Available

August 25, 2011

The PHS 2012-1 SBIR Contract Solicitation is now open. (Receipt date: November 7, 2011. For additional information, see the 08/25/2011 NIH Guide Notice.


2011 SBIR/STTR National Conference, November 6-9, New Orleans, LA

August 5, 2011

The next 2011 National SBIR/STTR Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA on November 6-9, 2011.  The theme is “Small Business Growth Through Technology: Innovate & Create”.  NIH staff will be present as well as SBIR program managers from all 11 SBIR agencies.  Registration and conference information is available at http://www.sbirla.org. Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer


NIH Offers Commercialization Assistance Program to SBIR Phase II Awardees

August 5, 2011

NIH announces the availability of a Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) for its SBIR Phase II awardees from the past five years. This program is aimed at assisting participants evaluate their commercialization options based on their specific SBIR-supported technologies and to develop a solid market-entry strategic plan. For details, please check the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-11-102 and also review the full program description and instructions on how to apply at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/cap/index.htm. Applications accepted through September 1, 2011.


NIH Offers SBIR Niche Assessment Program for Phase I SBIR Awardees

July 15, 2011

NIH Offers SBIR Niche Assessment Program for Phase I SBIR Awardees July 15, 2011 NIH has contracted with Foresight Science and Technology to perform Technology Niche Analyses (TNA™) for 100 NIH SBIR Phase I awardees funded in fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (NOTE: This program is not available to STTR awardees.) For each eligible SBIR Phase I project, the TNA™ will assess potential uses of the technology and then provide a report that addresses the end-user needs, current and emerging competing technologies, the market dynamics, and the technology's competitive advantage. For a full description of the program, check the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-11-094.


Save the Date! The Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA on November 6 - 9

June 30, 2011

All 11 Federal agencies (including NIH) that have SBIR and STTR programs will be there. Stayed tuned for details.


Congress Extends SBIR/STTR Programs Through September 30, 2011

June 1, 2011

Congress has extended the SBIR and STTR programs through September 30, 2011. The programs were set to expire on May 31, 2011.


Hotel Room Rates for the upcoming 13th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference have been extended

May 31, 2011

Several hotels in the area have extended their hotel room rates for the upcoming June 23 & 23 13th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference. Reserve by June 10 for the Bethesda Marriot Hotel and June 21 for the Bethesda Court Hotel. To make a reservation for the conference, visit the Travel page.  


A Workshop on Translating SBIR/STTR Technologies Into the Marketplace Added to Agenda for the 13th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference, June 22-23, 2011

April 25, 2011

A workshop on how to translate SBIR/STTR technologies into the marketplace using NIST's National Innovation Marketplace has been added to the agenda for the 13th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference. See the flyer (PDF - 133 KB) for details and for information about how to prepare in advance for this workshop.


The 2 Day Error Correction Window has been ELIMINATED as of 1/25/2011

March 1, 2011

Reminder!  The 2 day Error Correction Window has been ELIMINATED as of 1/25/2011.  See NOT-OD-10-123.  Your SBIR/STTR applications must be submitted and error free by 5PM your local time on April 5th and for all future deadlines.  Submit early! 


Important NIH Grant and Review Policies now in effect.

March 1, 2011

Important NIH Grant and Review Policies now in effect.  Please see NOT-OD-11-021 for a summary and links to all key NIH policies now in effect for the April 5th SBIR/STTR deadline and beyond.


Congress Extends SBIR/STTR Programs Through May 31, 2011

February 2, 2011

Congress has extended the SBIR and STTR programs through May 31, 2011 (P.L. 112-1, 125 Stat. 3). The programs were set to expire on January 31, 2011.


2011 SBIR/STTR National Conference, April 10-13, Madison, WI

February 2, 2011

The 2011 SBIR/STTR National Conference will be held in Madison, WI on April 10 - 13.  The theme is Growing the Innovation Ecosystem.  Additional information is available at http://conferencing.uwex.edu/conferences/sbir2011/ Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer .


PHS 2011-2 Omnibus Solicitation for SBIR/STTR Grants Now Available

January 24, 2011

The PHS 2011-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications and SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications are now available. The solicitation consists of: (1) parent funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for SBIR, (2) a parent FOA for STTR, and (3) narrative descriptions of the programs and research topics (in PDF - 1.60 MB and MS Word - 1.4 MB formats). The due dates for CY 2011 are April 5, August 5, and December 5. AIDS and AIDS-related applications are due May 7, September 7, 2011, and January 7, 2012.



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