The 10th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference is just around the corner (July 22

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The 10th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference is just around the corner (July 22

Dear Small Business Research Community,

The 10th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference is just around the corner (July 22-23)!
If you are interested in attending, you must book your hotel by JUNE 23 to receive the conference rate.
The agenda, registration (a modest $150) and other conference information are available at the conference website: (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbirconf2008/index.htm).

Please note that this year's meeting, which will be held in Atlanta, will be the ONLY NIH-focused SBIR/STTR conference this year.

Spread over two-consecutive days, you will learn about the "ins and outs" of the NIH (and CDC) SBIR/STTR program; the NIH e-application, review and award process; funding opportunities available to small business researchers; university-industry partnership opportunities; leveraging your State resources; manufacturing strategies; how the NIH SBIR/STTR program can be a valuable resource for biomedical/behavioral researchers who have the "entrepreneurial audacity" to pursue an innovative idea that has commercial potential and much more!

As in the past, topics at our conference are focused toward those who are new to the SBIR/STTR programs as well as those who are more experienced.
Whether you were funded or unfunded, this conference will provide a lot of useful information.
The material is timely and reflective of new opportunities, updates, and changes (e.g., electronic submission, gap funding programs, commercialization assistance programs). You will even have an opportunity to see a live business presentation to investors and their critique.

In addition we are offering two workshops this year that may be of interest to you:
1) Hands-on Lab for Electronic Submission
2) Indirect Costs Rates and Non-Federal Audit Requirements Workshop

Finally, while viewing slides and attending workshops are fantastic, nothing can replace the personal interaction and individualized attention that you will be afforded over these two days. Looking over feedback from the past 9 years, THE biggest highlight is the opportunity to meet one-on-one with NIH Program, Review and Grants Management staff, and yours truly to discuss your innovative ideas and how your technology/research interest "fits" within the NIH mission.

Below is a current list of the NIH IC and CDC staff that will be represented and with whom you can meet one-on-one:
Center for Scientific Review http://www.csr.nih.gov
National Cancer Institute http://www.nci.nih.gov
National Center for Research Resources http://www.ncrr.nih.gov
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities http://www.ncmhd.nih.gov
National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/index.htm
National Institute on Aging http://www.nia.nih.gov
National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering http://www.nibib.nih.gov
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development http://www.nichd.nih.gov
National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://www.niddk.nih.gov
National Institute on Drug Abuse http://www.nida.nih.gov
National Institute of General Medical Sciences http://www.nigms.nih.gov
National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
National Institute of Nursing Research http://www.ninr.nih.gov
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/
I look forward to seeing and meeting many of you at the conference and to celebrating the Silver anniversary of SBIR with you.

Sincerely,

Jo Anne

PS - For those registered (or planning to register after reading this email!)…..in an effort to make the one-on-one meetings as productive as possible, please consider the following:

1) take a few minutes to review the NIH Institute/Center Program Descriptions and Research Topics (PDF - 2 MB or MS Word - 1.4 MB) in the PHS 2008-2 Omnibus Solicitation for SBIR/STTR Grants and the IC Web pages (provided above).
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2) be prepared to discuss your technology, the product/service you plan to develop, and how your innovative technology relates to our mission of improving human health.

PPS- This meeting will not be videocast or webcast.

Take care and travel safely,
Jo Anne

BOOK HOTEL BY JUNE 23 FOR CONFERENCE RATE

Jo Anne Goodnight
NIH SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator
Director, Division of Special Programs
Office of Extramural Programs, OER, NIH, DHHS
6705 Rockledge Drive; Rockledge I Building, Room 3538
Bethesda MD 20892
ph: 301-435-2688. fax: 301-480-0146. email: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6a%67%31%32%38%77%40%6e%69%68%2e%67%6f%76%22%3e%6a%67%31%32%38%77%40%6e%69%68%2e%67%6f%76%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))
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Web Pages of Interest:

NIH Pipeline to Partnerships (Showcase of NIH SBIR/STTR and NIH Licensed Technologies): http://www.ott.nih.gov/p2p/index.asp
Small Business Research Funding Opportunities (SBIR/STTR Solicitations): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm
SBIR/STTR Collaboration Opportunities and Research Partnerships: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/corp.htm
Success Stories: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir_successes/sbir_successes.htm
Planning to submit an SBIR/STTR grant application? Register early: http://era/nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/.