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Registration open for May 30 NIH SBIR/STTR Conference
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 28, 2012) — Registration is now open for the 14th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference to be held May 30 to June 1, 2012 at the Marriott in downtown Louisville, Ky.
This year’s NIH SBIR/STTR Conference titled, “The Changing Face of SBIR/STTR,” will have topics available for those who are experienced and inexperienced with the SBIR/STTR programs. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the of SBIR and STTR programs including funding opportunities, review, receipt and referral process, electronic submission, technical assistance programs, and research involving animals and human subjects from NIH staff. They will also hear from other experts on topics such as partnerships, commercialization, lessons learned, leveraging state resources, company capitalization post-SBIR/STTR, and accounting and auditing.
Here is what is new:
- A session on "From reauthorization to Implementation" has been added
- Other SBIR/STTR agencies also participating at the conference include: NSF, DoD-Army, and DoD- Chemical/Biological Defense
- A session on how to partner with Federal Labs is included
- Workshop on "Valuation of Intellectual property" is now confirmed
- A detailed agenda for the NIH conference & "a la carte" events is now available, visit http://nih.kysbir.com
Register before May 1 and Save $100!
The conference agenda includes a plenary session, concurrent sessions, a poster session, exhibits, and one-on-one sessions with NIH staff representing several NIH institutes and centers.
A special session will cover funding opportunities from the National Science and Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense – Army, and Chem/Bio Defense, and upcoming changes in the SBIR and STTR programs as a result of recent reauthorization. Workshops on Phase I and Phase II Proposal Development and Valuation of Intellectual Property will also be offered.
NIH is expected to have more than $700 million available for funding small businesses to perform innovative research and R&D in biomedical/behavioral sciences. The NIH SBIR/STTR Conference it is a great opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs to learn about the funding opportunity and to network with peers and NIH staff.
Visit http://nih.kysbir.com for information on registration, accommodations and the agenda.
Organized by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF), the NIH SBIR/STTR Conference is hosted by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC). The Cabinet for Economic Development of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is a partnering sponsor for the conference, and the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky are lead sponsors.