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May 02, 2012 | Tom Ballard

NIH SBIR-STTR Conference set for end of month in Louisville

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was provided by Paul Boisvert, Marketing & Communications Manager for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.)

Innovators in life and health sciences will have the opportunity to meet with NIH officials to learn more about the agency’s mission of improving human health and developing new technologies with commercial application at the 2012 NIH SBIR-STTR Conference May 30 through June 1, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky.

This year’s conference “The Changing Face of SBIR-STTR”, will offer presentations from NIH program staff and other experts, a poster session providing examples of NIH-funded SBIR and STTR projects, exhibits, and opportunities for one-on-one meetings with staff representing several NIH institutes and centers on May 30 and 31, 2012. In addition, a special session and a la carte workshops will be available on June 1.

Conference Highlights:

  • NIH confirmed institutes: NIAMS, NIAID, NHLBI, CSR, NIMHD, NCATS, and more.
  • Also, June 1 offers NSF, DoD-Army and DoD Chem/Bio Defense.
  • Session on the Changing Face of SBIR/STTR Programs: “From Reauthorization to Implementation.”
  • Workshops on “Valuation of Intellectual Property” and “Phase I and Phase II proposal development.
  • Poster presentations and a Technology Showcase Exhibit.

Option of single day registration for NSF and DoD program available. Visit

The June 1, 2012, SBIR à la carte event will feature optional intensive workshops (Phase 1 Proposal Development, Phase 2 Proposal Development, and Business Valuation of Intellectual Property) as well as other agency program presentations and one-on-one meetings.

Who Should Attend? Small businesses wanting to develop innovative technology products; highly motivated small business entrepreneurs and researchers; small businesses interested in new NIH SBIR-STTR initiatives and program changes; university researchers interested in partnering with small businesses on collaborative R&D projects; university researchers interested in starting their own companies; large companies interested in developing strategic alliances with successful SBIR-STTR

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