NCATS Webinar: Securing SBIR and STTR Funding

Support for Women Entrepreneurs and Researchers in Biotech

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) support biotechnology and healthcare small businesses owned by women and individuals from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. There are a number of open funding opportunities available through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to support emerging companies.

Register today to join NIH and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) for a webinar on July 14, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET, about programs and funding opportunities available to support small businesses.

The event will feature:

  • An overview of SBIR and STTR programs and funding opportunities
  • Examples and case studies of  women founders of bio- and healthcare-technology early-stage businesses
  • Tips and tools for applying for funding and resources available for women entrepreneurs and researchers from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds

Representatives of the following are encouraged to attend:

  • Women-owned businesses and socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses
  • Small biotech and/or healthcare technology businesses
  • Research institutions and technology transfer organizations
  • Multiple venture-backed small businesses

Featured Speakers

Cartier Esham, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Emerging Companies, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Lili M. Portilla, M.P.A., Director, Strategic Alliances, NCATS, NIH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Stephanie Fertig, M.B.A., Director, NINDS Small Business Programs, NIH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Kory Hallett, Ph.D., Program Staff, NCI, NIH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services