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Small Business Webinars

The NIA Office of Small Business Research (OSBR) hosts and participates in a variety of webinars to share information about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, including training opportunities and other types of support.

If you need help preparing your SBIR or STTR application, learn more about the NIH Applicant Assistance Program.

Upcoming Webinars

Pre-Application Webinar: Preclinical Development of Novel Therapeutics Targeting Aging Mechanisms

Date: August 27, 2020, 2PM ET
Host: NIA OSBR

NIA OSBR has issued a new, time-sensitive funding opportunity for small businesses working on novel therapeutics targeting fundamental mechanisms of aging (RFA-AG-21-026). This pre-application webinar will provide an overview of this SBIR U44 funding announcement and discuss NIA’s critical focus areas and research priorities designed for the U44. Register today! Register today!

Pre-Application Webinar: Developing Financial and Legal Planning Platforms for AD/ADRD Caregivers

Date: September 9, 2020, 2PM ET
Host: NIA OSBR, Administration for Community Living (ACL)

NIA OSBR has issued a new, time-sensitive funding opportunity for small businesses working on research and development (R&D) to address caregiving (RFA-AG-21-025). This pre-application webinar will address questions related to supporting R&D for customizable training platforms that focus on financial and estate planning responsibilities for individuals and families and care partners of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD). Register today!

Driving Alzheimer’s and Aging-Related Innovations through Small Business Funding

Date: September 23, 2020
Hosts: NIA OSBR, University of Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ADRC

This webinar will highlight NIA’s small business funding programs, upcoming deadlines, resources, and more. Register today!

Developing Competitive SBIR/STTR Applications for Healthy Aging Innovations

Date: October 6, 2020, 1PM ET
Hosts: NIA OSBR, Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership (SHARP) Hub

This webinar will provide an overview of NIA’s small business funding programs, including upcoming deadlines, resources, and more. Register today!

Archived Webinars

NIA SBIR/STTR Virtual Workshop: Preparing Your NIH SBIR/STTR CRP and Phase IIB Application

Date: July 21, 2020, 1PM ET

Hosts: NIA OSBR, NIH Small Business Education and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Speakers: Todd Haim, Ph.D., Chief, NIA OSBR; Stephanie Fertig, M.A., Health and Human Services Small Business Team Lead, NIH SEED; Lili Portilla, M.P.A., Director of the NCATS Office of Strategic Alliances; Emily Caporello, Ph.D., Scientific Project Manager, NINDS Small Business Program; Michael Bottlang, Ph.D., R&D Director, Apex Biomedical LLC; Kira Sheinerman, Ph.D., M.B.A., Co-Founder and CEO, DiamiR

This NIA SBIR/STTR Virtual Workshop features updates about the Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) program and Phase IIB funding, including application tips. Successful small business applicants from both programs share their experiences. An archive of this event will be available in August 2020.

NIA SBIR/STTR Virtual Workshop: Developing a Competitive Commercialization Plan & SBIR Phase II Application

Date: May 19, 2020, 3PM ET

Host: NIA OSBR

Speakers: Todd Haim, Ph.D., Chief, NIA OSBR; Daniel Burnett, M.D., M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer, TheraNova; Valerie Humblet, Ph.D., Head of Research and Development, Collagen Medical, LLC

This workshop is the first in an online series aimed to assist entrepreneurial researchers, small businesses, and research organizations with their funding applications. This session provides tips and tools for writing and submitting a winning Phase II small business grant application, information on developing a commercialization plan, testimonials from current Phase II grantees, and more.

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Enhancing the Development of New Technologies for Alzheimer’s and Other Aging-Related Diseases Through Small Business Support

Date: March 31, 2020 1PM ET
Host: University Lab Partners
Speaker: Stephanie Davis, Ph.D., Program Manager, NIA OSBR

This webinar provides an overview of the NIA SBIR/STTR programs and highlights funding opportunities that are currently available for small companies developing new technologies for Alzheimer’s disease and other diseases that affect older adults.

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NIA Small Business Funding: Accelerating Alzheimer's and Aging Research

Date: January 29, 2020

Hosts: NIA OSBR, AZBio, Bio CT, SoCalBio

Speaker: Todd Haim, Ph.D., Chief, NIA OSBR

This webinar includes an overview of the NIA SBIR/STTR programs and benefits of funding, key research focus areas, tips for submitting a successful application, upcoming opportunities and deadlines, and other resources and programs.

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Tapping into Small Business & Biotech Funding to Accelerate Alzheimer’s Research Innovations

Date: December 12, 2019

Hosts: NIA OSBR, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF)

Speakers: Todd Haim, Ph.D., Chief, OSBR; Alessio Travaglia, Ph.D., Scientific Program Officer, ADDF

This webinar includes an overview of small business funding opportunities and support from NIA and ADDF to advance Alzheimer’s disease research projects to commercialization.

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