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NIH SBIR/STTR Programs Funding Opportunities Learning Session

Georgetown University and George Washington University faculty and staff learned about the National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research Development Center Programs.

Georgetown’s Office of Technology Commercialization, MedStar Health, Georgetown Entrepreneurship, The George Washington Technology Commercialization office, and The George Washington University Office of Entrepreneurship teams.

On February 6th, 2024, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the National Cancer Institute hosted a collaborative session with the goal of sharing information about the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center Programs. The NCI/SBIR program directors, Monique Pond and Sarra Djemil led the conversation, sharing details on SBIR/STTR eligibility, the NIH process, and exciting funding opportunities.

During the “Accelerating Innovation: Funding Your Biomedical Technology through the NIH SBIR/STTR Programs” event, attendees gained a holistic understanding of the NIH SBIR/STTR process, equipping them to navigate funding intricacies for biomedical projects. Directors highlighted NCI SBIR/STTR initiatives like the I-Corps at NIH Entrepreneurship Program, providing crucial resources for impactful cancer research. They emphasized application tips, programs, and resources for small business applicants and grantees, fostering a supportive environment.

After the interactive Q&A session, one-on-one meetings with NIH program staff allowed personalized discussions and project feedback.

This event marked a triumph, cultivating collaboration and knowledge exchange within Washington, D.C.’s vibrant biomedical innovation community. The commitment of Georgetown’s Office of Technology Commercialization, along with that of its esteemed partners, persists in catalyzing innovation and supporting pioneering research in the realm of cancer and beyond.