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Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) Program Pre-Application Webinar - Materials Available

December 12, 2022

Watch the recording and access these resources to learn about the opportunity for five new Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) to join NIH’s nationwide proof-of-concept network and receive $1 million per year for four years. The hubs will provide academic innovators with the initial investment to support product validation work and access to local and NIH product development experts to help them accelerate the translation of their scientific discoveries into products that improve health and save lives.

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Prior cohorts of REACH Hubs have trained over 1,900 scientists, launched more than 49 startups, facilitated the licensing of at least 15 technologies, and supported projects that have secured over $200 million in follow-on funding to continue development toward patient access.

Learn more about this opportunity in the funding opportunity announcement (RFA-OD-23-005). Applications are due on Thursday, February 9, 2023, with projects expected to launch in December 2023. 

For questions about the Funding Opportunity Announcement, please contact Eddie Billingslea (NIGMS Science/Research Contact) or Brett Hodgkins (NIGMS Financial/Grants Management Contact). For more information about the NIH Proof of Concept Network, contact SEED.

Time: 3:30PM EST - 4:30PM EST