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Small Business Funding Webinar with NIH, Wisconsin CTC, and BioForward’s Women in Biohealth

August 30, 2023

Join the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the National Cancer Insitute (NCI) in collaboration with Wisconsin’s Center for Technology Commercialization and BioForward’s Women in Biohealth on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, for a webinar to learn about the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs for researchers and entrepreneurs.

NIH offers non-dilutive funding and resources to help small businesses advance and commercialize promising research technologies. If you are a researcher and are interested in bringing your innovations to market, you may be eligible to apply to the NIH SBIR and STTR programs.


  • Meena U. Rajagopal, Ph.D., Program Officer, Office of Strategic Alliances, NCATS
  • Stephanie Davis, Ph.D., Small Business Program Coordinator, NHLBI
  • Joshua Hooks, Ph.D., AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Office of Strategic Extramural Programs (OSEP), NIA
  • Saroj Regmi, Ph.D., Program Director, SBIR Development Center, NCI
  • Margaret Ramey, Interim Director, Wisconsin Center for Technology Commercialization
  • Rissa Guffey, Director of Marketing & Communications, BioForward Wisconsin

The webinar will feature:

  • An overview of the SBIR and STTR programs and benefits of funding
  • Key NCATS, NHLBI, NIA & NCI focus areas
  • Tips for submitting a successful application
  • Upcoming opportunities and deadlines
  • Other specific NCATS, NHLBI, NIA & NCI resources and programs

Who Should Attend?

Individuals from the following groups are encouraged to attend:

  • Small biotech and/or life sciences technology businesses
  • Academic entrepreneurs  
  • Technology transfer organizations
  •  Entrepreneurs from women-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged (8a) small businesses.
Time: 1:00PM EDT - 2:30PM EDT