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Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) Needs Assessment

The TABA Needs Assessment Report provides a third party, unbiased assessment of a Phase I project’s progress in technical and business areas that are critical to success in the competitive healthcare marketplace. There is no cost for this report and the time commitment for participation is minimal.

The Needs Assessment Report helps companies strategize for the project’s next steps. It analyzes the current state of your Phase I project and identifies strengths and weaknesses across four categories.

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Intellectual Property/Barriers to Entry

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Market Needs/Competitive Advantages

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Regulatory, Manufacturing, and/or Clinical Plan

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Business Model Profitability

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The information in each report will be tailored to the participating company’s project, but the structure and scope of the report are fixed. View a sample Needs Assessment Report

Eligibility

Your company is eligible to participate if your Phase I NIH SBIR or STTR (grant, contract, or Fast-Track)

  • Is active or was active within the past two years AND
  • Was not awarded TABA funding within the Phase I award budget AND
  • Has not already received a TABA Needs Assessment Report or NICHE Assessment for the same Phase I project
Questions? Email seedinfo@nih.gov.

Request a Needs Assessment Report

The TABA Needs Assessment Report is provided by RTI Innovation Advisors through an NIH contract. Recommendations from RTI Innovation Advisors do not represent the views of NIH or NIH staff.