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Webinar: Leveraging NIA SBIR and STTR Funding to Accelerate Aging-Related Innovations in IDeA States

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST

Webinar: Leveraging NIA SBIR and STTR Funding to Accelerate Aging-Related Innovations in IDeA States
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 3 p.m. ET


Join the Idaho Technology Council (ITC) on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 3 p.m. ET for a small business funding webinar co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) Office of Small Business Research (OSBR), Montana BioScience Alliance, South Dakota Biotech Association, and Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network. OSBR Health Scientist Administrator Michael-David Kerns, M.M., M.S., Ph.D., will provide an overview of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, guidance on drafting a competitive application, and additional resources to advance your research to commercialization.


ITC aims to help local companies start, grow, and thrive. The member-driven organization includes partners ranging from growing and mid-size companies to large corporations, all committed to the success of Idaho’s technology ecosystem. Through the leadership of the private sector, ITC brings together industry, education, research, investment, and government throughout the state.


We invite entrepreneurial researchers, small businesses, and research organizations to learn how to tap into NIA’s SBIR/STTR programs, which can help accelerate research on innovations in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), AD-related dementias, and other diseases of aging.


The webinar will feature:

  • An overview of the SBIR and STTR programs and benefits of funding
  • Priority research interests for NIA-funded small businesses
  • Tips for submitting a competitive application
  • Upcoming funding opportunities and deadlines
  • Other resources and programs
  • Opportunities to discuss your application with OSBR staff


Michael-David Kerns, M.M., M.S., Ph.D.

Health Scientist Administrator

Office of Small Business Research

National Institute on Aging

National Institutes of Health





Who Should Attend?

Individuals from the following groups are encouraged to attend:

  • Small biotech and/or health care technology businesses
  • Academic researchers
  • Technology transfer organizations
  • Women- and minority-owned small businesses



Through the SBIR and STTR programs, NIA OSBR provides more than $100 million annually in set-aside, non-dilutive funding and resources to support small businesses looking to commercialize technologies. The small business programs support eligible companies and entrepreneurs creating innovative therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics that address aging, aging-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and the special needs of older Americans.


About Montana BioScience Alliance

The Montana Bioscience Alliance serves as a hub for Montana’s biotechnology companies, entrepreneurs, laboratories, hospitals, clinics, and universities to commercialize, grow, and sustain globally competitive bioscience companies — ultimately to create high-quality jobs and economic opportunity in Montana.


About South Dakota Biotech Association (SDBIO)

SDBIO is the state affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to developing biotechnology through expanding research, advocacy, funding, education, infrastructure development, and promotion. Formed in 2006, SDBIO serves a membership that includes business, universities, service providers, and statewide economic development entities to expand the bioscience industry. The primary goals of the association are to connect leaders and experts; collaborate to shape the future; and drive innovation to feed, fuel, and heal the world.


About Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network

The Wyoming SBDC Network is a partnership between the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Business Council, and the U.S. Small Business Administration, offering business expertise and technical assistance to help you start, grow, reinvent, or exit your business. As a member of Wyoming’s Business Resource Network, we’ll make sure you get connected with the resources you need to succeed.


February 3
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST