University Startups and National Cancer Institute Funding, Resources

University Startups: How Can I Make the Most of Funding and Resources from the National Cancer Institute?

February 18, 2021 (Thursday)
Noon – 1:30 EST
$150 AUTM Members/$225 Non-members
Monique Pond, PhD – Program Director at NCI SBIR Development Center
Sanket Mishra, PhD – Co-founder & Scientist at Grannus; Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Notre Dame

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What It's All About
Thinking about starting a small business to develop your technology as a university spinout? Looking for resources to support your new startup? Wondering how to use your research skills as a springboard to entrepreneurship? Then this webinar is for you!
Come hear the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Program Director Monique Pond discuss the resources available at NCI for academic entrepreneurs. In FY 2020, the NCI Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center provided approximately $179 million in funding to U.S. small businesses through the SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The Center provides non-funding support as well, including entrepreneurial training programs such as I-Corps at NIH and programs to facilitate connections between innovators and potential investors.
You’ll also hear first-hand from someone who has done it. The co-founder of Grannus, a University of Notre Dame biotechnology spinoff, will discuss his experience as a postdoc developing an anti-cancer therapeutic and translating it towards the clinic, with support from the NCI SBIR Development Center.
Whether a technology is in the pre-clinical or clinical stage of development, NCI can help translate innovative research ideas to the marketplace. Come learn how NCI helps small businesses cross the "Valley of Death" and reach commercialization.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about funding opportunities available to small businesses through the SBIR/STTR Program.
  2. Understand how academic entrepreneurs utilize non-funding resources available at NCI to grow their startups.
  3. Hear from an early-stage academic career scientist how academic research and entrepreneurship can go hand-in-hand.