Using America’s Seed Fund to Expand the University Innovation Ecosystem
July 13 (Tuesday)
12:00 – 1:15 PM EDT
$150 Members/$225 Non-Members
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Ashim Subedee, PhD — NIH Small Business Education and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) Office
Jennifer Shieh, PhD — U.S. Small Business Administration
What It's All About
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) will share how America’s Seed Fund - the Small Business Innovation Research/ Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs - enables the transition of university-based research. Beyond the $4 billion each year of funding to startups, complementary programs enable academics and startups to translate research discoveries into innovative technologies.
SBA will share how to tap into initiatives like the Federal
and State Technology (FAST) Partnership program and Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, as well as opportunities to inspire students to become entrepreneurs.
NIH will discuss resources available to academic and small business innovators to translate academic discoveries into commercial products that improve patient health, including the NIH’s Proof-of-Concept Network (POCN), a nationwide public-private network of 15 centers and hubs spanning more than 100 universities and colleges and offering feasibility funding and entrepreneurship training and mentorship.
- Provide an overview of the SBIR/STTR programs and how academic innovators can use them to turn their research into impactful products and services.
- Describe opportunities for funding and resources for innovation ecosystem builders, including tech transfer offices and others in the university community that support innovators.
- Discuss the NIH’s initiatives with academic innovators to promote groundbreaking discoveries that enhance healthcare across the nation.