NIH Small Business Opportunities
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is accepting applications to two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to assist small businesses with commercialization of their technologies.
- The NIH Commercialization Accelerator Program is a competitive program designed to help small businesses with meeting their commercialization objectives. Participants selected for the program will receive help with establishing market and customer relevance, building commercial relationships, and identifying revenue opportunities. Small businesses whose NIH SBIR and STTR Phase II, Phase IIB, or Phase II portion of a fast-track award is current or was active in the past five fiscal years are eligible to apply. The application deadline is August 22.
- The NIH Commercialization Readiness Pilot program facilitates the commercialization of previously funded SBIR and STTR Phase II and Phase IIB projects by funding activities not typically supported through Phase II or Phase IIB grants or contracts. Small businesses that have had an active NIH SBIR or STTR Phase II or Phase IIB award within the last 36 months are eligible to apply. Awardees will receive up to $300,000. Standard SBIR/STTR application deadlines apply for these grants; the next deadline is September 5.