Small Business/Commercialization Opportunities for July

July 12 – SBIR/STTR Introduction and Proposal Prep Essentials for DOD,       NSF and NIH
Learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including eligibility requirements, the difference between SBIR and STTR, participating agencies and tips for success. Then focus on essential information for crafting a competitive proposal for the NIH, NSF and DoD programs. Session will cover distinguishing features and technology areas addressed by each of the agencies, getting registered so you can submit, preparing proposal components for maximum impact, what reviewers expect, and more.
Location: Macomb OU Inc, Sterling Hts.
Time: 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 in state; $150 all others (includes lunch)
July 14 – SBIR/STTR 101 and Proposal Prep for USDA
This program gives you the option of attending a morning SBIR/STTR introduction, an afternoon workshop in proposal preparation for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture – or both.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Morning attendees will learn the basics of the SBIR/STTR programs, including program goals and structure, eligibility, and sources of funding.
12:30 – 4 p.m. – The afternoon program will focus on the specific challenge of crafting a competitive SBIR proposal to the USDA. Topics will include: USDA’s targeted technology areas, company registration, R&D project planning, the process of proposal preparation, submission and evaluation, and tips for increasing your chance of funding success.
Location: Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, Fillmore Complex, Ottawa Co.
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $25 for morning or afternoon; $40 for full day (includes lunch)
July 15 – Think Your Company is Too Big for SBIR? Think Again.
Whether your company has 25 employees or 500, you might be eligible to compete for a slice of more than $2.6 billion in non-dilutive R&D grants and contracts awarded annually to innovative small companies by 11 federal agencies through the SBIR and STTR programs.
It’s generally (mistakenly) believed that these two programs are only for early-stage companies. But if your company is involved in doing things like…
  • High-risk/high-reward projects that do not meet the criteria for internal funding
  • Development of a new technology that is in-licensed
  • Evolving a new product idea that is being jointly developed with another company
… you may be able to use the SBIR/STTR programs to supplement your internal R&D budget or to partially fund diversification into new business areas. In this informative program, learn how your innovation and commercialization experience can give you an edge over companies that are still developing their first product or service.
Location: Start Garden, Grand Rapids
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Complimentary
Free to Michigan Companies: Pursuit Recorded Webinar Library
Contact BBCetc 

 for the discount code.

 

Bank of America Grants for Biomedical Research due Aug. 3rd

https://app.trialect.com/4214/display

We have a posting on Trialect  soliciting applications for Bank of America Life Sciences Research. The Program provides one year of seed funding to support high-risk, high-reward projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks. Requested amount can be up to $300,000 (inclusive of 10% indirect costs), and the number of awards available will be determined by the merit of the applications received. Submission deadline is Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT. We are reaching out to see if your team is interested.  The details can be perused at:  Bank of America Grants for Biomedical Research

 

Longer timeframe initiatives: Update from Federal Science Partners

White House Announces Funding Opportunity for Five New Manufacturing Institutes — The President announced the launch of five new manufacturing hub competitions, which will invest nearly $800 million in combined federal and non-federal resources to support transformative manufacturing technologies from collaborative robotics to biofabrication of cells and tissues, to revolutionizing the ways materials can be reused and recycled. With the new competitions underway, the Administration is on track to meet the President’s goal of a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) of 15 institutes underway across the country before the end of his Administration. The newly announced institute topics include:

Robotics in Manufacturing Environments Manufacturing Innovation Institute;
Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Innovation Institute;
Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute;
Reducing Embodied Energy and Decreasing Emissions in Materials Manufacturing Institute; and Industry-proposed Institutes Competition.

More information on these funding opportunities can be found here.

NSF Announces International Funding Opportunities — Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community. International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different national environments and cultural backgrounds. PIRE promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce. This PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF. Total anticipated funding is between $8 million and $12 million. Preliminary proposals are due by September 14, 2016. Full proposals are due April 24, 2017. Get more details here.

NIH and NSF Announce Joint Program Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data — The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognize that fundamental questions in basic, clinical, and translational research could benefit greatly from multidisciplinary approaches that involve experts in quantitative disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, and computer science.

The Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data Program is designed to support research that addresses important application areas at the intersection of the biomedical and data sciences by encouraging inter- and multi-disciplinary collaborations that focus on innovative and transformative approaches to address these challenges. Recent advances in medical and healthcare technologies are creating a paradigm shift in how medical practitioners and biomedical researchers approach the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases. New imaging technologies, advances in genetic testing, and innovations in wearable and/or ambient sensors are allowing researchers to predict health outcomes and develop personalized treatments or interventions. Coupled with the rapid growth in computing and infrastructure, researchers now have the ability to collect, store, and analyze vast amounts of health- and disease-related data from biological, biomedical, behavioral, social, environmental, and clinical studies. The explosion in the availability of biomedical big data from disparate sources, and the complex data structures including images, networks, and graphs, pose significant challenges in terms of visualization, modeling, and analysis. While there have been some encouraging developments related to foundational mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches for big data challenges over the past decade, there have been relatively few opportunities for collaboration on challenges related to biomedical data science. This joint program is designed to address that need. NSF and NIH estimate that about $5 million will be available to support up to 20 awards. More information can be found here.

Whitney Foundation Fellowships

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences.  The Whitney Fellowship grant is for a period of three years.  Fellows will be provided a stipend of $51,000 USD. In addition, they will be provided with funding to defray travel expenses, child care expenses, and conference presentations. Around 25 fellows will be awarded. As the deadline is fast approaching, we are reaching out to see if your team is interested. The details can be perused on  Trialect  at:  Whitney Foundation Fellowships

SBIR/STTR Preparation from BBC

July 12 – SBIR/STTR Introduction and Proposal Prep Essentials for DOD,       NSF and NIH
Learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including eligibility requirements, the difference between SBIR and STTR, participating agencies and tips for success. Then focus on essential information for crafting a competitive proposal for the NIH, NSF and DoD programs. Session will cover distinguishing features and technology areas addressed by each of the agencies, getting registered so you can submit, preparing proposal components for maximum impact, what reviewers expect, and more.
Location: Macomb OU Inc, Sterling Hts.
Time: 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 in state; $150 all others (includes lunch)
July 14 – SBIR/STTR 101 and Proposal Prep for USDA
This program gives you the option of attending a morning SBIR/STTR introduction, an afternoon workshop in proposal preparation for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture – or both.


9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Morning attendees will learn the basics of the SBIR/STTR programs, including program goals and structure, eligibility, and sources of funding.
12:30 – 4 p.m. – The afternoon program will focus on the specific challenge of crafting a competitive SBIR proposal to the USDA. Topics will include: USDA’s targeted technology areas, company registration, R&D project planning, the process of proposal preparation, submission and evaluation, and tips for increasing your chance of funding success.
Location: Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, Fillmore Complex, Ottawa Co.
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $25 for morning or afternoon; $40 for full day (includes lunch)


July 15 – Think Your Company is Too Big for SBIR? Think Again.
Whether your company has 25 employees or 500, you might be eligible to compete for a slice of more than $2.6 billion in non-dilutive R&D grants and contracts awarded annually to innovative small companies by 11 federal agencies through the SBIR and STTR programs.
It’s generally (mistakenly) believed that these two programs are only for early-stage companies. But if your company is involved in doing things like…
  • High-risk/high-reward projects that do not meet the criteria for internal funding
  • Development of a new technology that is in-licensed
  • Evolving a new product idea that is being jointly developed with another company
… you may be able to use the SBIR/STTR programs to supplement your internal R&D budget or to partially fund diversification into new business areas. In this informative program, learn how your innovation and commercialization experience can give you an edge over companies that are still developing their first product or service.
Location: Start Garden, Grand Rapids
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Complimentary
Free to Michigan Companies: Pursuit Recorded Webinar Library
Contact BBCetc 

 for the discount code.

 

NSF RFPs for Sept/Dec

 

 Solicitation: NSF 16-571
Due Date: September 14, 2016
Institutional Limit: 1
Limit Summary: A single organization may submit one preliminary proposal as the lead institution. Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only. There is no limit on the number of proposals in which an institution can participate as a partner.

NIH Funding Opportunities & Notices

Requests for Applications

  • Limited Competition: NIDCR Supplements to NCATS CTSA Programs for Scholars Pursing Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Clinical and Translational Research Career Development (Admin Supp)
    (RFA-DE-17-008)
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 1, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • Neurocognitive Effects of Glycemic Dysregulation in Type 1 Diabetes (DP3)
    (RFA-DK-16-007)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 14, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Limited Competition for the Continuation of the Collaborative Islet Transplantation Registry (UC4)
    (RFA-DK-16-503)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 21, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Bold New Bioengineering Methods and Approaches for Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders and Diseases (R21)
    (RFA-HL-17-015)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 13, 2016; January 10, 2017; May 10, 2017; October 13, 2017; January 10, 2018; May 10, 2018; October 10, 2018; January 10, 2019; May 10, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
  • Planning Grant for NINDS Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Center Without Walls (R34)
    (RFA-NS-16-024)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 30, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.

MichBio: 2016 Military Health Systems Research Symposium July 13

 

Preparing for the 2016 Military Health Systems Research Symposium
July 13, 2016


Join us for an informative webinar on the U.S. military’s premier meeting for bio-industry funding, R&D partnerships, and collaborative innovation. It’s a great opportunity for any company with technology applicable to the protection, healing, and/or rehabilitation of the American warfighter.

G2G Consulting, which has over a decade of experience working with the U.S Military Health Systems, will provide an overview of the symposium, including the agenda, format, and travel logistics. Additionally, G2G will offer strategic guidance on how to effectively prepare for the symposium and make the absolute most of a company’s time while in attendance.


This webinar will conclude with a Q&A period where participants can discuss how their particular technology may be a fit with the symposium.

G2G can provide insight on how to best communicate with the military’s technical and programmatic staff in furtherance of funding, R&D, and/or procurement.

 

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This event is complimentary for BioOhio, Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) and MichBio members
MEMBERS REGISTER HERE