Collaborative Connecticut

All members of the innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem are welcome. Inclusion is key. Please join us! This month's generous sponsor is Wiggin and Dana.

Greg Evans from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH will present an overview of NIH-wide aspects of the federal SBIR/STTR programs, and then will discuss NCI-specific aspects of these programs, and how NCI manages its SBIR/STTR programs a little differently from other parts of NIH. NCI offers research funding for small businesses in the form of Phase I, II, IIB, and Fast-Track grants, and of Phase I, II, and Fast-Track SBIR contracts. The Phase IIB Bridge grant is a matching fund program that leverages private sector investment. Finally, Greg will highlight a number of resources other than research funding that NCI offers to aid commercialization of new cancer products by small businesses, including mentorship in commercialization organized by product type, I-Corps entrepreneurship training, help with fundraising, and help with regulatory strategies. Greg’s slides will be shared with anyone who wants them.