Panel Discussion: “Become a Biotech Entrepreneur”Wednesday, April 27, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

The Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are a critical source of non-dilutive financing for early-stage companies. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) SBIR Development Center provides funding, networking, and mentoring support for small business developing innovative cancer technologies. In fiscal year 2022, NCI SBIR will provide $182 million to small businesses to translate their innovation from lab to market.

Join Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) SBIR Development Center, the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, and the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council on Wednesday, April 27, from 1–2:30 p.m. EDT via Zoom. Our panel of experts will discuss funding opportunities available through the NCI SBIR Development Center.

NCI SBIR Director Michael Weingarten and Program Director Monique Pond will discuss fundamental information on NCI SBIR/STTR funding, as well as commercialization resources and application tips. Judith Sheft, executive director of the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, will moderate the event.

You will learn about:

• SBIR/STTR eligibility requirements• NIH SBIR/STTR process and new cancer-focused funding opportunities from NCI• NCI SBIR/STTR initiatives such as the I-Corps at NIH Entrepreneurship Program, Applicant Assistant Program, etc.• NCI Investor Initiative to help NCI SBIR-funding companies to connect with investors, venture capitalists, strategic partners, and business leaders from the biotech and pharmaceutical industries• Practical strategies on how to successfully submit competitive research proposals

Fifteen minute 1:1 sessions are now being scheduled with NCI SBIR program directors. Attendees can schedule an appointment by sending a one-page technology summary along with your name and affiliation to Bryce Geiling, communications specialist, NCI SBIR Development Center.