11. August 2020 - 18:00 till 19:30

Small Business Funding Opportunities from the National Cancer Institute, Online, Tuesday, 11. August 2020

The TMC ACT program is excited to partner with the National Cancer Institute for a discussion around small business funding opportunities.

About this Event

The National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Development Center provides funding, networking, and mentoring assistance to small businesses with early-stage innovative cancer technology projects. NCI SBIR Team Leader Greg Evans and Program Directors Christie Canaria and Nancy Kamei will present funding opportunities and commercialization resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

This presentation is appropriate for both established and emerging entrepreneurs in small businesses or academia interested in moving life science technologies to patients and/or marketplace. The presentation will cover the following topics:

Overview of SBIR/STTR eligibility requirements

  • New and existing funding opportunities from NIH and NCI
  • Resources such as the I-Corps™ at NIH Program and Applicant Assistance Program
  • Initiatives to help NCI SBIR-funded 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

NCI SBIR staff are available to meet with select researchers to discuss potential projects one-on-one following the virtual event. Interested parties should send a one-page executive summary/specific aims page to Ashley Francis, TMC ACT Program Manager, at email by July 31st.

Registration ends on July 31st

About the TMC ACT Program

TMC ACT is the only cancer therapeutics accelerator building relationships with health care professionals leading the world’s best cancer treatment programs at the Texas Medical Center member hospitals.

The ACT program is a CPRIT funded accelerator launched in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Consortium (GCC) and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) to support Texas-based biotech entrepreneurs, researchers contemplating translations, and internal comprehensive drug development programs.

ACT is a comprehensive nine-month program designed to enhance oncology biotech entrepreneurship training and drug development programs in Texas. ACT will simultaneously provide Texas researchers and startup companies with integrated training, resources, and mentoring in order to help advance innovative cancer therapy discoveries and development programs, ultimately leading to new approaches and therapies for cancer patients.


Tuesday, 11. August 2020, Online, Small Business Funding Opportunities from the National Cancer Institute

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