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NJSBDC August 2015 SBIR Update


2015 SBIR/STTR Training Seminars


NIH SBIR Program


One-to-One Appointments

Featuring: The National Cancer Institute &

The Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Friday, September 25, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM

Sponsored by:



Sponsoring Organizations: BioNJ, NJ Technology Council, &

Rutgers Office of New Ventures & Entrepreneurship

Hosted by: NJEDA Commercialization Center,

North Brunswick


This seminar is intended to provide participants with an overview of the SBIR and STTR programs with a focus on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its 2 largest Institutes, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAID). The program will also include instruction on topic searching and an introduction to proposal writing followed by a networking lunch and 1-to-1 conversations with NCI and NIAID representatives in the afternoon.



8:00- 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30- 8:35 am Welcomes, Introductions
8:35- 9:20 am Overview of the SBIR and STTR Programs
9:20- 9:50 am Current NIH and NCI Funding Opportunities and Guidance
9:50- 10:20 am

Solicitation and Topic Search and Selection,

Introduction to Proposal Writing

10:20- 10:30 am Break
10:30- 10:45 am NIH Budget Proposals
10:45- 11:15 am National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
11:15- 11:30 pm Collaborating With Rutgers University
11:30- 12:00 pm NIH SBIR Success Story:Dr. Benjamin Belinka,

President and CEO,

Actinobac Biomed, Inc.

12:00- 12:15 pm Wrap-up
12:15- 1:00 pm Networking lunch
1:00- 4:00 pm

15 minute 1-to-1 sessions with NCI and NIAID


The seminar will be delivered by:

-Todd Haim Program Director, NCI SBIR Development Center
-Natalia Kruchinin SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
-Michael Minnicozzi Program Officer, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
-Randy Harmon NJSBDC Technology Commercialization Consultant
-Anthony Faugno CPA, Partner, EisnerAmper
Vincent Smeraglia Executive Director, Rutgers Office of Research Commercialization


To reserve a 1-to-1 slot, send an E-message to rgharmon@njsbdc.com upon registration along with no more than a 1-page overview of the technology, including the specific objectives of what you would like to accomplish with SBIR funding. Appointments will be scheduled upon receipt of the overview. Overviews must be received by Wednesday, September 23rd.



Registration: $45 in advance, $60 after 9/23, visit www.njsbdc.com/sbir beginning 8/14/2015.

SBIR & STTR Introductory Webcasts

View each individually via the links above – or – as a Full Presentation via the YouTube Playlist below.

*Once you have viewed the webcasts, please post any comments you have to YouTube.

We welcome your feedback.


  • SBIR Gateway -One stop SBIR/STTR resource site
  • Proposal Preparation AssistanceGuidance in pursuing the SBIR/STTR programs, assistance in drafting proposals and written critiques of proposals are available to New Jersey entrepreneurs and small business owners through NJSBDC. Contact Randy Harmon at rgharmon@njsbdc.com for more information.

Technology Commercialization Consulting

Helping entrepreneurs launch and grow science & tech-based businesses

*For more information about SBIR/STTR, help in identifying suitable topics, or a guided tour of the SBIR Gateway web site, please email rgharmon@njsbdc.com*

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