Events Calendar

VIRTUAL SBIR and OTHER NON-DILUTIVE FUNDING SOURCES WORKSHOP with 1:1 PARTNERING – March 17-19, 2021
From Wednesday, March 17, 2021
To Friday, March 19, 2021

SBIRXL6Partnering meeting slots now are full with more than 450 1:1 partnering meetings requested with Program Officers from NSF, NIH and its individual institutes (NCI, NIA, NIAID, NIDA, NHLBI) and the University of Maryland MIPS.  Do not miss the opportunity to hear from these program leaders. Learn how to write compelling Research Aims and Commercialization Plans, current areas of focus for nondilutive funding resources, additional government resources, and best industry strategies to support your firm’s growth. Confirmed speakers/partnering meeting participants include:

  • Henry Ahn - Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Lynne Stein BenzionDirector, Economic Development, Montgomery County Econ. Dev. Corp. (MCEDC)
  • Katie Bratlie - Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Christie Canaria, PhD - Program Director, SBIR Development Center, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Judy CostelloManaging Director, Economic Development, BioHealth Innovation (BHI)
  • Stephanie Davis, PhD - Small Business Program Coordinator, NIH Nat’l Heart Lung & Blood Inst. (NHLBI)
  • Sharon Disque, Economic Development Manager, City of Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Stephanie Fertig, HHS Small Business Program Lead, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Jonathan Franca-Koh, PhD - Program Director, SBIR Development Center, National Cancer Inst (NCI).
  • Armineh Ghazarian - Senior Program Analyst, NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • Colleen Gibney, SBIR Deputy Project Manager, US Army Medical Research & Dev. Command (USAMRDC)
  • Luis Gutierrez - Entrepreneur-in-Residence, BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI)
  • Todd Haim, PhD - Chief, Office of Small Business Research, NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • Elena Koustova, PhD, MBA - Director, Office of Translational Initiatives and Program Innovations (OTIPI), NIDA SBIR/STTR Coordinator, NIH National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Office of Director
  • Ashwin Kulkarni, COO, miRecule; Associate, BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI)
  • Natalia Kruchinin, PhD - SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator, RTSP, DEA, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Carla Merritt, Senior Business Development Representative, Maryland Department of Commerce
  • JR Myers, SBIR Project Manager, US Army Medical Research & Development Command (USAMRDC)
  • Mike Minicozzi, PhD, Senior Program Officer, DAIT, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Alastair Monk - Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Deepa Narayanan - Program Director and Team Lead, NIH National Cancer Institute SBIR Development Center (NCI)
  • Rini Pek, PhD - Senior Analyst, BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI)
  • Erik Pierstorff - Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Victor Prikhodko - Senior Business Dev. Mgr., SBIR/STTR NIH National Inst. of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Monique Pond, PhD - Program Director, SBIR Development Center, National Cancer Institute
  • Reema Railkar, PhD - Program Manager, SBIR Development Center, National Cancer Institute
  • Saroj Regmi, PhD - Health Science Administrator, Office of Small Business Research, NIH National Institute on Aging
  • Andrea Renner - Technical Assistance Advocate, US Army Medical Research & Dev Command (USAMRDC)
  • Ethel Rubin, PhD - Entrepreneur-in-Residence, BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI)
  • Anthony Saleh, PhDCEO, miRecule
  • Ben Schrag,PhD - Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • John Sullivan - Entrepreneur-in-Residence, BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI)
  • Onur Unal, Manager, Life Sciences Projects, Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS), Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTech), University of Maryland

 Register (no fee) today!    www.tinyurl.com/2021SBIR  Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NOTE:  Different institutes are available to meet at different times during the March 17-19th period. 
              You will be able to request meetings once you have registered and received the partnering log-in.

 

AGENDA:

MARCH 17

 8:45 a.m. - Networking via Zoom Chat

 9:00 a.m. - Welcome/Logistics

 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - 1:1 Meetings with Program Officers*

 9:05 a.m. - Overview:  SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities at the NIH
Stephanie
                    Fertig
, HHS Small Business Program Lead, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
             

                  Institute Insights re SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities  

 

                  9:20 a.m. - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Stephanie Davis, PhD - Small
                                    Business Program Coordinator, NHLBI


                  9:35 a.m. - National Institute on Aging -
Saroj Regmi, PhD - Health Science
                                    Administrator Office of Small Business Research, NIA


                  9:50 a.m. - National Institute on Drug Abuse -
Elena Koustova, PhD, MBA -
                                    Director, Office of Translational Initiatives and Program Innovations

                  (OTIPI), NIDA, SBIR/STTR Coordinator, NIDA Office of Director

10:05 a.m. - National Cancer Institute - Reema Railkar, PhD - Program
                                Manager, NIH National Cancer Institute SBIR Development Center

10:20 a.m. - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Natalia
                     Kruchinin, PhD
- SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator, RTSP, DEA

 

10:35 a.m. - Q&A with all NIH speakers

 

10:50 a.m. - Networking via Zoom Chat

11:00 a.m. - SBIR Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation   
                     
Ben Schrag - Program Director, NSF

 

 

 

11:30 am. - JR Myers, SBIR
                    Project Manager, USAMRDC

 

12:00 p.m. - Writing Your Specific Aims Page - Deepa Narayanan - Program
                     Director and Team Lead, NIH National Cancer Institute SBIR   
                     Development Center Military Medical SBIR/STTR Contract Opportunities

12:30 p.m. - Writing Your Phase II Commercialization Plan - Todd Haim, PhD - Chief,
                     Office of Small Business Research, NIA

 1:00 p.m. – Networking via Zoom Chat

 1:30 p.m. - Funding Projects thru MIPS at the University of Maryland - Onur Unal,
                    Manager, Life Sciences Projects, Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS),

                    Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTech)

 2:00 p.m. - Tips for a Winning Application - Rini Pek, Senior Analyst, BioHealth
                    Innovation, Inc.
(BHI) and Ashwin Kulkarni, COO, miRecule

Until 4:00 p.m. - 1:1 Meetings with Program Officers Continue*

 

MARCH 18

 

1:1 Partnering Meetings with Program Officers Continue 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*

  9:30 a.m. - Networking via Zoom Chat

10:00 a.m. - Local Government Resources to Support Innovation

                     Learn about resources available to help you find space, build out your first lab,

                     incentivize potential angel investors, support your R&D and job growth, and
                     MORE!

                     Lynne Stein Benzion, Director, Economic Development, Montgomery
                                                                      County Economic Development Corp.
(MCEDC)

                     Sharon Disque, Economic Development Manager, City of Gaithersburg, MD

                     Carla Merritt, Senior Business Development Representative, Maryland
                                           Department of Commerce

                    Moderator:  Judy Costello, Managing Director, BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI)

                              

11:00 a.m. - You Are Working on Non-Dilutive Funding, What's Next?  

         Learn about next steps and additional resources to grow your company. Fireside
         chat w/ Q&A.  
        Ethel Rubin and John Sullivan, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, BioHealth
        Innovation
, Inc. and Anthony Saleh, CEO, miRecule

 

12:00 p.m.  1:1 Partnering Meetings with Program Officers Continue until 4:00 p.m.*

MARCH 19

9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. - 1:1 Partnering Meetings with Program Officers Continue*

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*MARCH 17-19 PARTNERING MEETING PARTICIPANTS

 

  • DoD (USAMRDC) - Colleen Gibney
  • DoD (USAMRDC) - Andrea Renner
  • NIDA - Victor Prikhodko
  • NCI - Katie Bratlie
  • NCI - Christie Canaria
  • NCI - Jonathan Franca-Koh
  • NCI - Monique Pond
  • NHLBI - Stephanie Davis
  • NIH - Stephanie Fertig
  • NIA - Saroj Regmi
  • NIA - Armineh Ghazarian
  • NIAID - Natalia Kruchinin
  • NIAID - Mike Minnicozzi
  • NSF - Henry Ahn
  • NSF - Alastair Monk
  • NSF - Erik Pierstorff
  • NSF - Alastair Monk
  • NSF - Ben Schrag
  • MCEDC - Lynne Stein Benzion
  • MIPS - Onur Unal
  • BHI – Luis Gutierrez, Jr.
  • BHI - Rini Pek
  • BHI - Ashwin Kulkarni

 

Different institutes are available to meet at different times during the March 17-19th period.  You will be able to request meetings once you have registered and received the partnering log-in.

 

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NOTE: Due to Covid19, many of these events may be postponed/canceled or changed to virtual meetings. Please check with each host before registering.