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8:45 a.m. - Networking via Zoom Chat

9:00 a.m. - Welcome/Logistics—Judy Costello, Managing Director, BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI)

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 FertigHHS
                    Small Business Program Lead, National Institutes of Health 

     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 (SLIDES)

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

      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 -  (SLIDES)

                         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 speaker

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  (SLIDES) (VIDEO)

11:30 am. - Military Medical SBIR/STTR Contract Opportunities - JR Myers, SBIR Project Manager, USAMRDC - (SLIDES) (VIDEO)

12:00 p.m. - Writing Your Specific Aims Page Deepa Narayanan - Program Director and Team Lead, NIH National
                     Cancer Institute 
SBIR Development Center - (SLIDES) (VIDEO)

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

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) - (SLIDES) (VIDEO)

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

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


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—Resources to help you find space, build out yourfirst lab, incentivize potential angel investors, support your R&D and job growth, and MORE!  Lynne Stein Benzion, Director, Economic Development, Montgomery County Economic Dev. Corp.Sharon Disque, Economic Development Manager, City of Gaithersburg, MDCarla Merritt, Senior Business Development Representative, Maryland Department of CommerceModerator: Judy Costello, Managing Director, BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI) (VIDEO)

11:00 a.m. - You Are Working on Non-Dilutive Funding, What's Next? —Next steps and additional resources togrow your company—informative conversation with Q&A. Ethel Rubin and John Sullivan,Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, BioHealth Innovation, Inc. and Anthony Saleh, CEO, miRecule - (SLIDES)

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


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