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Small Business Opportunities

Meeting participants sit at conference tableNCATS seeks to increase small business participation in federally supported research and development as well as private-sector commercialization of technology developed with federal support. The Center achieves this through the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Read more about programs, eligibility and applicant information.

NCATS also is interested in the application of clinical technology, instruments, devices and related methodologies that may have broad application to clinical research. In particular, NCATS funds applications that enhance clinical research and patient care. Read more about SBIR and STTR Topics of Interest.

For more information about small business opportunities at NCATS, review the Small Business Opportunities Fact Sheet or contact Lili Portilla.

Open Funding Opportunities

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

  • NIH-OD-15-003: NIH Offers Niche Assessment Program to SBIR and STTR Phase I Awardees
  • PHS 2015-1: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Contract Solicitation and Amendment 2
  • PA-14-307: Platform Delivery Technologies for Nucleic Acid Therapeutics (R43/R44)
  • RFA-HL-15-008: Bioreactors for Reparative Medicine (R43/R44)
  • PAR-14-261: Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Team Training Pilot Program for NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grantees (Admin Supp)
  • PAR-14-088: Direct Phase II SBIR Grants to Support Biomedical Technology Development
  • NOT-OD-14-048: NIH Implements Option for Applicants to Switch between the SBIR/STTR Programs and the SBIR Direct to Phase II Pilot of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011
  • PA-14-071: PHS 2014-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])
  • PAR-13-345: Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Drug Delivery Systems SBIR (R43)
  • RFA-HL-14-011: Onsite Tools and Technologies for Heart, Lung, and Blood Clinical Research Point-of-Care SBIR (R43/R44)
  • RFA-HL-14-012: Small Market Awards: SBIR Phase IIB Competing Renewals for Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Technologies with Small Commercial Markets (R44)
  • NOT-OD-13-116: New Program Certifications Required for SBIR and STTR Awards
  • NOT-OD-13-109: NIH Offers Niche Assessment Program to SBIR and STTR Phase I Awardees
  • NOT-OD-13-071: HHS Reissues PHS 2013-02 SBIR and STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitations Implementing Venture Capital Provision and SBA Company Registry Requirement of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011
  • NOT-OD-13-003: NIH Offers Commercialization Assistance Program to SBIR and STTR Phase II Awardees
  • PA-10-122: SHIFT Award: Small Businesses Helping Investigators to Fuel the Translation of Scientific Discoveries

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

  • NIH-OD-15-003: NIH Offers Niche Assessment Program to SBIR and STTR Phase I Awardees
  • PA-14-308: Platform Delivery Technologies for Nucleic Acid Therapeutics (R41/R42)
  • RFA-HL-15-004: Bioreactors for Reparative Medicine (R41/R42)
  • PAR-14-261: Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Team Training Pilot Program for NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grantees (Admin Supp)
  • NOT-OD-14-048: NIH Implements Option for Applicants to Switch between the SBIR/STTR Programs and the SBIR Direct to Phase II Pilot of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011
  • PA-14-072: PHS 2014-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])
  • RFA-HL-14-017: Onsite Tools and Technologies for Heart, Lung, and Blood Clinical Research Point-of-Care STTR (R41/R42)
  • NOT-OD-13-116: New Program Certifications Required for SBIR and STTR Awards
  • PAR-13-346: Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Drug Delivery Systems STTR (R41)
  • NOT-OD-13-109: NIH Offers Niche Assessment Program to SBIR and STTR Phase I Awardees
  • NOT-OD-13-071: HHS Reissues PHS 2013-02 SBIR and STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitations Implementing Venture Capital Provision and SBA Company Registry Requirement of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011
  • NOT-OD-13-003: NIH Offers Commercialization Assistance Program to SBIR and STTR Phase II Awardees

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Contact

Lili Portilla, M.P.A.


SBIR Contract Opportunity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NIH, including NCATS, released a new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract solicitation on Aug. 15, 2014. Submit an application by November 5. Review Amendment 2 to see answers to general questions.


2014 Small Business Application Deadlines

April 5
August 5
December 5

Learn more about the 2014 Omnibus solicitation and the topics of interest to NCATS.


NIH SBIR/STTR Pre-Submission Webinar Resources

NIH hosted a pre-submission webinar about its SBIR and STTR programs on March 6, 2014. Access the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and transcript to learn about the registration and submission process, common submission errors, eligibility requirements and recent changes, venture capital support, switching between SBIR and STTR, the SBIR Direct Phase II opportunity, and other relevant program updates.


NIH Launches "I-Corps"

NCATS and three other NIH Institutes participate in “I-Corps” pilot program to speed up development and commercialization of new products and services generated by projects funded through NIH’s SBIR and STTR awards.