19th Annual Conference Registration Update - Early Bird registration ends today October 6

Don’t miss the chance to learn how to access federal seed funding to develop your technology!

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Join us for the 19th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference: In the Heartland of BioHealth Innovation inMilwaukee, WI on November 7–9, 2017. This annual conference is relevant to a diverse audience, including biomedical entrepreneurs, principal investigators, grants and contracts administrators, and industry partners and investors. We are also committed to reaching and collaborating with Woman-Owned and Socially Disadvantaged Business owners, and the professional organizations that support them.

You will network with potential partners and learn how to successfully participate in federal seed funding programs from the Department of Health and Human Services during an interactive three-day conference which includes opportunities to:

  1. Meet one-on-one with HHS SBIR/STTR program managers

Over 100 federal staff, including representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Small Business Administration (SBA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), and HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will be holding one-on-one meetings and giving presentations.

  1. Learn from successful HHS SBIR/STTR awardees

You will have the chance to hear tips from successful applicants, potential funding partners and companies during interactive workshops and sessions which include:

  • Advice to Applicants from Program Staff: Making the Most of the Conference 

Stephanie Fertig, MBA, Director, NINDS Small Business Programs

  • Resources for Women & Minority Owned Businesses

Stephanie Fertig, MBA, Director, NINDS Small Business Programs

  • Lessons Learned from Successful Companies: Navigating Application & Commercialization

Stephanie Fertig, MBA, Director, NINDS Small Business Programs

  • Successfully Submitting a Small Business Grant using Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST)

Sheri Cummins, Chief, Grants Information, OER

  • Phase I & II SBIR/STTR Proposal Development 

Lisa Kurek, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

  • Clinical Trials Update

Sherry Mills, MD, MPH, Director, OEP and Division of Loan Repayment, OER

  1. Explore the research benefits of the Wisconsin economy
  • Wisconsin institutions received $20 million in NIH grants in FY 2016 to train the next

generation of innovative scientists.

  • A total of 23 Wisconsin businesses received NIH funding totaling $16 million for the

research and development of technologies with potential commercial applications.

  • In 2014, Wisconsin was home to 1,264 bioscience business establishments. Residents held

31,687 bioscience industry jobs, and the average annual wage in the bioscience sector was

$32,533 higher than the private sector overall.


View the agenda for the full list of speakers, workshops, and sessions.

Only one week left to take advantage of Early Bird Registration, don’t miss out!