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Day 1, June 2 — Submission, Policies, Procedures


7:00 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast with the NIH / CDC / FDA Staff
"How to Get the Most Out of the Conference"
Ms. Jo Anne Goodnight, NIH SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator


Ballroom A

Rooms 302

Room 305

Rooms 306

8:00 – 8:15

Ms. Jo Anne Goodnight, NIH SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator & Mr. Scott Daugherty, Executive Director, NC SBTDC




8:15 – 9:00

Dr. Bob McMahan, Dean of WCU School of Engineering (former Science Advisor to the Governor, SBIR awardee)




9:00 – 9:45

Overview and Update of the NIH SBIR & STTR Programs




9:45 – 10:00


10:00 – 11:30

NIH SBIR/STTR Receipt, Referral, and Review Processes





11:30 – 1:00

Lunch | Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles Hamner, Chairman of the Board, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences; Former President & CEO NC Biotechnology Center

1:00– 1:45

Preparing a Successful Application in a Competitive Environment

Workshop: Indirect Cost Rates and Accounting Systems


All You Ever Wanted to Know About the Electronic Submission Process

1:45 – 2:30

Compliance and Stewardship of Federal Funds

2:30 – 3:00

Identifying NIH SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities

Using SBIR/STTR for University Technology Spin-out

One-on-Ones for Electronic Submission


3:00 – 3:15


3:15 – 4:00

Tools for Identifying Research Funding Beyond SBIR

Leveraging State Resources


Peek Into the NIA, NHLBI and NIGMS: Special Programs and Resources

4:00 – 4:45

Protecting Your Intellectual Property through iEdison Invention Reporting

NIH SBIR Contracting Opportunities

Peek Into the NIDA, NIAMS, NIEHS and NCMHD: Special Programs and Resources

4:45 – 5:00

Wrap Up




Day 2, June 3 — Transitioning to the Market

 7:00 – 8:00

  Continental Breakfast



Ballroom A

Rooms 215-216

Rooms 210-212

Rooms 213-214

8:00 – 9:30

Strategies for Commercialization: Building a Business Roadmap to Success

WORKSHOP:  Indirect Cost Rates and Accounting Systems (Repeat of previous day)


All You Ever Wanted to Know About the Electronic Submission Process (Repeat of previous day)

9:30 – 10:15

Raising Follow-on Capital: Beyond SBIR

Online Market Research Tools at Low to No Cost

One-on-Ones for Electronic Submission

10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:15

Building Corporate Alliances & Partnerships

Incubator Programs in North Carolina


Peek Into the NIAID, NCI and NEI: Special Programs and Resources

11:15 – 12:00

Biomanufacturing: Navigating the Road from Discovery to Market


Selling Your SBIR/STTR-developed Technology to Federal Agencies

Peek Into the NBIB, NCRR and CDC: Special Programs and Resources

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch On Own or Attend Luncheon Session (reservation required)
Women in Business: From the Trenches, Room 305

 1:30 – 2:15

Overview of Regulatory Requirements: Medical Devices

Commercializing Your Healthcare / IT / Media Product


Overview of Regulatory Requirements: Pharmaceuticals

2:15 – 3:00

NIH Technical Assistance Programs

Interactive Multi-media Panel: Commercialization of Behavioral Services, Interventions and Products

Peek Into NIDDK, NIMH and NINDS: Special Programs and Resources

3:00 – 3:30

Wrap-Up and Adjourn