Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SBIR/STTR Conference Volunteers

Washington State is pleased to be hosting the 17th Annual National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference, to be held *October 27 – 29, 2015* at the *Bell Harbor International Conference Center.* This three day conference will provide attendees an opportunity to learn more about the $780 million dollars of annual NIH funding available exclusively for small businesses to perform innovative research and build new businesses based on their technologies.

*Conference organizers are **looking for student volunteers* that ideally would be able to commit to all 3 days and in return would have the opportunity to attend portions of the conference that they are interested in.  Volunteer duties will include directing attendees to various locations and staffing the registration and information tables.  *Registration will be comped by the state*.  More conference information can be found at www.washingtonlifesciences.com/nih2015.

Over 100 NIH SBIR and STTR program managers and federal staffers, including representatives from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with 500 health and science managers, entrepreneurs, business executives, non-profit and university researchers, and consulting organizations will convene in Seattle for this important conference.

Attendees discover how to successfully submit an application; tips for approaching partners and investors; the types of technical assistance programs NIH offers to awardees; and have the chance to discuss specific questions with NIH SBIR and STTR subject matter experts.

Email jamierosekuhar@gmail.com if interested, even if you can't make all three days.