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AdvaMed 2014 – Chicago, IL
October 6–8, 2014
McCormick Place
2301 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Chicago, IL 60616

AdvaMed 2014 is the leading MedTech Conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking.

This year, AdvaMed selected 12 NIH-funded companies as Emerging Growth Company scholars to attend and present at the conference.

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New SBIR Opportunities for Early-Stage and Venture-Backed Companies – Philadelphia, PA
October 9, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
University City Science Center
3711 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

The National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research Development Center (NCI SBIR) is participating in a special session on recently released funding opportunities available to small businesses.

Program Director Ming Zhao will discuss small business funding opportunities from the NCI as well as tips on strengthening your application. He will also hold one-on-one sessions.

This event is free, but registration is required.

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2014 NIH SBIR/STTR Conference – Albuquerque, NM
October 21–23, 2014
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

The 16th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference will be held from October 21 — 23 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. The NIH SBIR/STTR conference helps small businesses in the life science sector learn more about the approximate $700 million dollars of annual NIH funding that is available to forge academic partnerships and build new businesses based on recently developed biotechnology.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand NIH SBIR/STTR program and funding opportunities
  • Learn about the NIH application, review, and award process
  • Take advantage of one-on-one and networking opportunities
  • Learn about other agencies' SBIR/STTR programs
  • Discuss with the NIH, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration opportunities for small business to pursue research opportunities that have the potential to turn into products and services that could improve the health of Americans

Register early to save! Early-bird registration rates of $350 are available until August 22, 2014.

The agenda, registration and other conference information are available at the conference website:

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2014 SBIR Investor Forum
November 13, 2014
Agilent Technologies
5301 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center will host the day-long 2014 NCI SBIR Investor Forum on November 13, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA. Join top SBIR-funded companies and nearly 200 investors, venture capitalists, and strategic partners for a day of networking and presentations from the top SBIR-funded companies with innovative cancer-related technologies on the brink of commercialization.

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