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NCI SBIR Virtual Information Session with Texas Medical Center

August 4, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


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NCI SBIR Program Director, Dr. Xing-Jian Lou, and Program Manager, Dr. Reema Railkar, will present funding opportunities and commercialization resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses during the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Accelerator for Cancer Therapies (ACT) virtual information session.

This presentation is appropriate for both established and emerging entrepreneurs in small businesses or academia interested in moving life science technologies to patients and/or marketplace. Speakers will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of SBIR/STTR eligibility requirements
  • New and existing funding opportunities from NIH and NCI
  • Initiatives to help NCI SBIR-funded companies to connect with investors, venture capitalists, strategic partners, and business leaders from the biotech and pharmaceutical industries
  • Resources such as the I-Corps™ at NIH Program and Applicant Assistance Program
  • Practical strategies on how to successfully submit competitive research proposals
  • NCI SBIR Peer Learning and Networking Webinar Series

Following the presentation, NCI SBIR staff are available to meet with select researchers to discuss potential projects one-on-one. Interested parties should send specific aims and an executive summary by August 4th. Please limit to one page each.

Send email submissions to: Ahmed AlRawi, ACT Program Manager, at