KSEF Events: NIH SBIR/STTR Commercialization Clinic

NIH SBIR/STTR Commercialization Strategy Clinic

When       Where
October 25, 2016   Marriott Louisville East
Tuesday   1903 Embassy Square Blvd
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM   Louisville, KY  40299

Registration -- EVENT SOLD OUT!
The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) is organizing this NIH SBIR/STTR Commercialization Strategies Clinic. This will be an intense, hands-on event designed to cover strategies on how to leverage NIH SBIR/STTR Programs for commercial success.

The clinic will be led by Dr. Lenka Fedorkova (speaker bio), who will provide an overview and unique perspective based on actual cases and lessons learned from successful NIH awardees. The afternoon will be dedicated to group coaching of companies based on a one-page brief prepared by each of the participants.

The intended clinic participant is a person who is looking for guidance on how to navigate and understand the many NIH programs designed to stimulate and assist SBIR/STTR supported companies through their commercialization process. The participant has experience with the SBIR/STTR programs, has received a Phase I award, and is preparing a Phase II, Direct to Phase II, or Fast Track to NIH.

To ensure a successful coaching experience, priority requirements apply. A one-page concept document will be required 15 days prior to the event to help Dr. Fedorkova with coaching you. You will receive constructive and actionable feedback on your technology concept write-up, reviewer summary statement, and guidance on other proposal-related questions and challenges.
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Application for Registration
This event, valued at $500 per person, is sponsored via KSTC partners and brought to you at $50, but seating is limited to 15-20 registrants to ensure successful small-group coaching. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1993, reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made; please request at least two weeks in advance. R
egistration refunds will be available up to three weeks before the event; no refunds thereafter.

 -EARLY GROUP DISCOUNT - register multiple persons at a time and receive a 10% discount on additional registrations using EARLYGROUP code. Offer valid until September 30, 2016

The various funding options mean funding programs beyond the conventional Phase I and II phases. Thus, part of the discussion will focus on helping understand options and plan accordingly on both the funding side and the technical assistance side -- from Phase I, Phase II, Fast-Track, Direct to Phase II, Phase II B and Bridge Programs, Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program 1: Technical Assistance, and Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program 2: Technical Assistance and Late Stage Development to I-Corps Program, Niche Assessment Program, and Commercialization Accelerator Program. Then, the afternoon will be dedicated to group coaching of companies based on a one-page brief prepared by each of the participants.

"Applicants should take advantage of the accessibility of the NIH Program staff to seek feedback before submitting an application and practice active communication in order to build a relationship with the agency contacts" - Lenka Fedorkova.

8:00-8:30 AM Registration Sign-in and Light Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:15 AM Review SBIR/STTR Gap Funding and Technical Assistance Programs
9:15-9:30 AM Case Studies of Successful Awardees
9:30-10:00 AM    NIH Review Process and Expectations
10:00-10:10 AM Break
10:10-11:00 AM Commercialization Plan Strategies
11:00-11:15 AM Putting Your Best Foot Forward
11:15-11:30 AM Concept Write Up and Prepare for Afternoon Sessions
11:30 AM-12:30 PM   Lunch Break
12:30-1:45 PM One-on-one and Group Coaching of Proposal Ideas (Part 1)
1:45-2:00 PM Break
2:00-5:00 PM One-on-one and Group Coaching of Proposal Ideas (Part 2)

Respond Now: Limited Seats
This event is only available once a year and will not be repeated until Fall 2017. Do not miss this opportunity - register now!


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  KSTC/KSEF acknowledges the support of the Small Business Administration (SBA) through Federal State and Technology (FAST) Grant Award #SBAHQ-16-G-0015

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