Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants are federal grant programs specifically for small entrepreneurial enterprises working on new technologies. They are a source of non-equity funding for emerging business research and development – and a potential source of support for research in a faculty inventor’s lab.

This interactive workshop will focus on SB opportunities for biomedical research and development, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Panelists will discuss what’s new with SBIR-STTRs, when an SB subaward makes sense and when it doesn’t, resources to help identify small business partners, moving from Phase I to Phase II, understanding and avoiding Conflict of Interest issues.

Panelists will include faculty colleagues with SBIR and/or STTR experience, Dan Lilly from the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, and Betsy Ohlsson-Wilhelm, PhD, co-founder of SciGro, Inc., a consultancy serving the biomedical industry. In addition to sitting on NIH review committees, Dr. Ohlsson-Wilhelm acts as a reviewer for the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Council and various other funding agencies.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Research Innovation and Office of Research Development

Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Tuesday, November 12 to Theo Fitopoulos at or 617-373-6579