Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Sponsor Program Solicitation:
Funding Amount: $1,000,000 per year
Duration: 3 years
Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity
NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 05/16/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 06/26/2014
Eligibility and Nomination Requirements
Only one application per institution is allowed. This opportunity is still open. If you are interested in applying, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as early as possible.
The NIH Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) program will support proof-of-concept centers (Hubs) that facilitate and accelerate the translation of biomedical innovations into commercial products that improve patient care and enhance health. The REACH Hubs will provide qualified institutions with the initial investment and resources to nurture innovators to develop high priority early-stage technologies within the NIH’s mission by providing: (1) infrastructure for identifying the most promising technologies, (2) funding for product definition studies (e.g. feasibility studies, prototype development, or proof-of-concept studies), (3) coordinated access to expertise in areas required for early stage technology development (including scientific, regulatory, reimbursement, business, legal, and project management), and (4) skills development and hands-on experience in entrepreneurism. Establishing public-private partnerships and providing additional non-federal funds will be critical for success.