Other Small Business Programs

In addition to the SBIR and STTR programs, NIH and NCATS offer technical assistance to small businesses through several other programs.

NIH Programs for SBIR and STTR Awardees

Phase 1

  • I-Corps™ at NIH: This program is designed to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds on biomedical research to help Phase 1 SBIR and STTR awardees create technologies, products and services that benefit society.
  • Niche Assessment Program (NAP): This NIH program offers Phase 1 SBIR and STTR awardees access to market research and data to help refine a commercialization strategy.

Phase 2

Collaborative NCATS Programs

  • Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND): This program provides selected researchers with in-kind preclinical support services to move promising small molecules and biologics for rare and neglected diseases into clinical testing.
  • Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs): This program makes available critical resources needed for the development of new therapeutic agents for both common and rare diseases through access to in-kind preclinical services.
  • Tools for Researchers: NCATS-supported programs and projects have produced numerous tools to help researchers advance translational science.

Find additional resources for small businesses interested in federal research and development.