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
- 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.
- Commercialization Accelerator Program (CAP): This NIH program helps Phase 2 SBIR and STTR awardees accomplish key commercialization milestones through mentoring, training and access to industry experts.
- Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program: This NIH program helps Phase 2 SBIR and STTR awardees move their projects to the commercialization stage by providing additional support for technical assistance.
Collaborative NCATS Programs
- Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND): This program provides selected researchers with in-kind pre-clinical 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 pre-clinical services.
- Tools for Researchers: NCATS-supported programs and projects have produced numerous tools to help researchers advance translational science.
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