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Stimulating Alzheimer’s and Aging Innovations Through Small Business Funding

Wednesday, March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Organized By BioKansas
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Do you need nondilutive funding to advance your aging-related research? Join BioKansas in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging Office of Small Business Research for a webinar on small business funding opportunities to advance your research to the commercialization stage. Armineh Ghazarian, M.S.F., Office of Small Business Research program analyst, will provide an overview of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, guidance on drafting a competitive application, and additional resources to help you advance your research.


Join this session to:

  • An overview of the SBIR and STTR programs and benefits of funding
  • Priority research interests for NIA-funded small businesses
  • Tips for submitting a competitive application
  • Upcoming funding opportunities and deadlines
  • Other resources and programs
  • Opportunities to discuss your application with NIH staff


Who Should Attend:

  • Small biotechnology and/or healthcare technology businesses
  • Academic researchers
  • Technology transfer organizations
  • Women- and minority-owned small businesses




Armineh Ghazarian, M.S.F.

Program Analyst,
Office of Small Business Research

National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health


Sonia Hall
(913) 544-1134
March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Add to my Calendar
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