This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon biomedical research to develop technologies, products, and services that benefit society.
Toward meeting this objective, the I-Corps program is being offered.
at NIH program is focused on educating researchers and technologists on how to translate technologies from the lab into the marketplace.
Under this FOA, participating NIH and CDC Institutes and Centers will continue providing administrative supplement awards to currently-funded SBIR and STTR Phase I grantees.
The program is designed to provide three-member project teams with access to instruction and mentoring in order to accelerate the translation of technologies currently being developed with NIH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) SBIR and STTR funding.
It is anticipated that outcomes for the I-Corps teams participating in this program will include significantly refined commercialization plans and well-informed pivots in their overall commercialization strategies.
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIH or CDC Scientific/Research staff for more information about the program before applying.