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19th Annual 2017 HHS SBIR/STTR Conference
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19th Annual 2017 HHS SBIR/STTR Conference

The CTSI of Southeast Wisconsin Welcomes You to the 19th Annual Health & Human Service SBIR/STTR Conference.

11/7/2017 to 11/9/2017
When: November 7-9, 2017
Where: Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53203
United States

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A cornerstone of the HHS’s congressionally mandated outreach efforts, this three-day national HHS SBIR/STTR Conference is designed to educate attendees about the America’s Largest Seed Fund and how to apply for these commercialization dollars. With over $920 million dollars of annual HHS funding, this is one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States.


The HHS’s SBIR/STTR programs allow US-owned small businesses to forge academic partnerships and build productive businesses.  With this funding, the partners can engage in research and development that has a strong potential to deliver products and services, including medical devices, diagnostics, digital health, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, to improve the health of Americans.



  • Meet one-on-one with over 100 HHS representatives and discuss research opportunities with:
    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), its Institutes, Centers and Offices
    • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
    • HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Understand HHS SBIR/STTR programs and funding opportunities
  • Learn about HHS assistance programs offered to awardees
  • Learn how to write successful SBIR/STTR grant application
  • Learn about the HHS SBIR/STTR application, review and award process
  • Discuss specific questions with HHS SBIR/STTR subject-matter experts
  • Build relationships with potential partners and investors
  • Network with like-minded innovators

Intended Audience

  • Small Businesses wanting to develop innovative technology products
  • Small Businesses interested in new NIH SBIR/STTR initiatives and program changes
  • Entrepreneurs and Researchers from Small Businesses
  • University Researchers interested in partnering with small businesses on collaborative R&D projects
  • University Researchers interested in starting their own companies
  • Organizations, Consultants and Service Providers who support to interested SBIR/STTR applicants
  • Large Companies interested in developing strategic alliances with successful SBIR/STTR awardees

The NIH SBIR/STTR programs congressionally require eligible governmental agencies to set aside a percentage of their extramural budget so that domestic small businesses can engage in R&D that has a strong potential for technology commercialization. We have a commitment to:

  • Stimulate technological innovation
  • Meet federal research and development needs
  • Increase private sector commercialization of innovations developed through federal R&D funding
  • Foster and encourage participation in innovation and entrepreneurship by socially and economically disadvantaged persons and women-owned small businesses

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