20th Annual U.S. HHS SBIR/STTR Conference: Oct 30th-Nov 1 – Dallas, TX


This national conference is the cornerstone of the US Department of Health & Human Service’s (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 research and development dollars. With over $1 billion 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.

Conference Highlights:

  • Meet One-on-One with over 100 SBIR/STTR Program Managers and Federal Staff from the NIH, FDA, CDC, DOD, SBA, and more!
  • Learn how to write competitive Phase I & II grant proposals
  • Network with entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors
  • Learn about resources for Women-Owned & Socially Disadvantaged Businesses

Who Should Attend?

  • Small businesses wanting to develop innovative technology products
  • Highly motivated small business entrepreneurs or researchers
  • Small businesses interested in new HHS SBIR/STTR initiatives and program changes
  • Academic Administrators interested in learning how to leverage SBIR/STTR funding for their university community
  • University researchers interested in partnering with small businesses on collaborative R&D projects
  • University researcher interested in starting you own company
  • Large companies interested in developing strategic alliances with successful SBIR/STTR awardees
  • Organizations or consultants providing support to interested SBIR/STTR applicants

WHEN:         October 30th – November 1, 2018
WHERE:       Hilton Anatole, 2201 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Tx, 75207


For any questions regarding the conference, please contact events@dallaschamber.org