The 21st Annual HHS Small Business Program Conference

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The 21st Annual HHS Small Business Program Conference helps small businesses learn more about the approximate $1.1 billion dollars of annual HHS funding that is available to forge academic partnerships and build new businesses. This annual conference is the cornerstone of HHS’s Congressionally-mandated outreach efforts for small business. Attendees discover how to:

  • Successfully submit an application
  • Approach partners and investors
  • Access the technical assistance programs HHS offer’s to awardees
  • Discuss specific questions with HHS SBIR and STTR subject-matter experts

Hosted By:

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Attendees will be able to speak with federal representatives from these expected agencies:

Who Should Attend?

  • Small businesses wanting to develop innovative technology products
  • Small businesses interested in new NIH SBIR/STTR initiatives and program changes
  • Small businesses pursuing research opportunities that have the potential to turn into products and services that could improve the health in the U.S.
  • Small businesses wanting to develop innovative biomedical technology products
  • 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
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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

Become an Event Sponsor or Exhibitor

Are you interested in participating in this exciting conference by becoming an event sponsor? We have sponsorship opportunities with benefits that best suit your needs. We can create a tailored plan to meet your specific requirements and ensure a return on investment. Custom opportunities can include sponsorship of a morning breakfast or reception, speaker introduction, and more.

Why Sponsor?

  • Market your company to a national audience of technology companies & researchers
  • One-on-one meetings with HHS/NIH staff attract a strong audience
  • Gain access to potential clients and new technology among the early stage attendees
  • Network and build relationships
  • We can create custom opportunities to ensure a return on investment

Sponsorships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We reserve the right to refuse any sponsor. Sponsors should seek tax advice for any potential tax benefit to their organization. All sponsorship of the 21st Annual HHS Small Business Program Conference will go solely toward defraying the expense of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and not HHS.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Limited sponsorships available. Please call 702-895-5200 or email for more information.

  • Recognized on Exhibitor Listings
  • 2 Full Conference Passes
  • (1) 6 Foot Table
  • Recognition on All Printed Materials
  • Logo Recognition During Breakfast or Break
  • 3 Full Conference Passes
  • Conference Monitor Ad Rotations
  • Recognition on All Printed Materials
  • Recognized on Exhibitor Listings
  • 5 Full Conference Passes
  • (1) 6 Foot Table
  • Opening Intro and Logo Displayed During One Keynote or Lunch Session
  • Conference Monitor Ad Rotations
  • Recognition on All Printed Materials
  • Recognized on Exhibitor Listings
  • 7 Full Conference Passes
  • (2) 6 Foot Tables

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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