Seminar will feature SBIR/STTR funding tips


OMAHA, Nebraska (August 22, 2023)—The Program Director of the SBIR Development Center with the National Cancer Institute, Xing-Jian Lou, PhD, will present a noon seminar on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023.

The seminar will cover an overview of funding opportunities through the National Cancer Institute’s SBIR/STTR program, commercialization resources and tips on applying to the program. The SBIR/STTR program—short for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer—are competitive federal funding programs aimed at encouraging technological innovations and entrepreneurship.

The seminar will be held at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, in conference room BCC 0.12.101 on the ground floor. UNeMed is sponsoring the event, and will provide a complimentary lunch to the first 25 guests.

As Program Director, Dr. Lou helps identify areas of interest for the National Cancer Institute’s contract topics and funding opportunity announcements. She also works with small businesses to help secure funding for innovative research projects that have commercial potential.

Before joining the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Lou received her doctorate in Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology from the University of Miami, and went on to work at places like Johnson & Johnson, LumiCyte, Applied Biosystems and diaDexus.

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