Small Business Funding Opportunities from the National Cancer Institute

Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 10 a.m.

The National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Development Center provides funding, networking, and mentoring assistance to small businesses with early-stage innovative cancer technology projects. NCI SBIR Program Director, Dr. Xing-Jian Lou, and Program Manager, Dr. Reema Railkar, will present funding opportunities and commercialization resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses. This presentation is appropriate for both established and emerging entrepreneurs in small businesses or academia interested in moving life science technologies to patients and/or marketplace.

Registration closes Thursday, July 22nd.

NCI SBIR staff are available to meet with select researchers to discuss potential projects one-on-one following the event. Interested parties should submit specific aims and an executive summary by July 16th. Send email submissions to Ashley Francis at

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