The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) SBIR/STTR Development Center provides federal funding and resources to startups working on anti-cancer technologies including therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, radiation therapy and imaging, research tools, and digital health. The program’s budget has now grown to ~$180M a year, and we fund ~250-300 companies at any given time.
Two NCI SBIR staff attended the 2019 Yale Innovation Summit, and they’re interested in meeting with Yale or small business staff who wish to pursue SBIR/STTR research funding. They can provide advice on how to prepare competitive funding applications.
The National Science Foundation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awards more than $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across almost all areas of science and technology can receive up to $1.5 million in non-dilutive funds to support research and development (R&D), helping de-risk technology for commercial success. An NSF SBIR staff member will be attending the 2019 Yale Innovation Summit and is interested in meeting with any Yale or small business staff who wish to pursue SBIR/STTR research funding. She can provide advice on how to prepare competitive funding applications.