Commercialize Your Small Business Products With TABA

Funding News Edition: December 16, 2020
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Boost your product development and commercialization efforts through the Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) program for NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) applicants and awardees.

TABA Support by Stage

Consider the following TABA Support for Awardees options based on your award stage.

TABA Funding for applicants. In your application for a Phase I, II, or IIB SBIR or STTR opportunity, you may request additional TABA funds to enlist one or more vendors for technical and business services. As examples, TABA can pay for access to technologies, support on product sales, intellectual property protections, market research, and planning.

Be sure to note that if you receive TABA funding, you are no longer eligible for the additional TABA options below. You may still use NIH Innovator Support, the I-Corps opportunity, Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation (C3i), or pitch coaching from Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs).  

TABA Needs Assessment for Phase I awardees. You qualify if you didn’t receive TABA funding and you’ve held (or still hold) an active SBIR and STTR Phase I or Phase I Fast-Track grant or contract within the past two years.

When you Request a Needs Assessment Report, expect a status response within 60 days. After that, an unbiased third-party vendor working on NIH’s behalf will provide a free assessment report within two or three months. The report will help you identify and address your most pressing product development needs. Find more details in the November 13, 2020 Guide notice.

TABA consulting services for Phase II awardees. NIH plans to launch this “coming soon” option in 2021. Check for updates at Support for Awardees.

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